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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JANUARY, 1915 
ABNER CHENEY GOODELL, MA. 

By Miss Elizabeth T. Thornton of Lexington, Mass. 

Abner Cheney Goodell, a life member and former President of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society, died in his own 
house at Salem, Mass., 19 July 1914, in the eighty-third year of his 
age. 

He was born at Cambridgeport, Mass., 1 October 1831, a son of 
Abner Cheney and Sally Dodge (Haskell) Goodell and a descendant 
of Robert^ Goodell of Salem, who came to New England from Ips- 
wich, England, in the Elizabeth in 1634. From this immigrant 
ancestor his line of descent was traced through Zachariah^ of Salem, 
Joseph^ of Salem, Joseph* of Grafton, Mass., Joseph^ of Grafton and 
Warwick, Mass., Zina^ of Warwick and North Orange, Mass., and 
Abner Cheney,^ his father, who was born at North Orange 9 February 
1805 and married at Cambridge, Mass., 2 August 1829, Sally Dodge 
Haskell, born at Providence, R. I., 5 February 1805, daughter of 
Aaron and Eunice (Dodge). 

In 1837 the family removed to Salem, and the boy was sent to the 
public schools, to be graduated from the High School, in his sixteenth 
year, at the head of an unusually excellent class. For the next two 
years he was employed in his father's machine shop, but he still kept 
up in private his studies in Latin, mathematics, and his beloved 
English literature. It is told of him that with the first money he 
earned he bought a copy of Cowper's Poems. 

Then, in 1849, w^hen Mr. Goodell was eighteen, his mother's 
youngest brother, the late George Haskell of Ipswich, observing his 
nephew's unusual mentality, took him into his law office, thus winning 
the boy's lifelong devotion. Here, under his uncle's guidance, his 
attention was directed particularly to the study of the law governing 
real estate; but Mr. Haskell always approved and encouraged his 
brilliant nephew's interest in other learning, and to him Mr. Goodell 
owed much. Mr. Haskell lived until 1898, followed always by his 
nephew's grateful affection. Mr. Goodell finished his law studies in 
Salem with Northend and Choate, and was admitted to the bar in 
1852, at the November term of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massa- 
chusetts. 

In January 1853 he began the practice of his profession in Lynn, 

VOL. LXIX. 1 



4 Ahner Cheney Goodell [Jan. 

where he remained until 1858, a successful lawyer. Of his reported 
cases the most important are Harvey v. Mosley, in which was de- 
cided for the first time the age of consent of marriage in Massachu- 
setts, and Commonwealth v. Hitchings, which is recognized as a 
leading case and accepted as authority both in this country and 
Great Britain. 

In 1856 he was appointed and the next year was elected register of 
the then newly organized Court of Insolvency for Essex County, 
which was merged with the Probate Court in 1858. He was then 
elected register of this new Court of Probate and Insolvency for 
Essex County, and held the office by re-election continuously for 
twenty years. 

In 1865 he was elected alderman, by unanimous vote on all the 
tickets, an office which he desired in order that he might help in the 
establishment of a water system for the City. He drew the ordinance 
defining the duties of the Board of Water Commissioners, and this 
Board was chosen during the same year, thus accomplishing the work 
according to Mr. Goodell's hope. 

In 1865 Mr. Goodell became president of the Salem and South 
Danvers Street Railway Co. When he took it over the Company 
carried a debt of S40,000, with its stock almost valueless. When he 
left it, after nineteen years of service, the stock brought S200 a share, 
and for the last four years of his presidency paid 22% interest annu- 
ally and earned 30%. This result was a triumph of organizing power 
and executive patience through many difficult years; and it was 
always true that Mr. Goodell's ardent interest in the past was matched 
by his wise citizenship and his practical outlook ahead. It was he 
who first suggested an electric railway between Salem and Marble- 
head; but he was refused a location and it was years before that 
means of communication was established. When in 1877 Mr. Alex- 
ander Graham Bell made his experimental trial of the first telephone 
line in Massachusetts, between Salem and Boston, before the Essex 
Institute, Mr. Goodell's recognition of the usefulness and value of 
the invention was instant. The motion he submitted to the meeting 
was thought to be perhaps too enthusiastically sanguine as to the 
value of the new instrument. It was, however, accepted, and Mr. 
Goodell's words stand on the records, a witness alike to the quickness 
of his mental processes and to the soundness of his judgment in 
practical affairs. 

After giving up his regular law practice Mr. Goodell was often 
consulted on recondite matters of law and points of ancient practice. 
And all his learning in the law and his marvellous industry were 
brought into use when in 1865 Governor Andrew appointed him on 
a commission, under a resolve of the General Court, 'Ho prepare for 
publication a complete copy of the statutes and laws of the Province 
and State of Massachusetts Bay, from the time of the province 
charter, to the adoption of the Constitution of the Commonwealth 
. . . , with suitable marginal references to the statutes and judicial 
decisions of the Province and Commonwealth, . . . and to such other 
authorities as, in their opinion, may enhance the value and useful- 
ness of the work." For nearly thirty years Mr. Goodell was con- 



1915] Ahner Cheney Goodell 5 

nected with this service, but there were several interruptions, and he 
was actually engaged on it rather less than nineteen years. After 
1879 he made the work his chief employment, and gave much time 
to the task so fitted to his tastes and his attainments. There was 
criticism of his painstaking methods; but such persons as were fitted 
by their own pursuits and training to understand the difficulty and 
worth of his service had only words of grateful praise for his accom- 
plishment. These men knew that the value to the country of his 
work, unique in the beginning, would increase with the passing of 
each year. His notes, becoming ultimately more voluminous than 
the original text, are a monument to his learning and to the unending 
patience of his scholarly mind. ''Nobody but Abner Goodell could 
have done it'^ was the verdict of a man fitted to give judgment, when 
the fourth volume of the Province Laws was finished in 1881. 

Mr. Goodell was elected a member of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society 6 August 1862, was made a life member in 1863 
and a director in 1884, and was chosen President, to succeed the late 
Marshall Pinckney Wilder, in January 1887. He served in the 
presidency until 22 June 1892, when his resignation, which had been 
announced at the May meeting of that year, took effect, and he was 
succeeded in the chair by Hon. William Claflin. He was a life mem- 
ber and senior Vice-President of the Essex Institute at Salem, and 
was one of the oldest and foremost members of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society and of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 
To all of these organizations he was a frequent and valued contribu- 
tor. He was a corresponding member of the historical societies of 
New York, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island, a member of 
the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton, Mass., of the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Prince Society, and was 
at one time a member of the Sons of the Revolution. He had been 
also a trustee of the Peabody Academy of Science of Salem and its 
secretary since February 1867, when he was appointed to the Board 
by the founder, George Peabody of London. He was a member of 
the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity of Harvard University, and received 
the honorary degree of Master of Arts from Amherst College in 1865. 

In politics Mr. Goodell was first a Free-soiler, and later he went 
into the Republican party when it was organized. 

During the years in Lynn Mr. Goodell formed many friendships 
amongst the old Quaker families, ties which held through life, as did 
his devotion to their noble faith and simple form of worship. ^ His 
sensitive nature, keenly alive to spiritual values, responded inevitably 
to their high sense of the immediate dependence of the human spirit 
on the Divine, as his robust manliness to their conviction of the power 
of the Holy Spirit to meet the awakened soul of man and touch it to 
eternal issues. For years he attended the Quarterly Meeting of the 
Society of Friends, held usually at Newport, R. L, gaining fresh power 
from this association with their austere and lovely ways of thought. 

Mr. Goodell married, 26 November 1866, Martha Page Putnam, 
daughter of Alfred and Mary (Page) of Danvers, Mass. Mrs. 
Goodell was a granddaughter of John Page of Danvers and great- 
granddaughter of Lieut.-Col. Jeremiah Page of Revolutionary fame. 



6 Ahner Cheney Goodell [Jan. 

Mr. Goodell liked to remind his wife that she was descended from 
the first minister, the first governor, and the first teacher in the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony. Their first son, George Haskell, was 
born at Danvers 26 December 1870. Soon afterwards Mr. Goodell 
removed to the house at No. 4 Federal Street, Salem, which he had 
bought a few years before, and here he made his home for the rest of 
his long life, adding to it a beautiful library room, a fit place for his 
remarkable collection of books. The house was once the old jail, 
standing almost on the site of the still older building where the victims 
of 1692 were imprisoned, and, to his descendant's great delight, on 
land once owned by the immigrant ancestor of his family, Robert 
Goodell. In part of this house Mr. Goodell's parents lived for many 
years, enjoying the daily attention of their devoted son and his 
beautiful wife. Here also was born Mr. Goodell's second son, Alfred 
Putnam, 18 February 1877. Both sons survive their father. 

Mr. Goodell will be remembered as a true friend and polished 
gentleman, of flashing wit and charming presence. He was an able 
lawyer and a scholar of good parts, never allowing any lapse in his 
devotion to learning, even through the years when he was most 
occupied with his duties as wise and useful citizen and man of affairs. 

But in these pages it is fitting to dwell especially on the breadth of 
his historical learning and the fullness of his antiquarian knowledge, 
legal and social — that vast store of meticulously exact detail of New 
England's early days that his memor}^ held so easily and that was 
always at the service of fellow students. He was the John Selden of 
New England's learning. 

To walk with him through the streets of Salem was an adventure 
back into the early years of his dear town. His brilliant talk played 
about the foibles as well as the virtues of the men of colonial and 
provincial days; and we felt really intimate with them as Mr. Good- 
ell's wonderful memorj^ and exact topographical knowledge led us to 
their very homes, and we seemed to see them coming out of their own 
beautiful dooi*ways and going about the old streets, taking their 
part — wise or foolish — in town affairs, until we followed some of 
them even to their tombs in the Charter Street Burial Ground. 

The romantic touch that Mr. Goodell knew so well how to give 
could not fail to arouse even the dullest modern to keen interest in the 
early days ; but he allowed no confusion between what might possibly 
have occurred and that which is certainly known to have happened. 
He had no mercy for careless methods of investigation or vague 
imaginings about the past. The gleaming wit that touched an old 
hero — or sinner — was fed by great learning, restrained by a guarded 
imagination. There was always authority behind his picturesque 
phrases; but there would be none to call antiquarian research dull if 
Mr. Goodell's like could be had as guide. 

There is reason to fear that with the passing of his glowing and 
merry spirit much knowledge of New England's past is again lost to 
us. But Mr. Goodell wrote, as he talked, with grace and accuracy; 
and in the beautiful open script that made his charming letters so 
pleasant to look at was set down much wit and wisdom that now 
stand in printed pages — his contribution to human learning. 



1915] Ahner Cheney Goodell 7 

His eager search for truth wherever it might lead ended sometimes 
in difficult places and in misunderstandings that were painful to him. 
But no suppression or modification of a fact of which he had assured 
himself ever occurred to Mr. Goodell as a way out of his own pain 
or difficulty. Once convinced of a truth, he stood by it, a formidable 
guardian, the rapier of his wit sharpened by his great learning. His 
pamphlet on Crispus Attucks, written in 1873, and his argument 
over the Act of 1711, reversing the attainder of persons convicted of 
witchcraft in 1692, are cases in point. 

His unique work in the editing of the Province Laws stands by 
itself and is widely known to students of law and of the past. Of 
his addresses and other printed papers two little masterpieces are 
especially to be noted. One, delivered in 1871 before the Essex 
Institute, on The Interdependence of Science and History, is in its 
few pages a notable example of his methods and his power. This 
delightful paper shows the deep interest in and wide vision over great 
affairs which were as marked characteristics of his mind as was his 
extraordinary mastery of the details of small ones. And three years 
later, in 1874, again before the Essex Institute, on the occasion of the 
centennial anniversaiy of the meeting of the Provincial Assembly in 
Salem, he delivered an address thrilling in its tracing of effects to 
their causes, in its setting of small happenings in their rightful place 
in the inspiring march of great events, in its courageous confidence 
in the future of the nation whose beginnings he knew^ so well, in its 
fullness of picturesque detail, in its glints of his pleasant humor. 

Rather curiously for so keen a lover of beautiful things, Mr. Goodell 
was much interested in that black spot in New England's history, the 
Witchcraft Delusion of 1692, and he devoted much time to the study 
of its rise, progress, and end, intending to write a book on the subject. 
His manuscript notes and the books he collected for this work are 
said by those fitted to judge to be of great, though as yet unmeasured, 
value. The book was never written; but there is in existence one 
result of these studies, the manuscript of an address given by him 
before the Danvers Historical Society in 1892, when that body com- 
memorated the outbreak of the Witchcraft Delusion in 1692 in Salem 
Village, now Danvers. This meeting of the Society was held in the 
house of worship that stands on the site of the old First Meeting 
House, so that Mr. Goodell's learned paper was read as from Rev. 
Samuel Parris's own pulpit. 

His later years Mr. Goodell passed among his books and in the 
constant companionship of his beloved and devoted wife. ^ The 
limitations daily forced upon him by physical disabihties, incident 
to his years and especially harassing to his outreaching nature, were 
borne with a gallant fortitude that never broke, fortitude very moving 
to see in a man of his ardent temperament. The affectionate care 
that was always given him was met with as unfailing gratitude and 
with his characteristic chivalric courtesy. He kept to the last his 
keen interest in world affairs, and the end of his long life came peace- 
fully as befitted one 

"Whose soul was still prepared for death." 
Brilliant wit, charming writer, ripe scholar, distinguished antiquary, 



8 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

learned in the law, good citizen, true friend, Abner Cheney Goodell 

was, first, last, and always, a good man. 

Grateful acknowledgment is made to Mr. George G. Putnam for his carefully 
prepared notice that appeared in the Salem News the day after Mr. GoodelFs 
death. Many of the dates and some of the facts in this memoir have been taken 
from Mr. Putnam's account. 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A.B., of Shirley, Mass. 

James Parker, Esq., the writer of the diary from which the follow- 
ing extracts have been made, was born at Groton, Mass., 26 Nov. 
1744, the son of Leonard and Abigail (Parker) Parker, married, in 
1767, Sarah Dickinson of Lancaster, Mass., daughter of James and 
Sarah (Stickney) Dickinson, and died in 1830. When he began his 
diary in 1770, he was a young married man with a little daughter, 
Sally. 

As early as 1765 he had bought from his great-uncle, William Far- 
well, a house and a forty-acre farm on the banks of a brook in the 
western part of Shirley, Mass.; and it was to this little two-roomed 
house, overlooking a broad green meadow, that he brought his bride. 
He left a reputation behind him for efficiency, broadmindedness, and 
geniality, combined with a Yanlcee shrewdness at a bargain and a 
certain truculence. He was a good farmer, and must have been 
versatile, if his own picture of himself is true. Toward the end of 
his life he moved into the centre of the town, and there he still gathered 
the news of the neighbors, the greater community compensating for 
his lessening activity. He was for years the town schoolmaster; but 
as we read these pages his elusive spelling shows that education in 
those days taught only enough for the roughest kind of figuring and 
writing. 

The diary comes down almost to the end of Mr. Parker's life, and 
it is a great pity that some of the almanacs containing it have been 
lost, and that consequently there are gaps in the narrative. He wrote 
something eveiy day, but parts were of interest only to himself as a 
record of those who worked for him or as a chronicle of the work 
actually done on the farm. The following pages reproduce only the 
items that are of more general interest. In 1799 his son began to write 
the same sort of a journal, and thus for thirty years father and son 
both kept diaries. It is singularly fortunate that the elder James was 
the one who told of the Revolution, Shays's Rebellion, and the early 
history of the town; for the younger James had no such broad out- 
look on life. The original diary of the elder James is now in the 
library of the American Antiquarian Society at Worcester, and 
through the courtesy of the librarian, Clarence S. Brigham, Esq., 
permission has been obtained to print these extracts. The spelling 
of the original manuscript has been followed strictly, but a few marks 
of punctuation have been supplied by the transcriber, as the writer 
of the diary seldom used them. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 9 

Extracts from the Diary of James Parker 

[1770, January] 

This 1 : Day of January I went to Groton as an Evidence against Thos. Little 

att Colo. Prescotts & from thence to my Mothers & Loged there that 

Night & it Rained that Night & Carried off almost all the y^. 
Ye 2 Day Moses Dickenson* Cut Hog shed Poolsf on Philemon's Holdens 

Land. Cold weather for Until ye 6 & then warm and Rainy, y© [3] I 

was gone from home all this week Moses was gone 5 Days to old M'" Graves 

&c. 
Ye 8 Day it Cleared of Cold & their was a great flood ye same Day. Moses 

Dickenson Brought 200 of Hogs^ whop polesf ye same Day I cleaned up 

my oats 5 Bushels, 
ye 10 Jonas ParkerJ came to my house and stayed all Night & we went to 

John Pages & Phin^ [Page]. The ground held Bair almost till ye 12 Day 

& then it snowed, ye same Day Moses Dickenson went to Groton & 

Came the next Night. 
I worked at Mr Ivory's § this 13 Day & ground & Boulted 3 Bushels of my 

own wheet for Doc Taylor, it snowed some this Day & Cleared off att 

Night, ye Snow came About 8 Inches Deep. 
Ye 15 Day I went to Lunenburgh & carried Doct'' Taylor 3/4 Q^* 22 lb 

3/4. a Cold day as Ever you see. Moses Dressed flax for Philemon Hold" 
Ye 16 Day sleded wood for myself. 
Ye 17 I load my Cord of Bark & sent to Westford by Fletcher.il it was fair 

& Cold. 
Ye 18 Day he Carried it to Westford. It was fair & cold this week as ever 

I knew. 
This 21 Day the Revd Mr Adams Preached hier. 
22. I put some Cap Peaces on my Shed. Moses fetched out my Bark, my 

wife went to Mr Ivory's to fix Betty a gownd. 

24. ye 24 Day I went to Groton & Carried my Bark to Bancroft & from there 
to Cutlers and got some tee & Indergo & then to my Mothers & got a 
Barrel of Sider & two Bushels of Appels & some Chestnuts, it stormed all 
Day & very Cold. 

25. I was very Poorly so that I keep house the greatest Part of ye Day. 

I fixed a yoak that Moses had of Mr graves, at night I loaded 200 of 
Barril Pools & sent to the Bridge for Phelps.t at Night I went to Mr 
Ivory's to see an arbatration between Mr Ivory & Thos Little. 

26. I remained Poorly. It was Pleasant. I wet my Lime. Moses sleaded 
wood. I bought 5£ worth of flax of Ward Baley. 

31 I strew mould at Mr Ivorys. Moses went to a shooting at Landod 
Sawtells. 

[February] 

I. these two Days I sleaded wood for Mr Oliver Fletcher. Moses Dickin- 
son sold his Coat & Jacoat to Phinehas Butler, ye 1 Day my wife went 
to Lancaster 

3. Moses went & got his Cloaths again. Hale** came to my house 
8. James Dickinsonff came to my house 

II. Mr Dana Preached Here it was warm Pleasant these Days. Moses 
went away this Night. 

* A brother-in-law of Parker. 

t Hogshead poles for hoops. 

j A younger brother of James Parker. 

§ John Ivory owned the mill on the Cattacoonemug, Shirley Village. 

II Oliver Fletcher, from Westfoid, who settled in Shirley. 
if Timothy Phelps, originally from Hollis, N. H. 

•* Paul Hale. 

tt Brother-in-law of Parker, and a tavern keeper in Shirley. 



10 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

13. I went to Groton & had Mr Ivorys Mair. met ye same night to agree 
about the School House & did nothing that time. 

15. ye Same Night we met & Drawed wrightings in Order to finish the 
School house. 

16. James [Dickinson] Beg-un to Plaster my Bedroom. . 

17. Haskell* came & finished Plastering. I sawed in his room 

19. James Dickinson went from my house. Jonas Parker came to my house 
ye Same Day. I Begun to Lay my Loag fence, y^ afternoon I Pick*^ over 
my Purtatoes 

21. Silvanus Smith & I finished Mr Ivorys whip & staid there all night. 

22. I stayed at Mr Ivorj^s it snowed in the afternoon. Nabyf went to M"" 
Wildest to Quilting. 

[March] 

1. I Drawed a Loag a Crost ye Mill Pond & some Copper § stuff for Ivory. 
Moses Dickinson came from Zeb Dodge's this Day. 

2. Samson Tuttle & Joshua Chase took Tho^ Little ye Same Night. 

4. w^as ye Sabbath. Mr Whitney H was Pubhshed ye same Night. 

5. was the March meeting. 

6. was March meeting at Groton. ye same Day Paul Dickinson came to 
my house & I went home with him & stayed at his house all Night. 

7. ye same Day Farther Willard^ & Mother & Onckel Night & his wife 
Came to my house in Order to go to thanksgiving at Pepperell. 

9. Jonas Parker Came to my house this night to work for me making Barrels. 

12. I begun to keep School at John Davises** 

13. Levi Parkerft came to my house & Benj" Hazon with him and we went 
to M^ Ivorys at Night & Drunk Flip, ye Next Day went home. 

20. I saw Spring Burds this Day. 

27. This Day I went to ConantsJI & Paid him for that beef that I had of him 
which weighed 108 lb. 

[April] 

3. Jonas & I went to George Perces & had a scag. 

7. I finished keeping keeping school at Deacon Longleys their I keep it one 

week. 
9. Nabby went to the forge & my wife the same Day. 
12. my old Cow Calved. Nabey went to M'" Whitneys. Paul Dickinson 

came and swoped Jacoats with Moses. 
16. Moses went & Brought my Plow from Hastings 
19. I plowed at Catteecuimemug Farm. Wentworth§ § made my Plow Plates 

this Day. 

21. I went to [Lancaster] & got Nath" Willardsli || & got his waggon & loaded 
up my whoops. 

23. I sot off for Boston with 28 Barrels 8 half Barrels 300H hoops. 

27. returned home. 

28. I went to father Willards and got 15 appel trees & Sot out in my Rye 
field also grafted a Peir tree into a thorn & sot out a Plumb tree. 

* Henry Haskell. 

t Abigail Parker, younger sister of James. 
I Elijah Wildes. 
§ I.e., cooper. 

!i Rev. Phinehas Whitney of Shirley, who married Lydia Bowes of Bedford, Mass. 
% Sarah (Stickney) Dickinson, Mrs. Parker's mother, married (2) Daniel Willard 
of Lancaster. 

** He lived in the southeast part of the town. 

tt James Parker's next younger brother. 

tj Jonathan Conant, who married Parker's cousin, Eunice Farwell. 

§§ He was of Harvard, Mass. 

1111 He was of Lancaster. 



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1915] Diary of James Parker 11 

26. the Rev<^ Mr Phinehas Whitney Moved home his wife. 
30 I sowed my Oats in Part at Cattercunemug farm 

[May] 

1. Mr OHver Livermore* Raised his house. 

2. I finished sowing my oats & Pees 

4. I went to Paul Hale to fight fire 

6. I crost Plowed the hollow at my Cattecunemug farm with ten Cattel. 

Ivory Wildes helped me with 4 Ox in the afternoon. 
9. I planted Purtatoes. my wife & Nabby went to Sam^^ Goulds 
16. Tim Phelps came and got 6 Staves & Heading & whoop Poles, they was 

refuge, t 
21. Mended fence for Wentworth. 
23. My Mother & EmmeJ Came to my house on foot. 
24 they went home this day. 

26. Samson Tuttle Leveled the Execution on Tho^ Littel House § & nine 
acres of Land, my Cattel Lay out. 

27. My Littel Daughter || went to meeting the first time that ever she went 
on foot. 

30. was General Lec'^.IF att Sam" Hazon the Company met. I & my wife 
& Sally went to father Willards the nex Day Jonas James Isaac & W"^. 

[June] 

1. I was shingle my house. Made a cow yard at Barret. 

5. This Day the widow Longley sot off No. 4.** 

6. Nabby Whitney came to my house. 

7. Nabby Parkers Prentiship was out, ye same Day she Begun for Wajors.jf 

12. Mrs. Ivory & Mrs Newell Came to my house. 

13. Brought my Chease Press from Capt Harrises! J 

16. Jonas Parker Came to my house & Brought some Cloth for Trowsers. 

Moses went to Amasa Hartwells & Bought 303^ yard of Cloth, ye Same 

day the Execution was Leveled on that house & some of ye Land of 

T. Littles 
17 I and my wife to see Sam" Dickinson §§ we Did Suppose him nigh unto 

Death, 
18. my wife came home. I brought 30 Cabbage Plants & sot them the Same 

Day. 
30 I Brook up with 18 Oxen, Leu* Walker with foar, Ivory Wildes with 4. 

Nathan Willards & Silvanus Holdens Oxen, Connants Oxen, Chases 

Oxen & my own. I Brook about five acres & left about one or hardly. 

[July] 

2. Moses went to work for Timothy Phelps, this Day I worked on my 
Cap. Barn. 

3 & 4. I Helped M^ Samll Walker|l|| with my Oxen. 
5. I sot out some Tobacco Plants. 

* He was from Watertown, Mass., and his house still stands on Benjamin Road. 

t I.e., refuse. 

j A younger sister of Parker. 

§ It stood on Centre Road, about half a mile from the Village. 

li Sally Parker. 

i] I.e., general election. . • i. • 

** Probably Narragansett township No. 4, in Hampshire Co., Mass., which was m- 
corporated in 1754 as the town of Greenwich. 

tt I-e., wages. 

It Capt. Francis Harris from Watertown. He owned the first mill site on Mulpus 
Brook. 

§§ Perhaps a brother of Mrs. Parker. 

nil Mr. Walker lived on a farm on the intervale of the Nashua River. 



12 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

20. I Reaped my Rye & got it into M'" Longley's Barn. I had 14 shock & 
half. John Egerton & Nathan Willard help^. This 20 Day Bynah Ivory 
Departed this Life. 

25. Charles Chase* was Buried this Day 

26 Tho^ Little & som other schoolers Called at my house. 

27 I worked on my Cap Barn Great Part ye Day. I moved the Posts & 
raised ye next Day. 

[August] 

I. Poled in a Load of Hay ye first that I got in. Egertonf & PeabodyJ 
Reaped my Oats that grew at Cattacunemug farm. Hannah Bartlett 
came to work for my wife this Day. it Still Remained Hot & Dry so that 
ye Corn Dryed like Hay in Some Places; But this Night their was a fine 
Shower. 

4. Jonas Parker Brook my sith. 

13. Abel Parker § went to Concord with whoops & to fetch up a load of salt 
for Phiiiehas Butler, sot off this evening. 

21. EHzabeth Boynton|| came to Live at my house. 

[September] 

7. I helped Ward Baileyl set Cole wood. 

12. Phinehas Page helped me make fenc Betwen he & I along by Balej^s 
Cool pit** half ye Day. at Night I Swaped my stears away for a horse 
with James Dickinson. Charles Holden & Zach [Holdenjtt cut whoop 
Poles on of Com" or W"^ Bennets. 

II. H. HaskellJt went to take Licence. 

13. I & my wife went to Groton to my Mothers & Carrd our Littel Girl & 
Come Back the next Day. 

18. the first frost Came this Night. 

20. Jonas Parker came & Whooped some Barrils for me & then went to 

Gorge Pierces. 
24. Went to W°^ Williamess & Bought a Corn Basket. Nathan Smith & 

Josiah Parker had a souring. 

25 Went to Landlord Sawtell & Bought S 221^3^^ of Beef. 

26 Carried a pair of Vamps for Wife to Moses Brooks. 

[October] 

1. Carried 16 Bushels of Ashes to W°^ Longleys Potash. §§ 

8. I fixed my hovel. 

18. There was a froUck at George Pierses. John Egerton Brought Nabby at 
my house. Brother Phinehas Parker came and stayed all Knight at my 
house. This Day I swaped sheep with W°^ Longley & he gave me two for 
one & killed ye same. 

20. Edmund Longley at my house- 

24. I went to Groton trooping & shot a Pistell full & hurt my hand & stayed 
all Night at my Mothers & Wallace Little with me. 

29. Went to a husking at Mr Whitneys at Night 

31. Banked my house. 

* A son of George Chase of Shirley, born 8 Aug. 1747. 

t John Egerton. 

i Thomas Peabody. 

S Abel Parker was not a near relative of James. 

II Elizabeth Boynton was of Lunenburg, Mass., a niece of Jonathan Going of Shirley. 

^ Ward Bailey came from Rowley, Mass. 

** I.e., a coalpit, for burning charcoal. 

tt A brother of Charles, and a son of Stephen of Shirley. 

XX Henry Haskell. 

§§ For soap making. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 13 

[November] 

1. I Begun to shingle the Back side of my house, their was a frollick at 
Paul Hales. 

2. it was husking at Mr Wildes. 

19. This Knight the House that Tho^ Little did own was Burnt Down. 

20. Joseph Longley Layd out Common Land Joyning on me 22}^ acres, 
this Day Elizabeth Boynton was eighteen years of age. She went home, 
this Day I Begun to Saw Boards for my Barn. 

22. Mr James Brooks* had my Oxen two Days to plow. 

[December] 

5. Jonas Parker & W°^ Wasson att my house at Knight & got his new Cloaths 

& they swaped & I swaped with Jonas the Same Knight. 
17. Planed my chamber floor. 
19. Went to Oliver Farwells Shooting 

24. at Knight I went to Haskells & Played Hundreds with Joshua Longley. 

25. their was some young [people] at my house at knight. 

31 their was a Town meeting to find ye Senter of Lands to Build a meeting 
house and they agreed to do ye same. 

[1771, January] 

2. Cap' Oakes came and got 1000 of staves. 

4. the Committy men met at M'^ Ivorys to see about Schooling, the com- 
mitty men Begun to measure Round the District this Day viz. Mr Nathan 
Haywod, Mr Jonathan Pierce, Cap^ Amos Lawrence.f 

7. I Begun to keep school at Lieut HaskellsJ Mr Tho^ Little Beginning ye 
same Day at M^ Ebenezer Gowens. § the com* men still surveying Shirley. 

10. Mr Haskell & wife came to my house at evening & Eat Rib. 

12. I bought four sheep this Day of Ward Safford.H 

16. Sam^i Hazen had a Shooting this Day. 

19. Eleazer Bartlett & wife v/as Own^ ye Cov*. 

21. the Committy Men Met & Pitched upon a spot for ye Meeting House. 

I went to Landords Sawtells at Evening & swaped hats with John Williams. 
Paid Joseph Dodge £5:10:0 for Cloth & Brought a chair from Na^ Smith. 

23. I finished keeping school at M^' Haskells. 

24. I Begun to keep school at Mr Livermores. 

25. their was a schoohng at Hezekiah Pattersons. 

[February] 

3. was ye Sabbath. I went to meeting in forenoon, in ye afternoon I went 
to Groton for M^^^ Green for my wife and from their to Noah Dodges & 
Brought her to my wife about sun Down, the Nex morning about the sun 
15 minutes high her Son Born. 

10. I carried out my little Son James. IF 

12. M'' W°^ Little came to see me at School. 

13. I finished keeping school at M^ Livermores. 

14. this Day I & M^ Ivory went to see the Bounds Betwen he & I & we 
agreed for me to have that Land Round where Barret Now Lives two years 
for fencing the same. 

26. I went to Deacon Longleys and Recorded my Little Son and Daughter. 

27. these Days Nabby made Soap and Candles. 

* He kept a tavern at the corner of Brown and Hazen Roads. 

t All Groton men. 

X At the south end of the town. 

§ At the north end of the town. 

II He lived at Shabakin in Harvard. 
\ I.e., for baptism. 



14 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

[March] 

4. was March meeting. Cap<^ Francis Harris town Clerk, first Selectman 
Obadiah Sawtell, ye Second M"^ Ivory, ye third [Francis Harris] all New this 
year. Obadiah Sawtell, Constable; Edward Sheaf, Collector; George 
Chase, W^ Bolton, Wardens ty thing men, Jonas Longley, W"^ Little, Asa 
Holden & I Comittee men to Provide the Schooling. 

8. John Trowbridge* came & settled with me. 

17. my wife got out to meeting. 

19. the Rev^ M^ Whitney had a son born.f 

25. their was 7 or 8 Injons Squaws at M'' Ivorys. I Bought a Broom & a 
Basket of them. 

[April] 

7. Cap* Shipley t & Ja'' Holden was at Mr Ivorys with an ex*^^'^, Sam*' 

Hazen own<i y^ Covenant. 
15. their was an arbatration at M"" Ivorys Betwen Tho^ Dodge & N^ Stone. 

Elijah Wildses house § was Raised ye same Day. 
22. their was a Vendue at Mr Ivorys to sel that hay of Butlers. M^ Ivory 

Bought the Same. 
24 Betty Boynton went off with her ant Gowen. 
27 Moses worked for John Egerton, sot Tophet [Swamp] on fire & Burnt up 

his Coat. 

29. Jonathan Gowen brought Betty to my house. 

[May] 

1. I hired John Phinisajl to help me Plow, stayed all Night, went off the next 
Morning. 

22. Edmund Longley Came up & I bought a Piece of Land of him to set my 
Barn on. 

23. Paul Hale moved his Barn. I Heard Edmund Lawrence was Dead. 

[June] 

6. Day about 3 of ye Clock then Begun to level ye sils & so went on to Raise. 
13. Releaf Haskell came to my house to stay. 

19. Sot up a slab fence round my Purtatoes. 

20. Went to help Joshua Longley Draw a Shop. James Egerton worked at 
the highway. 

[July] 

3. James [Dickinson] & I was Boarding ye Ruff of my Barn. 

4 Likewise we Begun to Board ye Body of s^ Barn. 

6. Went to Simeon Earns worths & got three thousand of shingles. 

13. this Day H. Haskell Raised his Barn. 

20. this week our Children was sick with the whooping Cough. 

[August] 

14. Polly Flagg Came to live at my house, ye Same Day James Whalin, 
Tho^ Glinn^ came to take up my well. 

30. I finished sowing my Rye and then went to George Cons and swoped 
horses with him. Tho* Little Dyed this Night 

[September] 

1. Tho^ Little was Buried, it was approbation Day at 0^ Sawtells 
25. my wife had a Quilting this Day. 

* Of Groton. 

t Thomas Whitney. 

t Capt. Joseph Sheple, who lived in what is now Ayer, Mass. • 

§ The original house of the Shirley Shakers. 

II Perhaps the Henesy who married a negressc 

1 Probably Scotch-Irishmen from the colony in Lunenburg, Mass. 



1915] Diary of James Parker ^ 15 

[October] 

24. was town meeting to See about Building a meeting house & Committy 
men D^ Longiey, Jos Longley W™ Little. Got my hat Dressed. 

[November] 

18 Cap* Ivory & Cap* Sawtell & fourteen more of us killed in all about 75 
Squarreels & Potteridges then we had a set Down at M'' Ivorys. 

[December] 

24 Elizabeth Little came & Stayed. 

25. was appointed Town meeting, it was so cold it was omitted. 

26. Elijah Wildes Jr.* was marrid. 

27 Several young men came to my House at Evening and had a Rib Rost. 
30 Was Town Meeting Voted to have no Schooling this Win*^ 

[1772, January] 
January 1. I went to Lunenburg to Dodges shooting. I had very sore eyes. 
9. I sleaded my great white pine log. 

14. Joshua Longley had a shooting 

15 Jonas Parker came to try on his Velvet Jacoot. Smith & Egerton came 
Likewise. Elijah Wilds moved his wife home. 

27. this Day John Egerton, Jonas [Parker] & thomas Nichols Nicholas & 
their girls went to Lancaster, came to my house & Stayed all night. 

[February] 

6. I went to George Purses Vendue & stayed all night. 

12. the Rassell was to been. I & Jonas went to Landlord Sawtcll's 

15. Abel Chase Drunked a Quart of Molases at Once. 

20. ye Meeting house fraim went off at a Vendue at O^ Sa^^f at 133 Old TenJ 

21. Hog Longley § & Edmund Longley come to my house. 

28 my wife made sope, had very good Luck. 

[March] 

3. Tomey Ivory was Burid this Day. he Dyed the first Day of this Instant. 
4 My little James fell into the fire & Burnt his hand very bad. 

7. This week W"^ Little['s] man was killed by falling a tree. 

16. Jonas P^, John Egerton & a Number more v/ent to Lancaster to a Wrassell. 
21. Mrs Whitney Broth a son|| forth. 

[April] 

8. Mrs Haskellt Dyed this Night about one of ye Clock. Mother Willard 
came and Stayed all Night. 

11. Burid Mrs Haskell this Day. Mother' Willard went home, had a 

pair of shoes for my wife. 
14. an Artelery at Stephen Holdens. Edmund Longley moved from Cutlers 

to Shirley to Live. 
20 Sam^' Hazeri serv^ a Rit on Moses Dickinson for Hale. 
27. Polly Flagg went home her time being out. 

[May] 
1. CVherine Dar^^** came to live at my house. 

5. Moses Dickinson went of to Ashburnham to work with Moses Bennett. 
I reck^ with Hugh Henry, ft 

* He married Eunice Safford of Harvard, 
t Obadiah Sawtells. 

I Le., old tenor. 

§ Joseph Longley, brother of Edmund. 

II Nicholas Bowes Whitney. 
•f Rebecca (Willard) Haskell. 
** Catherine Derring. 

tt Of Lunenburg. 



16 Diary of James Parker [Jan. 

11 John Parker* begun his time with me. 

18. John Parker Brought me ear rings. Mother Willard came to see my 

wife she was very sick. 
28. WiUiam Farwell took my Sheep. John Parker left this Day & Catherine 

[June] 
1. I & My wife went to Groton, Rode in the Chase went to my mother and 
so round. 

4. Joseph Longley Raised his Barn. 

7. I was Blooded in my foot for my eyes was very sore. 

8. Decon Longley & Henry Haskell Came to Lay a road through for Jo^f 

22. I took a warrantee deed of M^ Ivory of about 40 acres of Land & house. 

^ [July] 

I. I went to help Sam^' Hazen Raise his Barn in ye afternoon. 

8. We begun to Raise our meeting house. I had a Cart body of James 
Hartwell. 

9. we was Raising also. 

10. we finished Raising without any Damage only Lemuel Wods fel. 

23. I Begun to Reap my Rye Ephraim Smith Helped me with W™ WilUams, 
John Egerton &c 

30 I had a tooth Pooled this Day. 

[August] 

II. Begun to Pool my flax in y^ forenoon. Old W^ Longley Show me ye 
Bounds ia ye afternoon Look^ for my Oxen Tarbell wife Drove away in 
ye Woods. 

20. in ye afternoon I went to M'" Ivory to Vendue & I under took to Board 
& shingle ye meeting house for £58 old ten^. 

[September] 

5. I sowed my rye by ye mill Pond about 2 Bushells Abraham Brooks and 
his stears helped me. 

7. I worked at ye meeting house. 

12. John Parkers time was out & he went home. 

25 Stephen Holden had a warrant served on him for keeping a tipling house 

&c. 
29. I had a little Artillery at my house. 

[October] 

5 wee had a small Artillery at Haskells. 

9. Jonathan Davis Come to my house to By my land by Joseph Longleys at 
night Silas & Johns| vnie with him. ye Next Day he met me at haskels 
& we Cosed ye Bargain by y® word of mouth & he took C. Doles arrest. 

12. we had an Artillery at Oliver Fletchers 

19. I bought a sword of Abel Parker. 

21. wee had a Training, a Raney Day, I had About 15 men to Breakfast 
with me Sert Hazen with 3 men Ser^ Fletcher with about 8 sholdiers 
Bisides Spektatoes. Ser^ Holden gave a dinner and then home. 

26. M^ Whitney & Madam was at my house I was Carting Dung <fec. 
29. I went to Lector, a Number of ScoUars & Ladies was at meeting. I got 

a gallon of Rum at Holdens 
31. I went to Mitchel Richards got five sider barels. 

[November] 
1. father WiUard & Elijah Wilds went Dowti§ with flower. 

* A cousin of James Parker. 

t Joseph Longley. There was a long controversy over this road. 

t Silas Davi^ and John Davis, brothers of Jonathan. 

§ I.e., towards Boston. 



1915] Genealogical Research in England 17 

9. I gave Jonathan Davis a deed of my farm by Joshua Longleys & took 

eight dollars in Cash. 
11. I was making a hovel 
18. I & a number more went to Groton to training. Jonas had a speckled 

horse that he had of Moses Richards. 
22. Samuel Goulds wife got to Bed he[r] Child Dyed the Same Night. 

[December] 

1*. Haskell* was marid this Day. Page came to carry off the Boards of 

my Tarbell house. 
3. Haskell moved his wife home this Day. 

7. Tarbells wife and family moved out of my house by y® Mill Pond. 
13. Mr Johnson Preached. John Egerton & Abigail Parker Was Published. 
16. Jonas & Tho^ Nichols had a shooting at Ivorys. 

[To be continued] 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from vol. 68, page 327] 

RowNiNG, Continued 

From the Court Rolls of the Manor of Hundon 

Honour of Clare t 

23 April, 17 Richard II [1394]. { Alice Rounyng, for selling beer against 
the assize, is fined 4d. (Court Rolls, General Series, 203/89.) 

Thursday after the Feast of St. Peter the Apostle, 37 Henry VI [5 July 
1459]. The bailiff is ordered to deliver to John Rownyng materials to build 
a bakery. {lb., 203/90.) 
2 May, 16 Edward IV [1476]. Juror: William Rounyng. (76.) 
25 April, 22 Edward IV [1482]. Juror: WilHam Rownyng. (76.) 
6 May, 1 Richard HI [1484]. Juror: WUliam Rounyng. (76., 213/70.) 

24 April, 3 Henry VII [1488]. Juror: Wilham Rownyng. William Rownyng 
as a common brewer breaking the assize is fined 2d. (76., 213/72.) 

Thursday after the Feast of St. Dionis [11 October], 1545. Jurors: Thomas 

Rownyng sen. and Thomas Rownyng jun. (76., 213/76.) 
Thursday after Hilary, 37 Henry VIII [15 January 1545/6]. Juror: Thomas 

Rownyng jun. (76.) 
Hock Thursday, 38 Henry VIII [13 May 1546]. Jurors: Thomas Rownyng 
sen. and Thomas Rownyng sen. [sic, probably a clerical error for jun.] 
(76.) 
2 November, 1 Mary [1553]. Thomas Rownyng and Henry Rownyng 

make oath to pay Id. and do fealty. Jurors: Thomas Rowning and Henry 

Rowning. (76.) 
Hoke Wednesday, 1 Mary [12 April 1554]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning sen., 

Thomas Rowning Jun., and Henry RowTiing. (Court Rolls, Duchy of 

Lancaster, 117/1820.) 
5 June, 1 Mary [1554]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning 

Jun., and Henry Rowning. (76.) 

• Henry Havskell married (2) Martha Little. 

t Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 

X The date shows when the court was held. 



18 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

The Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, 1 and 2 Philip and Mary [18 October 
1554]. Thomas Ro^Tiing Sen. claims against John Coggysall in a plea 
of trespass. Juror: Thomas Rownyng Sen. (lb.) 

Thursday after the Feast of St. PhiUp and St. James the Apostles [2 May], 
1555. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Ro^Tiing Jun., and Henry 
Rowning. Chilborne. Henry Rowning bought of Joan Knollys widow 
a close of pasture called Geynesmeres. (lb.) 

Hock Thursday, 14 Ehzabeth [24 April 1572]. Essoin: * Thomas Rownyng 
Jun. by Thomas Rownyng wheelwright. Jurors: Thomas RownjTig Sen., 
John Rownyng, William RoTvmyng, and Thomas Rownyng wheelwright. 
{lb., 118/1832.) 

The day after the Feast of Holy Trinity, 14 Elizabeth [26 May 1572]. 
Essoins: William Rownyng and Thomas Rownyng wheelwright. Jurors: 
Thomas Rovmyng Sen. and Thomas Rownyng Jun. (lb.) 

Thursday after the Feast of St. Dionis, 14 Elizabeth [12 October 1572]. 
Jurors: Thomas Rownyng Sen., Thomas Rownyng Jun., William Rown- 
yng, and Thomas Rownyng wheeh^Tight. John Rev^e alienated to Thomas 
Rownyng wheelwright one piece of customary pasture containing two 
acres and one free meadow containing ten rods, with appurtenances, in 
Honyden. Thomas Rownyng wheelwright ahenated to Thomas Parker 
two pieces of pasture containing tliree acres, with appurtenances, in 
Honyden. (lb.) 

22 January, 15 Ehzabeth [1572/3]. Jurors: Thomas Rownyng Sen., Thomas 
Rownyng Jun., John Rownyng, William Rownyng, and Thomas Rownyng 
wheelwTight. Thomas Rownyng holds one customary tenement, late 
Reads, which is in decay for lack of timber, namely one hundred feet of 
set timber, twenty feet of overway and of over frank post twelve feet in 
length. Ralph Morys, deceased, before his death held a meadow called 
Holtewall in Honyden, between the meadow of John Rownyng, late 
Wheelers, on the north, and Anne Smith, widow of John Smith, on the 
south. (lb.) 

Hock Thursday, 15 Elizabeth [10 April 1573]. Jurors: Thomas Rownyng 
Sen., John Rownyng, and Thomas Rownyng wheelwright. Thomas 
Collyn alienated to Thomas RowTiyng one parcel of customary land 
called Gaynsmarsh, containing one acre and three rods in Honyden. 
Richard Taylor alienated to John Ro^vnyng and his heirs fourteen acres 
of land in Honyden called Cutlars. Thomas Collyn surrendered into the 
hands of Thomas Wheler, tenant of said manor, in the presence of William 

. Rowning, a tenant, seven rods of land at Gaysmer, between the land 
called Rogerons and the land of Thomas Rowning jim., to the use of 
Thomas Rowning wheelwright. (lb.) 

21 May, 15 Ehzabeth [1573]. Essoin: Thomas Rowning wheelwright by 
Thomas Rowning Jun. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning 
Jun., and WilBam Rowning. Thomas Rowning begged the Queen's 
licence to lease to Robert Luce half an acre of land in Honyden called 
Brodall for a term of twenty-one years at 6d. a year, he paying a fine 
for said licence. (lb.) 

15 October, 15 Ehzabeth [1573]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Rowning wheelwright, and John Rowning. Thomas Rowning Sen. and 
Thomas Rowning Jun. are fined 6d. each for not scouring their ditches in 
the meadows called Smarrowacres, Calbeck, and Pt-ownyngs Meadow, as 
ordered. (76.) 
21 Januaiy, 16 Ehzabeth [1573/4]. Essoin: John Rowning by John Jack- 
son. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning Jun., Thomas 
Rowning wheelwright, and William Rownyng. (lb.) 

* One excused from attending the court, the request that the person should be ex- 
cused being made usually by a neighbor, friend, or relative. The word is also used 
sometimes for the excuse as well as for the person excused. 



1915] Genealogical Research in England 19 

29 April, 16 Elizabeth [1574]. Essoin: William Rowning by John Rowning. 
Jurors: Thomas *Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning Jun., and John Rown- 
ing. Aletasters: Thomas Rowning Jun. [and another] elected. Con- 
stables: Thomas Rowning wheelwright [and another] elected. Thomas 
Rowning Sen. ahenated to Augustine Rowning two acres of pasture in 
Honyden. Henry Rowning alienated to the said Augustine one acre of 
pasture there. (lb.) 

10 June, 16 Elizabeth [1574]. Essoin: Thomas Barnard by Thomas Rown- 
ing Sen. Jurors: Thomas Rowing Jun., Thomas Rowinge wheelwright, 
John Rowing, and Wilham Rowing. (lb.) 

Thursday after the Feast of St. Dionis, 16 EHzabeth [14 October 1574]. 
Essoin: John Rownynge by Thomas . Ro^vnynge wheelwright. Jurors: 
Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning Jun., Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, William Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. Richard Taylor, 

• Thomas Hammond, and John Smith surrendered land into the hands 
of Thomas Rowning Jun. as tenant. Licence is granted to Thomas 
Rowning wheelwright to demise his tenement. John Cowell surrendered 
land into the hands of William Rowning as tenant. (lb.) 

20 January, 17 Ehzabeth [1574/5]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright by Thomas Rowning Jun., and Thomas Browne by Wilham Rown- 
ing. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning Jun., and John 
Rowning. John Reve alienated to Thomas Rowning wheelwright a tene- 
ment and two acres of pasture in Honidon. Richard Taylor died seised 
of one third part of five and a half acres of land; and Alice, w^ife of Richard 
Petyt, Rose, wife of John Westhorpe, Agnes Taylor, PhiUipa, wife of 
John Ro^vning the son of John Rowning, and Anne, wife of Richard 
Piper the son of Thomas Piper, are daughters and next of kin of the said 
Richard Taylor. Alice, Rose, and Agnes are of full age; John Rowning 
and Richard Petit are minors. John Reve by the hands of John Rown- 
ing surrendered a tenement in Honidon, late in the tenure of Thomas 
Wakeringe, abutting on Honidon Manor on the east and on the highway 
called Hookes Street on the east [sic], to the use of Thomas Rowning 
wheelwright. (lb.) 

21 April, 17 Ehzabeth [1575]. Essoins: John Rowning by Thomas Rown- 
ing Jun., and Augustine Rowning by Thomas Rowning his father. 
Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning Jun., Thomas Rowning 
wheelwright, and William Rowning. Thomas Ro^vning Sen. and Matilda 
his wife, late the wife of William Baron, alienated to John Smith gent, 
three acres of land in Honydon, to the use of the said John, William 
Baron, son of the said William, renouncing all right, he being now of full 
age. Aletaster: Thomas Rowning Jun. [and another] elected. (lb.) 

2 June, 17 Elizabeth [1575]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning Jun. by John 
Rowninge, and William Rowning by Thomas Brown. Jurors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen. and John Rowning. (lb.) 

13 October, 17 Ehzabeth [1575]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Rowning Jun., Thomas Rowning wheelwright, Wilham Rowning, and 
John Rowning. {lb.) 

19 January, 18 Ehzabeth [1575/6]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning Jun., John 
Rowning by William Rowning, and Thomas Rowning wheelwright by 
John Jackson. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen. and Wilham Rowning. 
(lb.) 

10 May, 18 Ehzabeth [1576]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Rowning Jun., Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, and Wil- 
liam Rowning. John Smith gent, surrendered land into the hands of 
Thomas Rowning Sen. as tenant of the manor. (lb.) 

1 June, 18 Ehzabeth [1576]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John 

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20 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

RoT\Tiing by Thomas Rowning Sen., and William Rowning by Thomas 
RowTiing Jun. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen. and Thomas RowTiing 
Jun. Thomas Rowning Sen. and Matilda his wife and William Baron, 
son of the said Matilda, alienated to Thomas Baron two and a half acres 
of pasture and one and a half acres of wood in Honydon. (lb.) 
Thursday in the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist [18 October], 1576. Essoins: 
Thomas Rowning Jun. by his wife. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., 
Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, and William Rowning. 

ilb.) 

17 January, 19 Elizabeth [1576/7]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, John Jackson by Thomas Rowning Jun., and John Rowning by 
William Ro^wning. (lb.) 

15 April, 19 Ehzabeth [1577]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Rowning Jun., William Rowning, and John Rowning. Thomas Barnard 
demises to farm to Thomas Rovming wheelwright a customary tenemeirt; 
and fifteen acres of land in Honidon for four years from Michaelmas 1579. 
Thom^as Ro^Tiing Jun. alienates to Robert Luce one half acre of land and 
fifteen acres called Lucas and Talbotts at 4d. a year. Thomas Rowning 
Jun. surrenders to the use of Robert Luce one half acre of customary land 
and fifteen acres as above, parcel of one tenement, the half acre lying be- 
tween the vicarage land of Honyden and land late parcel of Penowe, one 
head abutting on Great Brodell land and another head on Penow land, 
which he had to him and his heirs, among other lands and tenements, by 
surrender of his father John Rowning on 6 October, 6 Edward VI [1552]. 

(^''•) 

Thursday after Trinity, 19 Elizabeth [6 June 1577]. Essoins: John Ro^ti- 
ing by Thomas Chapleyne, and William Rowning by Thomas Wheler. 
Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning Jun., and Thomas 
Rowning wheelwright. (lb.) 

17 October, 19 Elizabeth [1577]. Essoin: Thomas Rowning Jun. by Ralph 
Wheler. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, John Rowning, William Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. (lb.) 

15 January, 20 Elizabeth [1577/8]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen. andt 
Thomas Rowning Jun. Thomas Rowning wheelwright and William I 
RoAvning are fined 3d. each for default of court. (lb.) 

17 April, 20 Ehzabeth [1578]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning Jun. by Ralph 
Luce, and Augustine Ro\\Tiing by Richard Fj^tche. Jurors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowoiing wheelwright, John Rowning, and Wil- 
liam Rowning. (lb.) 

29 May, 20 Ehzabeth [1578]. Essoin: WiUiam Rownmg by John Froste. 
Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Ro\\Tiing Jun., Thomas Rowning 
wheelwiight, and John Rowning. Marke Baylye surrendered land into 
the hands of John Rowiiing and Thomas Rowing as tenants of the manor. '• 
(lb.) 

16 October, 20 Ehzabeth [1578]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Rowning Jun., Thomas Rowning wheelwright, William Rowning, and ; 
Augustine Rowning. Matilda, wife of Thomas RovrTiing Sen., formerly I 
wife of William Baron, died since the last court, and held for her Ufe a ! 
tenement and four acres of land, one and a half acres of wood, and ons 
rod of land in Honydon, which her son Thomas Baron ought to have by 
the will of his father. (76.) 

15 January, 21 Ehzabeth [1578/9]. Essoin: Thomas Rowninge Jun. by 
Robert Luce. Jurors: Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, 
and William Rowning. Richard Sheldrake alienated land to John Haruye 
in the presence of Thomas Rowning Jun. (lb.) 

17 October, 25 Ehzabeth [1583]. Essoin: Thomas Rowninge the middle by 
WiUiam Rowninge. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning 



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wheelwright, John Rowning, WiUiam Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. 
{lb., 119/1836.) 

16 January, 26 Ehzabeth [1583/4]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning Sen. by 
Thomas Rowning the middle, Thomas Rowning wheelwright by Augus- 
tine Rowning, John Rowning by Thomas Everard, and WiUiam Rowning 
by Thomas Rowning the middle. Jurors: Thomas Rowning the middle 
and Augustine Rowning. John Smith gent, since the last court sold to 
Augustine Rowning five acres of land in Honyden, and the latter not 
coming, he is to be distrained. (lb.) 

7 May, 26 Ehzabeth [1584]. Essoin: Thomas Rowning Jun. by William 
Rowning. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, John Rowning, William Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. 
Robert Barnard since the last court surrendered by Thomas Evererd, as 
tenant of the manor, a piece of customary pasture late John Rowning's, 
containing one acre in Honydon, to the use of Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, who paid 2s. fine and is admitted tenant. (lb.) 

18 June, 26 Elizabeth [1584]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning Sen. by Roger 
Lpman, Thomas Rowning wheelwright by Thomas Rowning Jun., William 
Rowning by Thomas Rowning, John Rowning by Thomas Everard, 
Augustine Rowning by Roger Leman. Juror: Thomas Rowning Jun. 

{lb.) 

15 October, 26 Elizabeth [1584]. Thomas Rowning the middle is exoner- 
ated from suit of court. Jurors: Thomas Rowning wheelwright, Thomas 
RowTiing Sen., John Rowning, and Wilham Rowning. Augustine Rown- 
ing appears in person and pays 2s. 6d. fine for. entry into five acres of 
land bought of John Smyth gent. (lb., 119/1837.) 

21 January, 27 Ehzabeth [1584/5]. Essoins: Wilham Rowning by Thomas 
Rowning Jun. and Augustine Rowning by Thomas Rowning Sen. Jurors: 
Thomas Rowninge Sen., Thomas Rowninge Jun., Thomas Rowninge, and 
John Rowninge. {lb., 119/1838.) 

29 April, 27 Elizabeth [1585]. Essoins: John Rowning by Thomas Rown- 
ing wheelwTight, and Thomas Rowning the middle by Thomas Rowning. 
Jurors: Thomas Rowning wheelwright, Thomas Rowning Sen., Augustine 
Rowning, and William Rowning. {lb., 119/1837.) 

10 June, 27 Elizabeth [1585]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning wheelwright by 
Thomas Rowning the middle, Augustine Rowning by Thomas Rowning 
Sen., and William Rowming by John Rowning. Jurors: Thomas Rown- 
ing Sen. and Thomas Rowning the middle. Since the last court Richard 
Cutmey surrendered into the hands of John Richardson, as tenant of the 
manor, a tenement and fourteen perches of bond land in Honydon, parcel 
of churchcroft, which said Richard had by surrender of John Smyth gent., 
to the use of Thomas Rowning, who pays 12d. fine and is admitted tenant. 
(lb.) 

14 October, 27 Ehzabeth [1585]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning the middle by 
Thomas R^owning, wheelwright. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, William Rowning, and Augustine 
Rowning. {lb.) 

21 April, 28 Elizabeth [1586]. Essoin: Thomas Rowning Sen. by Austeen 
Rowning. Jurors: Thomas Rowning the middle, Thomas Rowning 
wheelwright, John Rowning, William Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. 
{lb., 119/1839.) At the same court the jurors find that Thomas Rown- 
ing purchased of John Bowttall a tenement and two and a half acres of 
land, and half an acre of meadow, they being free, fine 2s. 9d. Thomas 
Rowning wheelwright [and another] elected constables. {lb., 119/1838.) 

2 June, 28 Ehzabeth [1586]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John 
Rowning by Thomas Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. Jurors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen. and Thomas Rowning the middle. {lb., 119/1839.) 



22 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

13 October, 28 Elizabetli [1586]. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas 
Ro\viiing the middle, Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, 
Wilham Ro^aiing, and Augustine Rowning. (76., 119/1838.) 

15 October 1586. The jury finds that Thomas Rowning wheelwright has 
purchased of Gregory Tayllore three and a half acres of pasture and three 
rods of meadow, fine 2s. 3d. {lb.) 

19 January, 29 Elizabeth [1586/7]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning the middle 
by Richard Ryvett, Thomas Rowning wheelwTight by John Jackson, and 
Augustine Rowning by Thomas Rowning his father. Jurors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen., John Ro^\Tiing, and William Rowning. (lb.) 

4 May, 29 Elizabeth [1587]. Essoins: John Rowning and Wilham R,own- 
ing by Robert Ive. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas P^o^vning 
the middle, Thomas Rowning wheelwright, and Augustine Rowning. 
John Smyth gent, surrenders three acres of customary land in Honydon 
which he had by the surrender of Thomas Rowning Sen. and Matilda his 
wife, and one and a half acres of land lying between the highway on the 
west and the land of John Smith on the east, to the use of Thomas Crane. 

(^''•) 

14 June, 29 Elizabeth [1587]. Essoins: Thomas Rowning the middle, 
Thomas Rowning wheehwight, and Augustine Rowning. Jurors: John 
Rowning Sen. and William Rowning. (lb.) 

12 October, 29 Elizabeth [1587]. Jurors: Thomas RoTMiing Sen., Thomas 
Rowning the middle, Thomas Rowning wheel\^Tight, John Rowning, 
William Rowning, and Augustine Rowning. (lb., 119/1840.) 

18 January, 30 Elizabeth [1587/8]. Essoin: Augustine Rowning b}^ Thomas 
Rowning. Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning the middle, 
John Rowning, and William -Rowning. John Smyth gent, since the last 
court alienated to Augustine Rowninge and his heirs two acres of free 
land in Honydon, for which Augustine is to be distrained. (lb.) 

25 April, 30 Elizabeth [1588]. Essoins: Thomas Row^iing wheelwright, 
John Rowning, William Rowning, and Thomas RovvTiing the middle. 
Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen. and Augustine Rowning. Gregory Taylor 
since the last court surrendered by the hands of John Ro^^ming, as tenant 
of the manor, eight acres of customary lands in Honydon which Gregory 
had by surrender of Simon Taylor his father, to Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright and his assigns, who was admitted on pajanent of 16s. (lb.) 

6 June, 30 Elizabeth [1588]. Essoin: Augustine Rowning. Jm'ors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning the middle, Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, and William Ro^vning. (lb.) 

17 October, 30 Ehzabeth [1588]. Essoin: William Rowning. Jurors: 
Thomas Ro\Miing Sen., Thomas Rowning the middle, Thomas Rowning 
wheelwright, John Rowning, and Augustuie Rowning. (76., 119/1841.) 

16 January, 31 Elizabeth [1588/9]. Essoins: Thomas Ro^vning the middle 
by Robert Luce, Thomas Rowning wheelwright, and Augustine Ro-wning. 
Jurors: Thomas Rowning Sen., John Rowning, and William Rowning. 
(lb.) 

25 February, 31 Elizabeth [1588/9]. Jurors: Augustine Rowning and 
Thomas Rowning Sen. Thomas Rowning about the Feast of the Na- 
tivity of St. John the Baptist surrendered by the hands of Thomas Rowai- 
ing Sen., as tenant of the manor, in the presence of Robert Luce, all his 
lands and tenements, that is, a customary tenement containing fifteen 
acres called Lucas and Talbotts in Honydon, to the use of his last will, 
dated 20 February 1587 [1587/8], which contains the following: ''I 
Thomas Rownynge of Hunden the elder give to my wife Agnes my house 
and lands both free and copy for her life, with contingent remainders 
after her death to Margaret Kinge, her brother Richard Kynge, to Dorothy 
Kynge, mother of Margaret and Richard and her heirs forever," this will 



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23 



having been proved at Bury St. Edmunds 2 February 1588 [1588/9]. At 
this court the said Agnes Rowning, the relict, and Margaret King, aged 
seven years, are admitted tenants on payment of 20s. Bond by Richard 
King in £60 that Agnes Rowning shall enjoy said lands without hindrance 
from him, his wife Dorothy, or his children Margaret and Richard. (lb.) 

17 April, 31 Elizabeth [1589]. Essoin: William Rowning. Jurors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, and Au- 
gustine Rowning. Thomas Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning wheel- 
wright, John Rowning, Augustine Rowning, and Agnes Rowning, widow, 
do homage. (lb.) 

29 May, 31 Ehzabeth [1589]. Essoin: Augustine Rowning. Jurors: Thomas 
Rowning Sen., Thomas Rowning wheelwright, John Rowning, and William 
Rowning. (lb.) 

10 October, 31 Elizabeth [1589]. Essoin: William Rownynge by Thomas 
Wheeler. Jurors: Thomas Rownynge Sen., Thomas Rownj^nge wheel- 
wright, John Rownynge, and Augustine Rownynge. Agnes Rownyng, 
widow, appears and is excused. (lb.) 

16 October, 31 Elizabeth [1589]. Essoin: WiUiam Rowninge by Thomas 
Rowning Sen. Jurors: Thomas Rowninge Sen., Thomas Rowninge 
wheelwright, John Rowninge, and Augustine Rowninge. (lb.) 

From Lay Subsidies* for Hundon, go. Suffolk 

16 Henry VIII [1524-5] 

John Rownyng [and another] in goods 

(Lay 

35 Henry VIII [1543-4] 

Thomas Rownyng in goods 
Thomas Rownyng Sen. in lands 
John Rownyng in goods 

36 Henry VIII [1544-5] 

Thomas Ro^Tieynge in lands 
Thomas Rowneynge Sen. in lands 
John Rowneynge in goods 

37 Henry VIII [1545-6] 

Thomas Rowneynge in goods 
Thomas Rowneynge Sen. in lands 
John Rowneynge in goods 

38 Henry VIII — 1 Edward VI [1546-7] t 

John Rowneyng in lands 
Thomas Rowneyng 

9 Elizabeth [1566-7] 

Thomas Rowning in lands 
Thomas Rowning Jun. in lands 
Thomas Rowning the bachaler in goods 
John Rowning in lands 

18 Ehzabeth [1575-6] 

Thomas Rowneng Sen. in lands 
Thomas Rowneng Jun. in lands 

* Preserved in the Public Record Office, London, 
t Defective. 



£4 

Subsidies, 


180/131.) 


4s. 




20s. 
20s. 
£4 
(lb., 


181/254.) 




2d. 
4d. 

8d. 


20s. 
20s. 
£4 
(lb., 


181/241.) 




2d. 
2d. 
4d. 


20s. 

20s. 

£4 

(75., 


181/243.) 




Id. 
2d. 
4d. 


30s. 
20s. 
(76., 


181/284.) 


3s. 

2s. 




£3 
20s. 
£3 
40s. 
(76., 


182/259.) 


3s. 

2s. 
2s. 


16d. 
6d. 

8d 


£1 
£1 




23. 

2s. 


8d. 
8d. 



£2 




5s. 4d. 


£3 




5s. 


{Ih. 


, 182/370.) 




£7 




28s. 


£6 




24s. 


20s. 




4s. 


20s. 




3s. 


{lb. 


, 182/423.) 




20s. 




4s. 


20s. 




4s. 


£6 




24s. 


£4 




16s. 


{IK 


182/437.) 




40s. 




16s. 


20s. 




8s. 


20s. 




8s. 


20s. 




8s. 


{Ih., 


183/490.) 




403. 




8s. 


20s. 




4s. 


20s. 




4s. 


{Ih., 


183/503.) 





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John Rownenge in lands 

Thomas Rowneng whelwrite in goods 

39 EHzabeth [1596-7] 

John Rowning in lands 
Thomas RowTiing in lands 
Augiistj^n Rowing in lands 
Agnes Rowning widow in lands 

41 EHzabeth [1598-9] 
Awgiisten Rowning 
Agnes Rowning widow 
Thomas Rowning 
John Rowning 

3 Charles I [1627-8] 

John Rowning Sen. 
William Rowning 
John Rowning Jun. 
Thomas Rowning 

4 Charles I [1628-9] * 

John Rowning Sen. for lands 
William Rowning for lands 
John Rowning Jun. for lands 



From Chancery Proceedings 

In 1589 William Awcher ah. Ager, cousin [nephew] and next heir of 
Thomas Rowning the elder,t late of Hunden, co. Suffolk, within the Honour 
of Clare in the Duchy of Lancaster, complains that Agnes Rowning, widow 
of the said Thomas, and one Richard King have conspired to pubhsh a pre- 
tended will of the said Thomas, by which the said Agnes claims a life estate 
in the lands and tenements of the said Thomas -^^dth reversion to Margaret 
King, daughter of the said Richard King, to the ''utter disherison" of com- 
plainant, who claims to be heir to the said Thomas, being son of William 

Awcher ah. Ager and his wife, sister to the said Thomas. (Duchy 

of Lancaster Pleadings, vol. 144, no. A. 8.) 

In 1602, William Ager, being then of Bloxwich, co. Stafford, renewed his 
suit, claiming that under a pretended will of his uncle Thomas Rowning the 
latter's Tvddow held his estates until her death in 1601, w^hereupon the estates 
were seized by Margaret, wife of Steven Payne, and Richard King and 
Dorothy his wife. The estates should descend to complainant as next of kin 
of Thomas Rooming according to the custom of the manor, complainant 
being son and heir of William Ager and Alice his wife, deceased, who was 
sister and heir of the said Thomas Ro^^^ling. {Ih., vol. 200, no. A. 33.) 

[From the foregoing records the following pedigree of the Rownings of 
Hundon, co. Suffolk, has been compiled: 

1. John Rowning,! born perhaps about 1425, appears on the court rolls 
of Hundon in 1459. Probably he was father of 

* Defective. 

t He is here called "the elder" in distinction from his youngest half brother, Thomas 
Rowr»ng "the wheelwright." 

X Alice Rowning, mentioned in the court rolls of 1394, was perhaps his great-grand- 
mother. 



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2. William Rowning (John), of Hundon, smith, the testator of 1497. 

He was born about 1450, appears on court rolls from 1476 to 1488, 
and died between 26 May and 21 June 1497. He married Margaret 

Children: 

3. i. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1475. 

4. ii. John, b. probably abt. 1480. 
iii. Agnes, unm. in 1497. 

3. Thomas Rowning (William, John), born probably about 1475, in- 

herited lands in Hundon and Newmarket from his father. No will 
or administration on his estate is to be found, and as the Hundon 
court rolls of the first half of the sixteenth century are lost, further 
mention of him has not been found. He died probably before 1524-5, 
as his name does not appear in the large subsidy of that year. 
He was doubtless father of 

5. i. Thomas, b. abt. 1510. 

4. John Rowning (William, John), of Hundon, the testator of 1549, 

born probably about 1480, appears in subsidies from 1524 to 1547 
and died between Michaelmas and 3 Dec. 1549. For reasons given 
later, it is evident he was twice married. The name of his first wife 

has not been learned; but he married secondly Joane , who 

survived him. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Thomas, the testator of 1587/8, b. abt. 1515; bur. s.p. at Hundon 
29 Jan. 1588/9; m. Agnes , the testatrix of 1601, who ap- 
pears in the subsidies of 1596-7 and 1598-9 and was bur. 27 May 
1601. Throughout the manor rolls, registers, and subsidies, 
from 1545 to 1589, he is called either "Thomas Rowning junior" 
or ''Thomas Rowning the middle," to distinguish him from his 
elder cousin, " Thomas Rowning senior " (Thomas, William, John), 
and his own youngest half brother, Thomas Rowning, who is 
termed "the wheelwright." In his own will he styles himself 
"the elder" simply as regards this youngest brother, Thomas 
the wheelwright. On 15 Apr. 1577 he surrendered to Robert 
Luce two plots of land to which he had succeeded 6 Oct. 1552, 
two years after the Michaelmas following the death of his father 
John Rowning, as provided by the latter's will of 1 June 1549. 

ii. Alice, b. probably abt. 1520; m. William Ager, who is termed 
" brother-in-law " in the will of Henry Rowning in 1 566. Children : 
1. William, b. probably abt. 1545; plaintiff in Chancery in 1589 
and 1602 for the estate of his uncle Thomas Rowning, as heir and 
next of kin, this claim indicating that the brothers of Thomas 
Rowning were half brothers and that by the custom of this manor 
heirs of full blood through females preceded male heirs of half 
blood. 2. Robert. 3. Dorothy, a legatee of the will in 1566 of 
her half uncle Henry Rowning; m. Richard King; had a son 
Richard and a daughter Margaret, the latter (b. abt. 1581) being 
the principal reversionary legatee of the will in 1587/8 of her 
great-uncle Thomas Rowning and being afterwards the wife of 
Steven Payne. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Joane, living unm. in 1566, when she is named in the will of her 
brother Henry. 

iv. Henry, the testator of 1566, b. probably abt. 1525; d. s.p.; exec- 
utor of his father's will in 1549; appears on the court rolls from 
1553 to 1555. 

6. V. John, b. probably abt. 1528. 
vi. Marion. 



26 Genealogical Research in England [Jan, 

7. vii. William, b. probably abt. 1533. 

8. viii. Thomas, ''the wheelwright," b. probably abt. 1535, 

ix. Agnes, b. probably abt. 154:0; m. after 1566 Henry Lancaster. 
Children: 1. Henry. Perhaps others. 

5. Thomas Rowning (Thomas,^ William, John), of Hundon, born prob- 

ably about 1510, was buried 31 Mar. 1593. The name of his first 

wife has not been found; but he married secondly Matilda ( ) 

Baron, widow of Wilham, bj^ whom she had had two sons, William 
and Thomas. She was buried 13 June 1578. In the court rolls, 
subsidies, and registers, from 1543 until his burial, Thomas Rowning 
is called ''senior," to distinguish him from his ^''ounger cousins, the 
brothers Thomas ''junior" or "middle" and Thomas "the wheel- 
wright," sons of John {William, John). He was churchwarden in 
1569; and administration on his estate was granted 10 Apr. 1593 to 
his son Augustine. 

Children by first wife : 

i, Augustine, b. probably abt. 1545, appears in the registers, court 
rolls, and subsidies at Hundon from 1574 to 1599. The name of his 
wife has not been found. Among his children were: 1. Elizabeth, 
bapt. 1 Jan. 1575/6. 2. George, bapt. 6 July 1578; m. 2 Nov. 
1600 Anna Bryden. 3. Augustine, whose son John was bapt. 
21 Apr. 1611 and bur. 29 Apr. 1621, 4. Katherine (probably), m. 
8 June 1606 John Frost. 5, John, buT. 27 Dec. 1587. 6. Joane, 
bapt, 1589; probably m. 5 Feb. 1606/7 Joseph Cranford. 7. 
Martha, bapt. 26 Dec. 1591. 

ii. Henry, clothier, the testator of 1610, b. probably abt. 1550; m., 

Alice . He appears on the court rolls of Hundon in 1574, 

and settled at Glemsford, co. Suffolk. Children: 1. Henry, b. 
abt. 1575; hving and had four children in 1610. 2. Alice, m. 
Richardson; had issue. 

iii. A daughter, living in 1610. 

iv. A daughter, living in 1610. 

V. A daughter, hving in 1610. 

6. John Rowning (John, William,. John), of Hundon, wheelwright, the 

testator of 1600, born probably about 1528, was buried at Hundon 
23 May 1600. The name of his wife has not been learned. He ap- 
pears in the subsidies, court rolls, and registers of Hundon from 
1567 to 1600. 
Children : 

i. John, of Hundon, the testator of 1609, b. abt. 1555; d. between 
7 Oct. and 5 Dec. 1609; m. (1) abt. 1573 Philippa Taylor, 

daughter of Richard; m. (2) Barbara . He appears on 

the court roll of 20 Jan. 1574/5, Children by first wife: 1. John, 
whose son John was bapt. 7 Feb. 1601/2. 2. William. 
3. Thomas. Children by second wife : 4. Barbara. 5. Prudence. 

ii. Alice, m. by licence of 25 June 1588 John Cosen of Toppcsfield, co. 
Essex. Children: 1. Prudence. 2. Anne. 3, John. 

7. William Rowning (John, William, John), of Hundon, was born 

probably about 1533, and administration on his estate was granted 

1 Mar. 1607/8 to Ahce, his widow. He married first Agnes , 

who was buried at Hundon 9 June 1580; and secondly xAlice , 

who survived him. He appears on the court rolls from 1572 to 
1589. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Frances, b. abt. 1570; m. abt. 1590 John Beacon. Children: 
1. Frances, m. before 1609/10 Roger Goodwin. 2. John. 
3. Nicholas. 4. Thomas. 5. William. 



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Children by second wife : 

• ii. Thomas, the testator of 7 Feb. 1609/10, bapt. at Hundon 17 Sept. 
1587; d. unm. in Feb. 1609/10. 
iii. Priscilla, bapt. at Hundon 10 Oct. 1591; Living unm. in 1609/10. 

8. Thomas Rowning {John, William, John), of Hundon, wheel-^vright, 

the testator of 9 May 1609, born about 1535, died between 9 May 

1609 and 5 Feb. 1609/10. He married, about 1570, Alice , 

the testatrix of 1619/20. In the court rolls from 1572 to 1589 he is 
called '^wheelwright" to distinguish him from his elder brother 
Thomas, called ''junior" and "the middle", and from their still 
older cousin Thomas (Thomas, William, John), who is always called 
** senior. " In the subsidy of 1566-7 he is called Thomas "the 
bachaler," but in that of 1575-6 he is called "the v/heb,¥rite." 
He also appears in the subsidies of 1596-7 and 1598-9, and was 
guardian (or churchwarden) in 1595. In his will he mentions land 
caUed Pal gate, given to him by the will of his father John Rowning 
in 1549. 
Children : 

i. JoANE, b. abt. 1572; m. abt. 1595 William Ray of Stradishail, co. 
Suffolk. (Register, vol. 64, p. 60.) Children: 1. Susari. 
2. Elizabeth. 3. Martha. 4. Anne. 

ii. Thomas, of Hundon and later of Barnardiston, b. abt. 1575; d. 
before 1619. The name of his wife has not been learned. Chil- 
dren: 1. Thomas, h. abt. 1600. 2. Joh7i. 

'id. William, of Hundon, the testator of 1647, b. abt. 1577; was church- 
warden in 1621; appears in the subsidies of 1627-8 and 1628-9. 
The name of his wife has not been learned. Children: 1. Joane, 
b. abt. 1606. 2. Thomas, bapt. 12 Feb. 1608/9. 3. John, bapt. 
3 Dec. 1611. 4. William, h^pt. 13 Feb. IQl^/lQ. 5. Zachariah. 
6, Anne, bapt. 8 Jan. 1627/8. 

iv. Elizabeth, bapt. 25 June 1579; bur. 24 Feb. 1580/1. 

V. Sarah, m. 3 July 1606 Thomas Wheeler. Children: 1. Anne. 
2. Edward. 
9. vi. John, b. abt. 1585. 

vii. Judith, bur. 7 Dec. 1588. 

viii. Susanna, bur. 23 June 1592. 

ix, Mary, bapt. 18 Feb. 1592/3; m. Francis Frost. 

9. John Rowning (Thomas, John, William, John), of Hundon, the tes- 

tator of 1639, born about 1585, married first ; and secondly, 

6 Dec. 1621, Susanna Holes of Poslingford, co. Suffolk, probably a 
v/idow with two children, Margaret and Susan. He was church 
warden in 1617 and 1637, and appears as John Rowning "Senior" 
on tlie subsidies of 1627-8 and 1628-9. 
Children : 

i. Thomas, b. abt. 1611; executor of his father's will in 1639/40, 
ii. Mary, bapt. at Hundon 12 Aug. 1613; d. on Block Island, R. I., 
in 1694; m. (1) abt. 1634 Simon Ray, bapt. at Cowlinge, co. 
Suffolk, 6 Nov. 1610, d. at Braintree, Mass., 30 Sept. 1641, s. of 
Simon and Sarah (Pegrom aZm.s Pilgrim) ;* m. (2) abt. 1642 Peter 
George of Braintree, Mass., and later of Block Island, R. I., who 
d. on Block Island in 1694. She resided at Hundon until 1640, 
when she and her first husband, with their two children, emigrated 
to New England, settling at Braintree, Mass. Children by first 
husband: 1. Mary, bapt. at Hundon 26 June 1636; d. 1 July 1657; 
m. 5 Nov. 1651, as his second wife, Samuel Deering of Braintree, 
Mass.; three daughters. 2. Simon, bapt. at Hundon 20 Dec. 16^8; 

* For Ray wills and pedigree see Register, vol. 63, pp. 356-358, vol. 64, pp. 51- 
61, and vol. 66, p. 178. 



28 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jan. 

d. on Block Island, R. I., 17 Mar. 1737 [? 1736/7]; ra. (1) abt. 1664 
Mary Thomas, dau. of Maj. Nathaniel of Marshfield; m. (2) after 
27 Oct. 1685 Elizabeth ( ) TifTany, widow of "Squn-e" Hum- 
phrey of Rehoboth; fom* children by first wife. Children by 
second husband : 3. *Swsan, b. Feb. 1642/3; m. Joseph Kent. 4. 
Mary, b. 7 Sept. 1645; m. Edward Ball. 5. Hannah, b. 7 Sept. 
1648; m. (1) TourmetRose; m. (2) James Danielson. 6. John, 
b. 24 June 1650; d. 9 Apr. 1653. 7. Sarnuel, b. 12 Apr. 1651. 8 
John, b. 1653; d. young. 9. Peter, b. 9 Jan. 1654/5; d. j^oung. 
10. >SaraA, bapt. 4 May 1658; m. WiUiamDodge. (See Register, 
vol. 63, p. 360; Austin's Genealogical Dictionaiy of R,hode Island, 
pp. 83, 160; 4 Miscellanea Gen. et Herald., vol. 5, pp. 352-353.) 

iii. John, bapt. at Hundon 24 Jan. 1614/15; d. young. 

iv. John, bapt. at Hundon 27 Dec. 1616; bur. there 7 June 1618. 

— Elizabeth French] 

(To be continued] 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 
[Continued from vol. 68, page 334] 

85. MiLES^ Huckins (Simon,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ Jamcs,^ 

Robert^), of North Effingham (Freedom), farmer, cooper, born 

at Lee 11 Jan. 1795, died 29 Oct. 1866. He married first 

Mehitable Oilman, who died 28 Aug. 1830; and secondly, 

2 Feb. 1832 (town records), Elizabeth^ Runnells, daughter 

of SamueP and Ohve (Farnham) (Runnells Family, p. 148), 

who was born at Acton, Me., 20 June 1792 and died 10 Apr. 

1877. 

Children by first wife, born at North Effingham (Freedom) : 

i. Ann Gilman,^ b. 8 Mar. 1823; d. 9 Apr. 1900; m. (1) at Lowell, 
Mass., 7 Aug. 1842 (city records), David S. Giles, s. of David 
and Sarah (Allen), of Eaton, farmer, carpenter, b. at Brookfield 

18 Mar. 1820, d. ; m. (2) at Freedom, 1880, as his second 

wife, AsA^ Rollins, s. of Ehsha" and Abigail (Taylor) (Rawlins- 
Rollins Family, p. 176), of Chatham, farmer, b. at Ossipee 8 Oct. 
1811, d. 15 Apr. 1895. Children by first husband, the first one b. 
at Lowell, Mass., the others at Eaton: 1. Emma,* h. & Oct. 1843: 
living (1910) at South Wolfeborough; m. (1) 9 Aug. 1880 Ai Berry,' 
B. of Zebedee and Abigail (Merrill), of South Wolfeborough, farmer, 
b. at Freedom 1 May 1822, d. 9 May 1892; m. (2) 15 Sept. 1898 
Charles Rhines, s. of Henry and Mary H. (Babb), of New Durham, 
farmer, b. at Alton 8 Oct. 1830, living (1910). 2. John, of Free- 
dom, N. H., and of Carmi, 111., soldier, farmer, b. Jan. 1848; d. 

s.p. 1898; m. Martha F. , living (?) (1910). 3. Frank C, 

of Salem, Mass., carpenter, b. 7 Apr. 1851; living (1910); m. 8 
Nov. 1874 Josephine Mills, dau. of Joseph Larkin and Hannah A. 
(Butters), b. at Freedom 24 Nov. 1856, living (1910). 4. Frances, 
b. 25 June 1853; d. s.p. 21 Nov. 1899; m. in Boston, Mass., 29 
June 1897 (city records), Joseph L. Davenport, s. of Charles F. 
and Louisa (Stone), of Boston, musician, b. in Boston Feb. 1844, 
d. 13 Jan. 1900 (ib.). 

163. ii. Simon, b. 8 Aug. 1824. 

164. iii. Miles Randall, b. 27 May 1827. 

165. iv. Joseph, b. 13 Apr. 1829. 



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86. Thomas^ Huckins (Simon,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Freedom, farmer, born at Lee 27 Apr. 1797, dis- 
appeared about 1830. He married Dearborn. 

Children, born at Freedom: 

i. Israel,^ said to have died in infancy. 
ii. John. 

87. Daniel^ Huckins (Simon,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Bangor, Me., and of Freedom, N. H., farmer, born 
at Lee 28 Feb. 1801, died in Jan. 1871. He married, 18 Aug. 
1821 (town records), Eunice Gale, daughter of Daniel and 

■ (McCarthy), who was born at Sanbornton 29 July 

1797 and died in 1871. 
Children, born at Freedom: 

i. ClarKjS d. unm. at Lowell, Mass. 
166. ii. Israel Randall, b. 1822. 

iii. Kelsey, of Freedom, farmer, b. 1829 (?); d. unm. 13 July 1859 
(town records). 

iv. Lois, d. unm. 

V. Caroline G., b. 17 Dec. 1838; d. 29 May 1869 (tombstone); m. 
25 Nov. 1853 Bion E. Harmon, s. of Phineas and Ruth (Hopkins), 
of Freedom, mechanic, soldier in the Civil War (9th N. H. Vol.), 
b. at Freedom 2 Nov. 1833, who m. (2) Mary Frances Stanley and 
was living (1910). Children, the first one b. at Dan vers, Mass., 
the others at Freedom: 1. Melvin Alphonso,^ of Ossipee, 1872, 
Lynn, Mass., 1892, and Freedom, 1909, physician, M.D. (Bowdoin, 
1879), b. 27 Oct. 1854, living (1913); m. 4 Oct. 1882 his fifth cousin, 
Nellie Towle, dau. of Rensselaer and Caroline (Oilman) and grand- 
daughter of Joshua Oilman (14, vi, 1), b. at Freedom 26 July 1860, 
d. 3 Nov. 1912. 2. John E., of Bennington, mechanic, b. 17 Oct. 
1859; living (1910); m. (1) 6 Apr. 1883 Mary Wilson, dau. of 
William and Mary (Wilson), b. at Bennington 9 June 1866, d. 19 
Mar. 1895; m. (2) at Marlow, 10 Feb. 1899, Orace L. Trask, dau. 
of Charles H. and Ethel N. (Hart), b. at Lyndeborough 11 Mar. 
1883, d. 11 Sept. 1905. 3. Annie Etta, b. 4 Mar. 1862; living 
(1910) ; m. 27 Dec. 1880 her second cousin, Oeorge Frank' Huckins 
(165, i), s. of Joseph^ and Nancy (Gushing), q.v. 4. Amanda Oretta, 
b. Jan. 1865; d. 24 Oct. 1868. 5. A daughter, b. and d. 4 May 
1869. 

vi. Mary, d. unm. 

vii. LivERNA, d. unm. 

88. Rev. Thomas^ Huckins (Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Portsmouth, 1812, London, Ont., 1823, 

Lexington, Mich., 1836, Baptist clergyman, soldier in the 

War of 1812, privateersman, born at Lee in 1795 (?), died 

29 May 1853. He married first Mary« Randall (13, ii, 7), 

daughter of Thomas*^ and Mary^ (Huckins) ; and secondly, in 

1848, Pharozince Williams, widow. 

Children by first wife, born at London, Ont. : 

i. Sarah,8 b. 17 Dec. 1819; d. 10 May 1857; m. (1) Case; 

m. (2) 6 Dec. 1849 John Card of Lexington, Mich., farmer, b. 
at Belfast, Ire., 26 Dec. 1818. Children by second husband, b. at 
Lexington, Mich.: 1. George,^ b. 28 June 1852; d. 20 Aug. 1852. 
2. Sarah J., b. 22 Sept. 1853; Hving (1910); m. 26 Feb. 1875 
Dr. Albert F. Randall, s. of Joseph and Delia (Whitcher), of 
Port Huron, Mich., physician, b. at Bolton, P. Q., 11 Dec. 1848, 
living (1910). 



30 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jan. 

167. ii. Israel, b. 11 July 1822. 

iii. Julia, d. unm. 

iv. Marilla, d. at Hillsdale, Mich., Mar. 1865; m. Hiram Pierce, s. 
of Oliver and Grace Estelle (Clark), of Hillsdale, Mich., farmer, 
b. at London, Ont., 1829, d. Alar. 1891. Children, b. at London, 
Ont.: 1. Luella P.,» b. 21 Feb. 1859; living (1910); m. ElUs T. 
Hartley, s. of Aaron and Eliza (Lyons), of Lincoln, Nebr., super- 
intendent of schools, b. at Belief ontaine, Ohio, 7 June 1848, living 
(1910). 2. Charles, b. 10 Nov. 1862; last heard of in Wyoming 
in 1884. 3. Ernest M., of Bisbee, N. Dak., dentist, b. 15 Jan. 
1865; living (?) (1910); m. 8 Apr. 1891 Edith M. Inslee, dau. of 
Edward and Lodemia (Walker), b. at Port Huron, Mich., 3 June 
1869, living (1910) at Grand Forks, N. Dak. 

V. Melinda, d. 1872; m. (1) Higgins (?); m, (2) Dec. 1870 

John Clark of Lexington, Mich., who d. 30 July 1875. Only 
child, by second husband: 1. May,^ h. at Lexington, Mich., 5 Jan. 
1872; living unm. (1910) at Lexington, Mich. 

89. Abijah^ Huckins {Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Robert,^ James,'^ 
Robert)-), of London, Ont., 1822, Oneida, Mich., 1837, Eaton 
Rapids, Mich., 1848, farmer, born at Lee 5 Aug. 1796, died 
2 Oct. 1861 (tombstone). He married, at London, Ont., 
Sarah (Young) Willey, widow of Charles W., who was born 
29 Dec. 1799 and died 25 Sept. 1857 (tombstone). 

Children, the first five born at London, Ont., the others at 
Oneida, Mich.: 

168. i. Thomas,8 b. 1822. 

169. ii. David, b. 13 May 1829. 

iii. Mary, b. 19 Feb. 1832; d. June 1865; m. Bedent B. Munroe of 
Birmingham, Mich., farmer. Only child: 1. EUa,'^ b. 1857; d. 31 
Dec. 1858. 

iv. Eliza, b. U Aug. 1834; d. 3 July 1867; m. Dennis Ford of Eaton 
Rapids, Mich., soldier, b. in New York State 21 Sept. 1821, d. 8 
Dec. 1884. Children, b. at Eaton Rapids, Mich.: 1. Mark D.,^ 
of Eaton Rapids, Mich., farmer, b. 23 May 1853; living (1910); 
m. Julia Wood. 2. Elvena, b. 1861; d. 8 May 1862. 

V. Martha A., b. 12 July 1837; living (1910) at Schuyler, Nebr.; m. 
(1) 4 May 1856 George N. Smith, s. ol Richard "^and Elizabeth 
Ann, of Eaton Rapids, Mich., shoemaker, b. in Ohio 1832, d. at 
Sturgis, Iowa, 9 Aug. 1868; m. (2) at Sturgis, Iowa, 22 Aug. 1870, 
Harmon N. Eldredge, s. of Adoniram and Anne (Blakeley), of 
Sturgis, Iowa, commercial traveller, b. at Norfolk, Conn., 31 Oct. 
1825, d. at Panora, Iowa, 9 Dec. 1883; m. (3) at O'Neii, Nebr., 11 
Sept. 1897, Rev. William O. Glasner of Stuart, Nebr., Methodist 
clergyman, b. in New Jersey 6 Feb. 1833, d. at Schuyler, Nebr., 15 
Sept. 1908. Children by first husband, b. at Eaton Rapids, Mich. : 
I.Truman M.,^ of Chicago, 111., clerk, b. 16 Feb. 1857; living 
(1910); m. at Chicago, 12 J\lar. 1893, Annie Hail, dau. of Thomas, 
b. at Bristol, Eng., 5 Feb. 1874, living (1910). 2. Agnes E., b. 5 
Aug.^ 1860; living (1910); m. 2 Nov. 1876 Edwin JMattLson, s. of 
Daniel H. and Lucy A. (South worth), of Linwood, Nebr., railroad 
employee, b. 14 Jan. 1856, living (1910). Only child by second 
husband: 3. Belle, b. at Sturgis, Iowa, 31 Jan. 1872; d. 24 Aug. 
1903; m. at O'Neii, Nebr., 2 Mar. 1897, Charles N. Bigelow, s. of 
Dana and Sarah, of Stuart, Nebr., innkeeper. 

vi. Maria, b. 1838; d. 3 Dec. 1839. 

vii. Almira W., b. 1840; d. 6 Dec. 1847. 

90. Miles' Huckins (Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Robert,^ James,- 
Robert^), of London, Ont., 1820, Port Huron, Mich., 1835, 
Lexington, Mich., 1840, farmer, soldier in the War of 1812, 



1915] Descendants of Robert Huckins 31 

born at Lee in 1798, died* 25 July 1878. He married, 7 June 
1820 (pension record), his cousin, Sarah^ Huckins (29, iv), 
daughter of Simon^ and Lois (Randall), who was born at Lee 
7 Sept. 1792. 

Children, the first three born at London, Ont., the others 
at Port Huron, Mich. : 

170. i. Daniel,8 b. 6 May 1822. 

ii. Mary, b. 1827; d. 13 Mar. 1853; m. 1851 Elijah Castor of 
Lexington, Mich., who d. in 1852. Only child: 1. Arnos,^ of 
Flint, Mich., 1889, farmer, b. at Lexington, Mich., 3 Mar. 1853; 
living (1910); m. 15 Apr. 1874 Margaret Roche, dau. of Michael 
and Frances (O'Leary), b.' at Lapierre, Mich., 25 Jan. 1854, 
living (1910). 

171. iii. Josiah, b. 4 July 1834. 

iv. Marion, b. 1839-; d. 10 Oct. 1878; m. 19 Apr. 1854 Rensselaer 
DeGeer of Lexington, Mich., living (1910). Children: 1. Herbert,^ 
b. 26 Dec. 1855; d. unm. 1876. 2. Nora, b. 9 May 1866; living 
(1910); m. 19 Oct. 1893 George Denio, s. of George and Margaret 
(Hunt), of Detroit, railroad employee, b. 23 Mar. 1868, living 
(1910). 

V. Osgood, d. at Lexington, Mich., aged 18. 

vi. Lois, b. 1842; d. s.p. 25 Nov. 1908; m. James Boyle of Sarnia, 
Ont., farmer. 

91. NoAH^ Huckins (Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ James,^ 
Robert^), of Whitby, Ont., 1824, farmer, born at Ossipee in 
1800, died in Sept. 1872. He married at Rouse's Point, N. Y., 
in 1822, Mary^ Burroughs, daughter of Joseph^ (Elijah,^ 
EKjah^) and Sarah (Marshall), who was born at Gorham in 
1800 and died in June 1864. 

Children, born at Oshawa, Whitby Township, Ont. : 

i. Sarah,8 b. 29 May 1824; d. at Seagrave, Ont., 27 July 1877; m. at 
Brooklyn, Ont., 1844 (?), Abram Madden, s. of James and Hester, 
of Ashbm^n, Whitby Township, Ont., farmer, b. at Ernesttown, Bay 
of Quinte, Ont., 17 Mar. 1817, d. at Rochester, N. Y., 28 Feb. 1891. 
Children, b. at Ashbm-n, Ont.: 1. Emily H.,^h. 14 Aug. 1845; living 
s.p. (1912) at Lockport, N. Y.; m. 14 Jan. 1868 William H. Mc- 
Pherson, s. of Angus and Emily (Derby), of Lockport, N. Y., 
farmer, b. at Bath, Ont., 12 Sept. 1837, d. 1 May 1910. 2. James 
Joseph, of Toronto, Ont., motorman, b. 22 July 1848; living 
(1910); m. at Ashburn, Ont., 31 Dec. 1872, Mary English, dau. 
of John and Elizabeth (Stinson), b. at Little Britain, Ont., 26 Oct. 
1853, d. at Toronto, Ont., 5 Apr. 1901. 3. Noah, of Ashburn, 
Ont., farmer, b. 20 Mar. 1850; d. 1 Nov. 1880; m. Adeline Chap- 
pelle, dau. of Frank, living (?) (1910). 4. Robert Marshall, of 
Syracuse, N. Y., real-estate agent, b. 29 Feb. 1856; living (1910); 
m. 3 Sept. 1884 Georgeanna A. Martin, dau. of Philip and Sarah 
(Wilson), b. at Brooklin, Ont., 15; Feb. 1857, living (1910). 
5. TAomas //., of Lundbreck, Alberta, innkeeper, b. 10 Aug. 1857; 
living (1910); m. at St. Vincent, Minn., 1 June 1890, EUaBayne, 
dau. of David and Jane (Weathcrston), b. at Fergus, Ont., 4 Dec. 
1869, living (1910). 6. Mary Eliza, h. 15 Aug. 1859; d. at Picton, 
Ont., 5 Mar. 1884; m. 25 Feb. 1878 John Fox of Picton, Ont., 
farmer, b. at Northport, Ont., 22 Mar. 1848, living (1910). 
7. Harriet, b. 8 Dec. 1861; d. 28 Feb. 1886; m. at Picton, Ont., 
Apr. 1884, George Edward Valloau of Picton, Ont., farmer, b. at 
Picton, Ont., 31 Nov. 1861, living (1910). 

ii. Eliza, b. 12 Oct. 1825; d. 9 Nov. 1907; m. 7 Nov. 1847 Thomas 
Paxton, s. of William and Elizabeth (Dryden), of Whitby, Ont., 
sheriff, justice. of the peace, member of the Provincial Legislature, 



32 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jan. 

1867-1879 (Life and Times of Joseph Gould, pp. 165, 191, 264), 
b. at Whitby, Ont., 27 Nov. 1820, d. 4 July 1897. Children, b. at 
Port Perry, Ont.: 1. Thomas Chase,^ of Port Perry, Ont., 
accountant, b. 31 Mar. 1849; d. s.p. at Los Angeles, Cal., 25 
Sept. 1903; m. at Syracuse, N. Y., 21 Jan. 1875, Ella Rice, daa. 
of Thomas and Mary (Dorsey), b. at Syracuse, N. Y., 12 Jan. 
1854, living (1910) at Los Angeles, Cal. 2. Mary Elizabeth, b. 27 
Dec. 1850; d. 10 Nov. 1879; m. at Port Perry, Ont., 6 Dec. 
1870, Charles W. Jones, s. of Rev. George and Laura (Mallory), 
of Port Perry, Ont., Baptiste, Ont., 1910, merchant, b. in Clark 
Township, Ont., 27 Oct. 1842, who m. (2) Mary Ann O'Brien 
and was living (1910). 3. Joseph Henry, b. 8 Sept. 1855; d. 8 
Aug. 1857. 4. John Franklin, of Whitby, Ont., sheriff, b. 13 Oct. 
1857; living (1910); m. at Port Perry, Ont., 25 Feb= 1878, 
Adeline Eck, dau. of Charles and Asthabrillah (Browm), b. at 
Rochester, N. Y., 15 Oct. 1859, living (1910). 5. Ida C, b. 20 June 
1860; living (1910) at Toronto, Ont.; m. at Port Perry, Ont., 28 
Sept. 1880, Arthur M. Gilpin, s. of Martin and Margaret 
(Nelson), of Uxbridge, Ont., jeweller, b. at Stouffville, Ont., 2 
Sept. 1855, Hving (1910). 6. LottaA., b. 22 Jan. 1862; d. 26 Sept. 
1864. 7. Georgie V., b. 29 July 1867; living (1910) ; m. at W^hitby, 
Ont., 12 Aug. 1890, Dr. John H. Eastwood, s. of Dr. WiUiam O. 
and Margaret (Brown), of Peterborough, Ont.. physician, M.B. 
(Toronto, 1887), b. at Whitby, Ont., 5 Sept. 1864, living (1910). 
8. Jane G., b. 13 June 1869; d. 12 Feb. 1871. 

172. iii. Joseph, b. 24 Sept. 1827. 

iv. Emily, b. 17 Mar. 1829; d. at Onawa, Iowa, 24 Nov. 1906; m. at 
Whitby, Ont., 1848, Charles Marsh, s. of Israel and Eliza 
(Huntington), of Port Perry, Ont., Creighton, Nebr., 1885, Omaha, 
Nebr., 1898, farmer, b. at Brookhn, Ont., 21 Sept. 1826, d. 8 Jan. 
1899. Children, b. at Port Perry, Ont.: 1. Noah,^ b. Feb. 1849; 
d. 3 May 1863. 2.Adoniram Judson, of Omaha, Nebr., merchant, 
b. 15 Sept. 1851 ; living (1910) ; m. (1) at Hamilton, Ont., 17 Aug. 
1875, Margaret J. Robson, dau. of George and Mary (McMillan), 
b. at Markham, Ont., 10 Mar. 1854, d. at Schuvler, Nebr., 3 Sept. 
1885; m. (2) at Pierce, Nebr., 3 Apr. 1886, Mary A. (Robson) 
Lewis, sister of his deceased wife and widow of Thomas, b. at 
Markham, Ont., 14 July 1850, d. 22 Apr. 1904. 3. Mary, 

d, , aged 10 years. 4. Sarah, b. 13 Sept. 1857; living 

(1910) ; m. at Port Perry, Ont., 22 Aug. 1877, W^illiam H. Robinson, 
s. of John and Mary (Schrimpton), of Onawa, Iowa, merchant, b. 
at Northport, Ont,, 12 Jan. 1849, living (1910). 5. Israel, b. 
Sept. 1861; d. 13 Oct. 1861. 6. Leonora, b. 3 Apr. 1863; living 
(1910); m. at Port Perry, Ont., 16 Oct. 1883, James McLean, s. 
of James and Eliza (Fallis), of Port Hope, Ont., expressman, b. at 
Kendall, Ont., 10 Feb. 1849, living (1910). 7. Thomas Charles, 
of Sedalia, Mo., secretary (Y.M.C.A.), b. 8 Apr. 1865; living 
(1910); m. at Westside, Iowa, 3 Sept. 1890, Ella B. Woolhiser, 
dau. of John J. and Mary (Loughridge), b. at Westside, Iowa, 12 
Dec. 1868, living (1910). 8. Anna, b. 8 Aug. 1868; living (1910) ; 
m. at Creighton, Nebr., 15 Aug. 1888, Henry C. Huyck, s. of 
Charles M. and Mary R. (Root), of Draper, S. Dak., travelling 
salesman, b. at Draper, S. Dak., 28 Oct. 1859, living (1910). 

173. V. James Marshall, b. 28 June 1834. 

ri. Martha, b. 10 Apr. 1838; d. at Hastings, Minn., 30 Mar. 1896; m. 
at Brooklin, Ont., 1855, John M. Plum of Minneapolis, Minn., 
merchant, b. 6 Nov. 1831, living (1910). Children: 1. Mary B.,» 
b. 3 Jan. 1856; living (1910) ; m. 23 Apr. 1880 Walter W. Williams 
of Minneapolis, Minn., railroad employee, living (1910). 2. Noah, 
b. 1860; d. in infanc3^ 3. Anna, b. 1864; d. in infancy. 4. John 
Huckins, of Minneapolis, Minn., clerk, b. 15 Feb. 1870; m. 29 
Apr. 1911 Louise Todd. 

174. vii. John Milton, b. U Jan. 1844. 



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92. Isaac C.^ Huckins {Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert), of Brooklin, Whitby Township, Ont., farmer, born 

at Ossipee 15 Aug. 1803, died 3 Nov. 1867 (tombstone). He 

married, 26 Nov. 1826, Phoebe Aldrich, daughter of 

and (Shelby), who was born at Lowell (?), 

Mass., 24 Feb. 1802 and died 28 Sept. 1861. 

Children, born at Brooklin, Ont. : 

i. Lucy M.,^ b. 1 July 1827; d. at Palermo, Ont., 2 Feb. 1866; m. 27 
Feb. 1854 Rev. William Pirritte, s. of John and Eliza, of West, 
Ont., Methodist clergyman, b. 5 July 1829, d. at Davenport, Ont., 
18 Feb. 1892. Children, the first one b. at Willowdale or Orono, 
Ont., the others at Palermo; Ont. (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of John N.9 Pirritte of Tugaske, Sask.): 1. Eliza A.,^ b. 15 Aug. 
1855; d. at Mansfield, Ohio, 21 May 1884; m. 16 Sept. 1874 John 
H. Todd, s. of John J. and Naomi (Hedges), of Mansfield, Ohio, 
insurance agent, b. at Mansfield, Ohio, 9 Jan. 1850, living (1910). 
2. John N., of Tugaske, Sask., farmer, b. 8 July 1857; livings. p. 
(1910); m. 14 Dec. 1899 Clara Harris, dau. of Simon P. and 
Lucinda (Hicks), b. 8 Dec. 1876, d. 11 Sept. 1900. 3. Isaac N., 
b. 13 Aug. 1859; d. 13 Aug. 1871. 4. William A., of Chicago (?), 
111., b. 1 July 1862; living unm. (?) (1910). 5. David A., of 
Chicago, 111., sales-manager, b. 27 Dec. 1865; living (1910); 
m. 12 Apr. 1898 Mary E. Chambers, dau. of Michael and 
Catherine (Horgan), b. at Guelph, Ont., 11 June 1873, living 
(1910). 

JosiAH, b. 22 Dec. 1829; d. unm. 1 Oct. 1849. 

LoRiN, b. 1 Jan. 1831; d. 5 Mar. 1831. 

Alonzo D., b. 18 Feb. 1832. 

Lieut. George Nelson, Methodist clergyman, A.B. (Baldwin 
Univ.), chaplain in the Civil War, b. 16 Feb. 1834; d. unm. near 
Nashville, Tenn., 2 Apr. 1862. 

David A., b. 25 Sept. 1836. 

Noah, b. 12 Dec. 1839. 
viii. Lydia Agnes, b. 15 Apr. 1841; d.s.p. Mar. 1889; m. 1873 William 
Russell Derby, s. of George W. and Esther (Weriko), of Myrtle, 
Ont., and of Oshawa, Ont., 1898, mail carrier, b. at Myrtle, Ont., 
12 June 1848, living (1910). 

93. JosiAH^ Huckins (Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Watertown, N. Y., 1834, Carthage, N. Y., 1874, 
contractor and builder, born at Ossipee 20 Nov. 1806, died at 
Carthage, N. Y., 10 Dec. 1878. He married first, 3 May 
1834, Arabella Welch, who was born at Watertown, N. Y., 

26 July 1807 and died 5 Mar. 1836; secondly, 4 Mar. 1841, 
Frances Woodruff, who was born at Watertown, N. Y., 

27 Feb. 1808 and died 14 Mar. 1847; thirdly, 26 Sept. 1849, 
Sophia Woodruff, who w^as born at Watertown, N. Y., 
24 Dec. 1809 and died 3 Apr. 1872; and fourthly, 10 June 
1874, Harriet Fuller, daughter of William and Mary 
(Hemstreet), who was born at Turin, N. Y., 26 Jan. 1823 and 
died after 1910. 

Only child, by second wife: 

i. Sarah Elizabeth,^ b. at Watertown, N. Y., 19 Nov. 1845; d. 13 
Dec. 1853. 

94. JoHN^ Huckins (John,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Robert,^ JameSy^ 

Robert^), of Exeter, Me., 1824, and Bangor, Me., 1833, lumber 
merchant, born at Parsonsfield, Me., 23 July 1801, died 15 



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34 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jan. 

June 1892. He married, 16 Nov. 1825, Sarah Tibbetts, 
daughter of Abner and Sarah (Davis) (Bangor Hist. Mag., 
vol. 4, p. 21), who was born at Corinth, Me., 10 Apr. 1804 and 
died 6 June 1880. 

Children, the first three born at Exeter, Me., the others 
at Bangor, Me. (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Ara- 
vesta^ (Huckins) Peters of Bangor, Me.) : 

178. i. Pembroke S.,^ b. 27 Oct. 1826. 

ii, Arcann, b. 22 Dec. 1827; d. unm. at Bangor, Me., 2 Apr. 1907, 

iii. Ara VESTA, b. 16 Sept. 1829; Uving s.p. (1910) at Bangor, Me.; 
m. 3 June 1869 Charles Peters, s. of Andrew and Sarah 
(Jordon) {Bangor Hist. Mag., vol. 1, pp. 200-204), of Ellsworth, 
Me., and of New York City, merchant, b. at Ellsworth, Me., 23 
Nov. 1812, d. at Morristown, N. J., 18 Aug. 1894. 

iv. John B., of Winthrop, Mass., 1880, lumber merchant, b. 7 May 
1834; living s.p. (1910); m. at Swampscott, Mass., 5 Sept. 1861, 
Sarah E. Washburn, dau. of Cyrus and Mary (Phillips), b. at 
Swampscott, Mass., 11 Apr. 1834, living (1910). 

v. Charles W., b. 21 Mar. 1836; d. 27 June 1837. 

179. vi. Charles H., b. 11 Jan. 1845. 

95. Calvin^ Huckins (John,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Exeter, Me., 1826, Delaware, Ind., 1834, and Rolla, 

Mo., 1866, teacher, born at Parsonsfield, Me., 29 Nov. 1803, 

died 31 Dec. 1870. He married, in 1827, Olive Tibbetts, 

daughter of Abner and Sarah (Davis), who was born at 

Corinth, Me., 3 Mar. 1806 and died at Cannon City, Minn., 

10 May 1864. 

Children, the first three born at Exeter, Me., the others 

at Delaware, Ind. : 

i. Julia S.,^ b. 9 May 1828; d. s.p. 3 June 1858; m. 12 Oct. 1852 
Joseph E. Albaugh, s. of Jacob and Mary (EUer), of Covington, 
Ohio, merchant, b. in Montgomery Co., Ohio, 25 May 1821, d. 
16 Dec. 1871. 

180. ii. Franklin S., b. 10 Apr. 1830. 

iii. SoPHRONiA J., b. 12 May 1833; living (1910) at Covington, Ohio; 
m. 7 Mar. 1855 John R. Shuman, s. of George and Susanna 
(Rusher), of Covington, Ohio, 1851, merchant, banker, b. at 
Liverpool, Pa., 17 Nov. 1826, d. 19 Sept. 1906. Children, b. at 
Covington, Ohio: 1. Charles Calvi?!,^ oi Covington, Ohio, manu- 
facturer, b. 4 Jan. 1856; living (1910); m. 18 Oct. 1883 Alice 
Cable, dau. of John and Frances (Whitmar), b. at Covington, Ohio, 
1858, living (1910). 2. Elizabeth Estella, h. 15 Sept. 1857; living 
(1910); m. 5 June 1879 Alva C. Cable, s. of Dr. Roland E. and 
Mary (Hill), of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, bank cashier, State senator, 
b. at Pleasant Hill, Ohio, 19 Mar. 1849, d. 1 Nov. 1908. 3. John 
Franklin, of Covington, Ohio, merchant, b. 2 Oct. 1859; living 
(1910); m. 15 Sept. 1891 Emma Peirce. dau. of Samuel Henry 
and Ann Jane (Helmer), b. at West Paris, Ohio, 3 Aug. 1868, living 
(1910). 4. Carolyn May, h. 16 Apr. 1862; living s.p. (1910); m. 
5 July 1892 William F. Charters, s. of James and Mary Jane 
(Filson), of Dayton, Ohio, banker, b. at Lisbon, Ohio, 7 Aug. 
1865, living (1910). 5. Mary Olive, h. 8 Apr. 1864; living unm. 
(1910). 6. George Lee, of Chicago, 111., publisher, b. 5 Oct. 1868; 
living (1910); m. 7 Nov. 1889 Harriet Hill, dau. of Henrv H. and 
Sarah (Hill), b. at Pontiac, 111., 20 Oct. 1868, Uving (1910,). 7. 
Evelyn Sophronia, h. 23 Oct. 1871; d. 10 Feb. 1905; m. 23 June 
1896 James H. Perry, s. of Russell and Eliza (Ryder), of Browns- 
; ville, Ind., lawyer, b. at Brownsville, Ind., 12 May 1860, hvirig 

(1910). 



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iv. Amanda M., b. 10 Dec. 1835; d. 29 Sept. 1841. 

181. V. John W., b. 19 Aug. 1838. 

vi. Helen A., b. 29 Sept. 1841; d. 11 Sept. 1866; m. at Covington, 
Ohio, 14 Nov. 1866, Benjamin Franklin Burton, s. of Hiram and 
Sibyl (Tufts), of Hot Springs, Ark., innkeeper, b. at Mainville, 
Ohio, 25 Mar. 1833, living (1910). Only child: 1. Sibyl H.,^ b. 6 
Sept. 1866; d. 7 Dec. 1883. 

vii. James, of Texas, b. 3 Mar. 1846; d. at Tyler, Tex., 1883; m. 

Presly. He is said to have had a son John. 

96. Sergt. Stephen^ Huckins (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,"^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Effingham, N. H., and of Westbrook, Me., 
1822, lumber merchant, sergeant in the Mexican War, born 
at Gihuanton 2 Nov. 1790 (town records), died at Roxbur}^ 
Mass., 2 Sept. 1866 (city records). He married first, at 
Westbrook, Me., 25 July 1820 (Maine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, 
vol. 4, p. 283), Pauline Webb, daughter of James and Nancy 
(Cony), who was born at Stroudwater (Falmouth), Me., 
11 July 1793* and died at Roxbury, Mass., about 1836; and 
secondly, in Boston, Nancy Slater, who died at Somerville, 
Mass. 

Children by first wife, the first one born at Effingham, the 
others at Westbrook, Me. : 

182. i. Ferdinand A.,8 b. 3 May 1821. 

183. ii. James H. Webb, b. 26 Aug. 1822. 

iii. Amelia Ann, b. 19 Apr. 1830; d. at Dorchester, Mass., 22 Jan. 
1907; m. in Boston, Mass., 4 Oct. 1848 (city records), Edward 
Watson^ Libby, s. of Jacob George Lewis^ and Elizabeth (Simonds) 
(Libby Family, p. 538), of Boston, engraver, b. in Boston 20 Jan. 
1827, d. 22 July 1873 (tombstone). Children, b. in Boston (city 
records): 1. Edward Lewis,^ of Boston, jeweller, b. 28 July 1849; 
d. 8 Sept. 1885; m. in Philadelphia, Pa., 11 Nov. 1876, Emily C. 
(Mason) Foye, widow, dau. of Richard C. and Emeline (Needham), 
living (?) (1910). 2. William G., b. 29 Oct. 1853; d. xmm. 24 Oct. 
1898. 3. Walter B., b. Nov. 1866; d. unm. Feb. 1888. 

97. Peter^ Huckins (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,"^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Ossipee, merchant, born at Gilmanton 5 July 

1792 (town records), died at Dover 11 Nov. 1832. He 

married, 7 Mar. 1816 (Maine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, vol. 4, 

p. 173), Lydia^ Dalton, daughter of SamueP and Mary 

(Bennett), who was born at Parsonsfield, Me., 18 July 1796 

and died in 1832. 

Children, born at Ossipee: 

i. Mary A. Dalton,^ b. 29 Oct. 1816; d. at Roxbury, Mass., 30 Mar. 
1905; m. 16 Feb. 1842 Drury M. Marshall, s. of Benjamin 
and Anna (Morse), of Boston, builder, b. at Dublin 10 Mar. 1809, 
d. 4 Jan. 1894. Children, b. in Boston: 1. Emily F.,^ b. 13 June 
1844; d. unm. 13 Feb. 1894. 2. Florence, b. 16 Aug. 1845; living 
unm. (1910) at Melrose, Mass. 3. Peter Morse (twin), of Dor- 
chester, Mass., b. 9 Apr. 1849; living (1910); m. 1 Jan. 1871 
Alice Frances Farrar, dau. of Ezra O. F. and Susan M. (Sherman), 
b. in Boston, Mass., 7 July 1852, living (1910). 4. Benjamin 
(twin), b. 9 Apr. 1849; d. young. 5. Annie E., b. 11 Sept. 1850; 
living unm. (1910) at Melrose, Mass. 6. Julia, b. 11 Nov. 1852; 
living (1910) in Rome, Italy; m. 29 Sept. 1875 Daniel Erskino 

* FamDy record of descendants of James and Nancy (Cony) Webb, in possession, 
1914, of Miss Mary T. Goodell of Westbrook, Me. 

VOL. LXIX. 3 



36 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jan. 

, Richardson, s. of Roderick and Harriet (Taylor), of Dorchester, 

Mass., merchant, b. at Montpelier, Vt., 9 June 1849, d. at Monte- 
cito, Cal., 23 Dec. 1903. 7. Peter Benjamin, d. in infancy. 
ii. Frances E., b. 31 Mar. 1819; d. at Atlantic, Mass., 2 Sept. 1878; 
m. in Boston, Mass., 8 Sept. 1838 (city records), Charles Wash- 
ington Ayers, s. of James and Deborah (Pettingill), of Boston, 
builder, b. at Haverhill, Mass., 11 Sept. 1795 (town records), d. 
in Boston 24 Apr. 1855. Children, b. in Boston: 1. Frances A.,* 
b. 10 Dec. 1842; living (1913) at Melrose, Mass.; m. 1 June 1870 
Horatio Smith'' Libby, s. of Capt. William^ and Martha^ (Smith) 
(Libby Family, p. 523), of Boston, cashier, b. at Gardiner, Me., 
30 Sept. 1839, d. 16 July 1911. 2. Laura, b. 14 Nov. 1844; living 
s.p. (1913) in Boston; m. 3 Nov. 1873 Samuel Woodbury Parker, 
s. of Samuel Sewall and Jane Thompson (Cate), of Chicago, 111., 
hotel manager, b. at Wolfeborough 18 Nov. 1843 (town records), 
d. in Boston 30 July 1912. 

184. iii. RuFus, b. 27 Jan. 1821. 

185. iv. Samuel Dalton, b. 18 Jan. 1822. 

186. v. Charles Albert, b. 1824. 

vi. Joseph C, of Chicago, salesman, b. 2 Oct. 1829; d. s.p.; m. Louise 

• 

98. Ivory Lord^ Huckins (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,* Robert,* 
James,'^ Robert^), of Sandwich, 1822, and of Dover, 1831, 
lumber merchant, born at Parsonsfield, Me., 1 Jan. 1800 
(town records), died at Somersworth 3 July 1851. He 
married first, at Newfield, Me., 1 Oct. 1821, Nancy Hill, 
daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Doe), who was born at New- 
field, Me., 17 Jan. 1800 and died 6 Mar. 1847; and secondly, 
at Lowell, Mass., 13 Sept. 1847, Hannah Brainerd, daugh- 
ter of Spencer and Elizabeth (Allen), who was born at Haver- 
hill, Mass., 11 Dec. 1818 and died 20 Feb. 1903. 

Children by first wife, the first five born at Sandwich, the 
others at Dover (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Sarah 
Persis^ (Crockett) Billings of Boston) : 

i. Lydia Ann,* b. 21 July 1822; d. at Dorchester, Mass., 5 Nov. 1899; 
m. at Somersworth, 11 Oct. 1841, Col. William D. Crockett, 
8. of John T. and Elizabeth (Ham), of Dover, N. H., and of Boston, 
Mass. , journalist, publisher, superintendent of Mass. State Print- 
ing Office, member of the Governor's staff, b. at Barnstead 31 
Oct. 1819, d. at Dorchester, Mass., 5 Aug. 1899. Children, the 
second one b. in Boston, the others at Dover: 1. George W.,^ b. 
19 June 1842; d. 18 Mar. 1847. 2. Sarah Persis, b. 13 Mar. 1844; 
living s.p. (1910) at Boston; m. at Chelsea, Mass., 14 July 1864, 
Josiah Quincy Billings, s. of Horace and Ellen A. (Sears), of 
Boston, merchant, soldier in the Civil War, b. at Bridgeton, Me., 
7 Jan. 1844, d. at Newton, Mass., 28 June 1877. 3. John Ivory, 
b. 2 Feb. 1845; d. 1 Sept. 1847. 

ii. Mary Jane, b. 30 Oct. 1823; d. s.p. at Augusta, Ga., 15 Aug. 1862; 
m. (1) at Somersworth, 26 Aug. 1846 (town records), Dr. Ethel 
Olmstead Nutter of Boston, Mass., physician, b. at Somersworth 
1817, d. at Jacksonville, Fla., 17 Dec. 1851; m. (2) James T. 
Patterson, dentist, b. at Dumfries, Scot., d. at Augusta, Ga., 
17 May 1868. Only child by first husband: 1. Ella,^ b. at Somers- 
worth; d. , aged 6 years. 

iii. Samuel (twin), b. and d. 27 Dec. 1825. 

iv. Joseph (twin), b. and d. 27 Dec. 1825. 

V. Susan Adams, b. 24 Nov. 1828; d. at Arhngton, Mass., 29 Apr. 1896; 
m. at Stoneham, Mass., 22 Jan. 1851 (town records), Rev. Charles 
H. Webber, s. of Rev. Horace and Relief (Tyler), of Lyman, 
Baptist clergyman, b. at Haverhill 16 July 1831, d. at Saco, Me., 



1915] Descendants of Robert Huckins 37 

28 July 1899. Children: 1. Horace L.,' of Saco, Me., photog- 
rapher, b. at Franconia 12 Dec. 1851; d. 11 Aug. 1905; m. 8 June 
1873 Etta Merrill, dau. of Daniel and Rebecca W. (Bradbury), b. 
at Saco, Me., 2 Jan. 1850, living (1910) at Saco, Me. 2. Charles 
E., of Arlington, Mass., salesman, b. at Hill 25 Dec. 1863; living 
(1910) ; m. 26 June 1889 Anne E. Russell, dau. of Levi and Martha 
A. (Smith), b. at Somerville, Mass., 26 July 1860, living (1910). 

vi. MarthaElizabeth, b. 11 Jan. 1831; d. 11 Apr. 1906; m.inBoston, 
Mass., 2 June 1856 (city records), David Ayers, s. of David and 
Sarah (Seaverns), of Boston, merchant, b. at Needham, Mass., 
27 July 1818, d. 25 Feb. 1906. Children, the first one b. at Boston, 
the others at Maplewood, Mass.: 1. George David,^ of Lincoln, 
Nebr., Chicago, 111., and Moscow, Idaho, professor of law at 
Nebraska State Universit}^, 1905-1908, dean of Idaho University 
Law School, 1913, A.B. (Harvard, 1879), LL.B. (Harvard, 1882), 
b. 26 Aug. 1857; living (1914); m. (1) at Maiden, Mass., 7 Jan. 
1885, Charlotte E. Carder, dau. of Rev. Dr. James D. and Char- 
lotte E. (Pond), b. at Milford, Conn., 26 Sept. 1862, d. 7 Jan. 
1896; m. (2) 18 Nov. 1899 Georgette B. Guild, dau. of George A. 
and Harriet S. (Rice), b. in Paris, France, 8 Jan. 1873, living (1910). 
2. Charles Henry, of Roslindale, Mass., bookkeeper, b. 13 Apr. 1859; 
living s.p. (1910); m. at WoUaston, Mass., 3 Aug. 1894, Emma 
C. G. Poison, dau. of Alexander and Catherine (Crosby), b. in 
Boston, Mass., 10 Feb. 1860, living (1910). 3. Martha J., b. 23 
Dec. 1860; d. 26 Apr. 1862. 4. Cora E., b. 2 Sept. 1863; living 
unra. (1910) at Fall River, Mass. 

vii. Sarah Piper, b. 21 July 1834; d. 27 Jan. 1836. 

Only child by second wife, born at Somersworth : 

187. viii. John Henry, b. 22 Mar. 1849. 

99. Nicholas E.^ Huckins {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,* Robert,^ 
J antes, ^ Robert^), of North Effingham (Freedom), farmer, 
born at Parsonsfield, Me., 19 May 1804, died at Concord 
23 Sept. 1864. He married, 26 June 1824 (town records), 
Nancy Shute, daughter of Michael and Olive (Leavitt), who 
was born at Buxton, Me., 1 Sept. 1805 and died 2 Nov. 1904. 
Children, born at North Effingham: 

i. Mary A.,8 b. 7 Jan. 1826; d. 14 Aug. 1841. 

ii. Olive J., b. 1 Aug. 1829; d. 30 A«g. 1906; m. 9 Sept. 18G6 (town 
records), as his second wife, her second cousin, Dea. John V. Gran- 
ville (31, i, 9), s. of Stephen and Ann' (Huckins), q.v. Only child, 
b.atEffingham: l.Mabel,^h. 17 July 1868; Hving s.p. (1910); m. 16 
July 1893 Oscar J. Avery, s. of Stephen and Mary Eunice (Straw), 
of Effingham, merchant, b. at Laconia 16 May 1866, living (1910). 

iii. Caroline F.,b. 17 May 1832; d. s.p. 14 Sept. 1904; m. atOssipee, 
1 Nov. 1866 (town records), Hiram Pray, s. of Hiram and Mar- 
garet (Hodsdon), of Ossipee, farmer, b. at Ossipee 28 Dec. 1829, 
d. at Auburn, Me., 24 Mar. 1912. 

188. iv. Joseph, b. 17 Aug. 1835. 

v. Sarah, b. 29 Nov. 1838; living (1910); m. 10 Mar. 1875 Henry 
Glidden, s. of Jeremiah and Ehzabeth (Gault), of Effingham, 
farmer, b. at Sandwich 29 Aug. 1849, living (1910). Children, b. 
at Effingham : 1. Fred Woodman,^ of Effingham, lumber surveyor, 
b. 29 Mar. 1876; livings.p. (1910); m. 1 Jan. 1908 Etta B. (Ken- 
nison) Bowes, dau. of Joseph and Jane (Varney) and former wife 
of Oliver J., b. at Effingham 1 Apr. 1880, living (1910). 2. Irving 
Huckins, of Maiden, Mass., electrician, b. 24 Nov. 1880; living 
(1910); m.OApr. 1904RellW. Stetson, dau. of Fred C. and Mary 
E. (Sears), b. at Maiden, Mass., 12 Apr. 1879, living (1910). 

vi. John W., of Effingham, farmer, b. 10 Sept. 1844; d. unm. 27 July 
1873. 



38 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Jan. 

100. Ira^ Huckins (Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Robert,^ James,^ 
Robert^), of Tamworth, Meredith, 1853, and Centre Harbor, 
1861, merchant, born at Parsonsfield, Me., 29 Jan. 1806 
(town records), died at Ashland 30 June 1884 (ib.). He 
married first, 30 July 1826, Olive Abbott of Effingham, 
who was born 9 May 1808 and died 1 Nov. 1839; secondly, 
at Tamworth, 16 Oct. 1844 (ib.), Grace Beede, daughter 
of Elijah and Anne (Felch), who was born at Sandwich 24 
Feb. 1804 and died at Ashland 30 Dec. 1880; thirdly, 13 Dec. 
1881 (ib.), Mary (Cotton) Dow, widow, daughter of Jacob, 
who was born at Sandwich in 1836; and fourthly, in 1883, 
Ann Maria Johnson, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Mason), who was born at Sandwich 28 July 1831 and died 
26 Sept. 1902. 

Children by first wife, the first one born at Effingham, the 
others at Tamworth: 

i. Arthur,* of Ashland, artisan, b. 30 Aug. 1827; d. unm. 29 Mar. 
1887. 

ii. John Almon, of Arizona, mason, b. 23 July 1829; d. s.p. at Red- 
wood City, Cal., 6 Mar. 1891; m. in Boston, Mass., 19 June 1851 
(city records), Lucinda (Hart) Tripp, widow, dau. of Ichabod, b. 
at New Bedford, Mass., or at Tiverton, R. I., abt. 1825, d. in 
Boston 16 Mar. 1900 (ib.). 

iii. Albert, of West Salamanca, N. Y., farmer, b. 20 Apr. 1831 ; d. unm . 
at West Salamanca, N. Y., Sept. 1895. 

iv. Olive Ann, b. 17 Oct. 1833; d. 12 May 1902; m. 30 Aug. 1854 
Nicholas T. Chase, s. of Dea. David F. and Anne (Russell) 
(Musgrove's Bristol, vol. 2, p. 97), of Bristol, farmer, b. at Bristol 
14 May 1823, d. 25 Nov. 1893. Childi-en, b. at Bristol: 1. Frank 
H.,^ of Campton, cabinetmaker, b. 21 June 1856; d. 2 May 1910 
(ib.); m. 24 Nov. 1887 Mabel A. Batchelder, dau. of Jonathan 
T. and Hannah Weeks (Cleasby), b. at Wentworth 16 Aug. 1869, 
living (1910) at Plymouth. 2. Adeline M., b. 2 July 1858; living 
(1910); m. 1 Dec. 1878 her fifth cousin, Leston L. RoUins, s. of 
Joseph F. (25, i, 6) and Amanda Jane (Ingalls), of Bristol, millman, 
b. at Bristol 3 Feb. 1850, living (1910). 3. Emma M., b. 6 July 
1861; d. s.p. 1 Oct. 1908; m. (1) 25 Apr. 1882 her fifth cousin, 
John O. Tilton, s. of John F. and Sarah Jane (Rollins) (25, i, 3), of 
Bristol, farmer, b. at Alexandria 4 July 1849, li^ang (1910); m. 
(2) 1 June 1892, as his second wife, her fourth cousin once removed, 
Fred Brown^ Huckins ( 1 2 1 ) , s . of Ly man^ and Grace E . (Curamings) , 
q.v. 4. Ira D., of Bristol, farmer, b. 16 Sept. 1863; d. s.p. 2 Apr . 
1889; m. (1) 22 Aug. 1886 (ib.) Caroline Jane Bailey, dau. of 
Henry H. and Carohne (Bailey), b. at Alexandria 28 Aug. 1864, 
,d. 6 May 1887; m. .(2) 12 Dec. 1888 Mary Gordon, dau. of Hiram 
h. and Catherine (Coburn), b. at Alexandria 4 Feb. 1872, who m. 
(2) Joseph Adams and was living (1910) at East Hebron. 5. 
Arthur T., of Bristol, N. H., and of Worcester, Mass., printer, b. 
5Apr. 1873; living s.p. (1910); m. (1) 1 Oct. 1892 Clara J.Oakley, 
dau. of William T. and Ann Elizabeth (Tharp), b. in New York 
City 9 Mar. 1873, living (1910); m. (2) 23 July 1899 (ib.) Monica 
Mahar, dau. of Patrick and Mary (Prendergast), b. in Ireland 1875, 
living (1910). 

V. Ira C, of Holderness, farmer, b. 16 June 1836; living s.p. (1910); 
m. 19 Nov. 1866 Clara Pierce, dau. of Joel and Hannah (Rowe), 
b. at Campton 6 Mar. 1847, who m. (2) Mooney Blanchard and 
was living (1910) at Ashland. 
189. vi. Charles H., b. 30 June 1838. 

vii. William, b. 16 Oct. 1839; d. 18 Oct. 1839. 



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Children by second wife, born at Tamworth : 

viii. Nancy Jane, b. in 1845; living (1910) at Ashland; m. 2 Apr. 1871 
John Beede Carr, s. of Jacob and Harriet (Beede), of Ashland, 
farmer, b. at Holcierness 15 Mar. 1834, d. 29 Oct. 1903. Only 
child, b. at Ashland: 1. Grace Beede,^ b. 6 July 1874; living s.p. 
(1910); m. 31 Dec. 1892 Frank S. Edwards, s. of George K. and 
Harriet (Howland), of Meriden, Conn., teacher, b. at Landaff 3 
June 1871, living (1910). 

ix. Gilbert, b. 8 June 1846; d. at Meredith 19 Apr. 1853. 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 

FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from vol. 68, page 378] 

[18] 

29 John Meeker Born Baptizd 

His Wife Baptizd 

Their Children 

Sarah Meeker Born Bapt<i April 11. 1727 

Anne Meeker Born Bapt<i April 11. 1727 

Elizabeth Meeker Born Bapt^ Sept^ 22. 1728 

Mabel Meeker Born Bapt^ Aug^t 9. 1730 

Stephen Meeker Bora Bapt^ June 13. 1737 

30 Daniel Williams Born: 

Deborah wife to Dan^^ Williams Born Baptizd 

Their Children 

Martha William Bom Baptizd Jun 14. 1724 

Jane William Born Bapt^ April 17 1727 

Josiah Will°i« Born Bapt^ Sep'^ 8. 1730 
Nathan Williams Born Bapt. July 30. 1738 

Deborah Williams Born Baptized 

31. William Wilhams Bom: Sep'^ 29: 1700 Baptizd 

Mary his Wife Born feb: 1696/7 Baptizd Ap: 18. 1697 
Their Children 

John Williams Born: Sep'' 24. 1744 [sic]: Baptized in Infancy 
. Thaddeus Williams Bom May 15. 1727 Baptizd July 3. 1727. 
Sarah WiUiams Born Nov. 17: 1733 Bapt. Nov. 25. 1733 
Reuben Will"^^ Born: July 8: 1737 Bapt^ July 10. 1737 
Mary Wilhams Born March 24. 1739 Bapt Mar 24. 1739 
Wilhams Williams Born June 10. 1745 Baptized June 16. 1745 

[19] 
32 Sert John Smith Bom : Entred Into Cov* and Bapt^ feb 17 : 1694/5 

Martha ^\ife to John Smith Born Entred into Cov<^ and Baptizd 

feb. 17. 1694/5 
Their Children 

John Smith Born Bapt^ 1695 

Martha Smith Bom Bapt: 1695 

Mary Smith Bom Bapt. May 10. 1696 



40 Greenfield Hill Chureh Records [Jan. 

Abigail Smith Bom Bapt. Aug: 6. 1699 

Eleazer Smith Bora Bapt. April 19. 1702 

Sarah Smith Bom Bapt: April 9 1704 
Margaret Smith Bom Bapt. Jan^J' 26. 1706/7 

Sam" Smith Bom Bapt^ feb 8 1712/13 

33 Jolm Smith Jmii" Bom Baptiz^ in Sep^ or ocf^ 1695 
His Wife Mary Baptizd 

Their Children 

Wilham Smith Bom Bapt^ Julv 10. 1727 

Mary Smith Bom Bapt^ July iO. 1727 

Abigail Smith Bom Bapt. July 10. 1727 

34 William Nautropp Born. Dec: 16: 1697 Baptiz^ 
His Wife Johanna Born: Sep*": 28: 1700 Baptiz^ 

Their Children 

Ama Nautrop Bom: Nov^ 9. 1722 Baptizd in Infancy 
Johanna Nautrop Born: June. 17: 1724 Bapt^ in Infancy 
Rhode Nautrop Born: Jan^: 27: 1725/6 Bapt^ in Infancy 

Died march 5. 1740 
Mary Nautropp Bom: 24 of Sep^: 1727 Baptiz '^ — Sep'" or oct^ 

1727. 
Elizebeth Nautrop Born Aug^* 20: 1729. Baptiz^ in Infancy. 
Abigail Nautrop Born: July [.sic] 13. 1731 Baptiz^ Jun: 19^731 
Lois Nautropp Born: feb. 28 1732/3 Bapt^ Mar. 1732/3 
Wilham Nautrop Born: Dec^: 9. 1734 Bapt^ Dec^ 15 1734 
Nehemiah Nautropp Born. Dec: 10. 1736 Bapt. Dec. 10. 1736 
Caleb Nautropp Born Sep^: 19. 1738 Bapt: Sep" 24. 1738 
Abel Nautrop Born. April 14. 1740 Bapt. April 29. 1740 
Rhode Nautrop Born April 26. 1743. Bapt May: 1 1743 

[20] 

35 Samuel Lyon Jun^ Bom Baptizd March 18. 1704/5 

Mary wife to Sam" Lyon Bom Entred into Cov* & Bapt*^ 

oct^ 19. 1718 
Their Children 

Sarah Lyon Born Bapt. Noy: 22 1720 

Rebeccah Lyon Bom Bapt. Aug^* 26. 1722 

Peter Lyon Bom Bapt. Dec: 10 1727 

Cornelius Hull Born Baptizd 

Sarah Wife to Cor^ Hull Bom Baptiz*^ 
Their Children 

George Hull Bom Baptiz<l 

Sarah Hull born Bapt: Aug^t 26. 1694 

Rebeccah Hull Bom Bapt. Aug^t 26. 1694 

Nath" Hull Born Bapt. April 7. 1695 

Ebenezer Hull Bom Bapt Jan: 20. 1697 

Ehzebeth Hull Bora Bapt: oct. 15. 1699 

Martha Hull Bapt July 13 1701 

John Hull Baptized 

Eloner Hull Bapt Sept: 15 1706 

Cornelius Hull Bapt May 14. 1710 

Obediah Gilburd, Coy* and Bapt: May. 19. 1695 

Abigail Wife to Obediah Gilburd Bapt. 1695 
Their Children 

Benj«i Gilburd Bapt. may 19. 1695 

John Gilburd Bapt. may"'23 1697 

Ehzebeth Gilburd Bapt Sep. 8. 1700 

Mary Gilburd Bapt. April 29. 1705 



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Joseph Gilburd Bapt. Jun 9 1706 

Abigail Gilburd Bapt May 15. 1709 

Sarah Gilburd Baptiz^ 

Margeret Gilburd Baptiz^ April 21. 1717 

[21] 

• 

Fransis Bradley 

Sarah Wife to Fransis Bradley Bapt<i in Infancy 
Their Children 

Fransis Bradly Born may 29. 1699. Baptized Dec. 3. 1699 
Sam" Bradley Born Sep^ 29: 1701 Bapt. oct. 26 1701 
Ephraim Bradly Born Bapt. Sep"" 19. 1703 

John Bradley Born Nov: 1705: Bapt. Dec. 30. 1705 
Eleoner Bradley Born Bapt. feb. 22. 1707/8 

Peter Bradley Born Bapt. Dec. 17. 1710 

Gershom Bradley Bapt: Dec 7. 1712 

36 John Bartram Born Bapt: Dec: 30. 1694 

Sarah Widow to Fransis Bradly, married John Bartram, and Bear him 
Sarah Bartram: Born May 14. 1719 Baptized June 28 1719 

37 Daniel Burr. 

By his first Wife: 

Hanah Burr 
By his second Wife 

Jehu Burr Entred into Gov* and Bapt. 1725 

Mary Burr Born: Entred into Gov* and Bapt. May 30 
1708 

By his Third Wife Elizebeth who was Born Baptiz'd, in Infancy. 

Ehzebeth Burr Born Bapt. Sep. 20. 1696 

Stephen Burr Born Bapt. oc : 3 1697 

Peter Burr Born Bapt. July 23. 1699 

Jane Burr Bapt: in Infancy 

Hester Burr Born Bapt Jan 31 1702 

David Burr Born Bapt. feb 22. 1707/8 

David Burr Born Bapt Jan 1 1709 

Moses Burr Born Bapt. mar 28 1714 

Aaron Burr Born Bapt. mar. 4 1715/16 

[22] 

Daniel Burr Jun^ Born Baptized in Infancy 

His Wife Abigail — 
Their Children 

Joseph Burr Born: Entred into Covenant and Baptized 

feb 20. 1725/6 
Timothy Burr Born Entred Into Cove* and baptiz^ 

Jun 26. 1726 
Abigail Burr. Baptiz^^ 

James Burr Born. Baptized 

Jabez Burr Bom. Entred Into Cov<^ and Baptized Nov. 4. 

1739 

38 John Hide Born May: 1. 1668 Bapt^ in Infancy 

Rachel Wife of John Hide: Born Oct^" 1671 Entred into Gov* and Bapt 
April 2. 1710 
Their Children 

John Hide Born oct: 6 1692: Bapt^ 
Ehzebeth Hide Born Aug^t 9. 1694. Bapt^ 
Dameris Hide Born Sep^ 2. 1696 Bapt^ 
Daniel Hide Born March: 31. 1700. Bapt^ 



42 Greenfield Hill Church Records [Jan. 

« 

Abigail Hide Born May 20. 1702 Bapt^ 
Sarah Hide Born Dec 25. 1703 Bapt. April 23. 1704 
Mary Hide Born Oct^ 8. 1705 Bapt Nov: 11 1705 
Hannah Hide Born Sep^ 28. 1707 Bapt. Mar. 14 1707/8 
Rachel Hide Born feb: 6 1713 Bapt. may 2. 1714 

Benj°^ Sherwood Baptizd 

His Wife 

Their Children 

Mary Sherwood Born Jan'^y 8. 1693. Baptized in Infancy 
Mindwell Sherwood Born Sep'" 8. 1696 Baptizd Infancy 
Benj"! Sherwood Born Mar. 1. 1700/1 Bapt. Mar. 30. 1701 
Joseph Sherwood Born Dec: 1: 1702 Bapt Jan 31 1702 
Noah Sherwood Born May: : 1707 Bapt. June 29. 1707 
Sarah Sherwood Born Aug^*^ 12 Bapt in Infancy 

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39 Benji^ Sherwood Jun^ Born: March: 1 : 1701 Baptized mar: 30. 1701 
Eleoner Wife to Benj°^ Sherwood Born Baptizd feb 22 1707/8 

Their Children 

Sarah Sherwood Born: feby 16: 1725/6 Bapt: feb 20. 1725/6 
Nehemiah Sherwood Born: April 7. 1728: Baptiz'd May 5. 1728 
John Sherwood Born Sepf 27. 1730. Bapt^ Ocf^ 3. 1730 
Benj^^ Sherwood Born Dec^ 22: 1732 /Bapt. feb 1732/3 
Sarah Sherwood Born: May: 13: 1736 Bap^: May 1736 
Nehemiah Sherwood Born July: 27: 1738 Bap: July 1738 
Eleoner Sherwood Born Aug* 6. 1740. Bapt. Aug^t 11. 1740 
Seth Sherwood Born: DeC" 6: 1742 Bapt: Dec. 12. 1742 
Mabel Sherwood Born Jan'-y 6 1745/6 Baptid Jan^-y 12 1745/6 
Nehemiah Sherwood Born Oct^ 5. 1747. Bapt^ Oct^. 11. 1747. 

40 Daniel Sherwood Born: April 5. 1708 Baptized June 27. 1708. 
Martha Wife to Dan" Sherwood Born : June 15 : 1701 Baptized July 13. 

1701 
Their Children 

Sam" Sherwood Born: Jan'-y: 18: 1727/8 Bapt. Jan 21. 1727/8 
Anne Sherwood Born: feb'V: 16: 1729/30 Bapt. feb. 22 1729/30 
Naomi Sherwood Born DeC": 31: 1731: Bapt. feb 13. 1731/2 
Alburd Sherwood Born: Nov^: 18: 1733: Bapt. Nov 25. 1733 
Daniel Sherwood Born: Nov 20: 1735 Bapt^ Dec: 14. 1735 
Sarah Sherwood Born Jan^y: 26: 1737/8 Bapt^ feby . 2 1737/8 
Martha Sherwood Born: Mar: 9 1739/40 Bapt mar. 9. 1739/40 
Sam" Sherwood Born: may 23: 1742. Bapt: may 23. 1742 
Easter Sherwood Born: Mar. 2: 1744/5, Bap^Mar. 17: 1744/5 

Noah Sherwood Born May: 1707 Bapt June 29. 1707 

Phebe wife to Noah Sherwood Bapt^ in Infancy 
Children 

Mindwell Sherwood Born Jan^y: 31 : 1727/8 Bapt feb 13 1727/8 
Mary Sherwood Born: March 13: 1730 baptizd in Infancy. 
Daniel Sherwood Born: June 25: 1732 Bapt June 30: 1732 
Noah Sherwood Born. Oct. 7. 1734 Bapt^ in Infancy 

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Sam" Whitlock Baptizd 

Sarah Whitlock Wife to Sam" Whitlock Baptized: 
Their Children 

John Whitlock Born Baptizd Dec. 15. 1717 

Hannah Whitlock Born Baptized Dec. 15. 1717 

Sarah Whitlock Born Baptized June 5. 1720 



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Sam'» Whitlock Born Baptizd July 29 1722 

David Whitlock Born Baptizd June 21 1724 

Josiah Whitlock Born Baptizd May 22 1726 

Mary Whitlock Born Baptizd feb. 4. 1727/8 
Nehemiah Whitlock Bapt. may. 10 1730 

Ebenezer Whitlock Bapt. Jany 27. 1734/5 

41 Joseph Banks Born Dec. 29. 1691: Entred into Coven* and baptizd 

April 13 1712 
Mary Wife to Joseph Banks Born Jan^ 8: 1693 

Joseph Banks born 12 of April: Bapt: April 19 1713 
Sarah Banks Born, feb. 1: 1715/16: Bapt. mar: 4. 1715/6 
David Banks Born 22 of April: Bapt^ may. 25. 1718 
Mindwell Banks Born oct: 6: 1720. Bapt^ oct. 9. 1720 
Nehemiah Banks Born feb: 28. 1722: Bapt^ may 27. 1722 
Ebenezer Banks Born Dec: 9 1729 [sic]. Bapt. Jan^y: 31: 1724/5 
Mary Banks Born July. 19. 1731. Bapt July 25. 1731. 

42 John olmstead Born Baptiz^ 

Mindwell Wife to John olmstead. Born Sep 8 1696 
Their Children 

Mindwell olmstead Born Baptizd Mar. 3: 1727/8 

Sarah olmstead Born Bapt^ May 25. 1729 

John Olmstead Born Bapt^ oct. 10. 1731 

Sarah ohnstead Born Bapt^ Mar. 2. 1734/5 

Mindwell olmstead Born Bap: feb 17. 1738/9 

Eleaser olmstead Born Bapt. Aug^* 9. 1741 

Daniel olmstead Born Baptized Aug^* 19. 1744 

Elijah olmstead Born Bapt^ April 16 1749 

Divid Olmstead Born may 10 1755: Bapd July 13 1755 
Sept'" 24 1758 Jesse was baptized about 7 Weeks old N^ 34. 

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43 Dan" Morehous Born Bapt 

Abigail Wife to Dan" Morehous Born Baptizd 
Their Children 

Thaddeus Morehouse Born Bapt. Dec: 1728 

Jerusha Morehouse Born Bapt. May 2 1731 

Sam" Morehouse Born Bapt. Mar: 1732/3 

Mercy Morehouse Born Bapt: Nov 5: 1738 

Morehous Bapt^ in Infancy 

44 Benjin Williams Born Entred into Cov* and Baptizd 1733 
Rebecca Wife to Benj°i Willms Born Baptizd 

Their Children ^ 

Naomi Williams Born Baptiz^ in Infancy 

Jabez WiUiams Born Bapt^ feb. 8. 1729/30 

Hezekiah Willims Born Baptized March 22. 1740/1 

James Davis Born Entred into Cov* and baptizd: 1733 [1733 

crossed out.] 
Hannah Wife to James Davis Born Baptiz^ Dec 5. 1702. 

Their Children 

John Davis Born Bapt^ July 6. 1730 

Mary Davis Born Bapt. Dec. . 1732 

Ebenezer Davis Born Bapt. Jun. 13. 1736 

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45 Benjm Banks Jun^ Bom Baptiz^ feb. 7. 1713/4 
Mary Wife to Benj ^ Banks Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 



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Mercy Banks Born Bapt^ Sep'" 21. 1730 

Mary Banks Born Bapt. April 18. 1736 

Hezekiah Banks Born Bapt. July 2. 1738 

Rhode Banks Born Bapt. oc. 11. 1741 

Children of Benj^^ Banks by his Second Wife Elenor 

Molle Banks Born 1745 Baptized April 7: 1745 

Benj"^ Banks Born Dec: 1746. Bapt^ Dec: 21 1746 
Hezekiah Banks Born 1748/9. Baptized in Infancy 

Mabel Banks Born Oct^ 1751. Bapd Oc* 13. 1751 
Feb^'y 1. 1761 Jonathan was baptized in Infancy 
Feb'^ 6. 1763 Ellen was baptized in Infancy 
19 June 1768 Anne was baptized born the 11^^ Inst. 

46 John Ogden Born baptized 11 December 1763 
Mary Wife to John Ogden Baptiz^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Sarah ogden Born: Sepf" 5. 1730. Bapt: ocf 19. 1730 
Samuel Ogden Born Oct^ 24: 1732. Bapt feb. 18 1732/3 
John ogden Born April. 24: 1735. Bapt. May 4. 1734/5 [sic] 
Ebenezer Ogden Born April 23: 1737. Bapt: May 1737 
Sarah Ogden Born May: 24: 1739 Bapt. May 27 1739 
Hezekiah ogden Born March 5. 1744: Bapt^ June 10. 1744 

The Children of Joseph Gilbert & Lois his Wife 

19 Octob^ The Child^ of Gabriel Leverick & Hannah his wife. 
Aug* 14*^ Deborah was baptized, born Nov*^ 1^* 1779 

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47 John Winton Born 

Susan wife to John Winton Baptiz^ in Infancy 

Daniel Sherwood y^ 2^ & Anne his Wife 
their Children 

12 Octob*" 1760 EUzabeth was baptized in Infancy 

30 May 1762 Stratten was baptized in Infancy 

17 June 1764 Daniel was baptized in infancy 

13*^ April 1766 Shubael was baptized born last February 

10 July 1768 Anne was baptized in infancy 

Sepr 20. 1772 — Stephen w baptized — born April 20*^ 1772. • 

May 9*^ 1779. Stephen was baptized in infancy 

Ruth Winton Born Bapt Dec: 1730 

48 Edmond Ogdon Born June 28. 1707 

Mary Wife to Edmon Ogdon Born Mar^^i 3, 1705 Baptiz^^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Joseph ogdon Born Dec^ 25. 1730 Bapt. Jan: 1730/1 
Obediah ogdon Born: Nov. 4. 1732. Bapt. Dec. 1732 
Eunice ogdon Born. Aug^t 28. 1734 Baptiz^ Sep. 28. 1734 
Jesse ogdon Born July. 2: 1738: Bapt^ feb. 19. 1738/9 
Bethuel Ogdon Born April 21 : 1744. Bapt. Apil 22. 1744 
Moses ogdon Born July 23. 1740 Baptizd in Infancy 
Anne ogdon. Born Nov: 10 1736 

The Children of Alexander Wickes & Abigail his wife 
Aug* 23. 1778. Moses w^ baptized in infancy 
July 23. 1780 Aaron w^ baptized in infancy 

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49 Benj™ Smith Baptiz^^ in Infancy 
Sarah wife to Benj°i Smith Born Baptizd 

Their Children 



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Hannah Smith Born Baptized April 4. 1731 

Sarah Smith Born Bapt^ Dec: 1732 

Joseph Smith Born Bapt^ Mar. 2. 1734/5 

Rachel Smith Born Bapt: April 16: 1738 

Bettee Smith Born Bapt May 23. 1742 

Benjm Smith Born April 20: 1747: Bapt^ April 26. 1747 

50 John Wakeman Born: Aug^* 1706 Bapt^ 

Catherine Wife to John Wakeman Born July- Bapt^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

John Wakman Born Jan^y 16. 1730/1 Bapt^ in Infancy 
Gershom Wakeman Born Nov .8: 1731 Baptizd Jan^-y 14. 1731/2 
Ebenezer Wakman Born: Jan^y 20: Bapt^ in Infancy 
Ebenezer Wakeman Born: July 20. 1737 Bapt. July 31. 1737 
Eleonor Wakeman Born Ap: 9 1739 Bapt: Ap: 15. 1739 
Abigail Wakman Born Sep^ 22. 1741. Bapt: Sept. 24. 1741 
Seth Wakeman Born Jan^y 22: 1743/4 Bapt^ Jany 22 1743/4 
Thaddeus Wakeman Born Sep^ 19. 1745 Baptized Sepf^ 22 1745 ' 
Jane Wakeman Born Jan'^y 1747/5 [sic] Baptiz^ in Infancy 
Catherine Wakeman Born Jan^ 29. 1750/1 Baptized february 3 
1750/1 

The children of Dani Squire 

1775. March Daniel w^ baptized in private being sick — 

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51 Nathan Hubbel Born Dec: 1. 1699 Baptizd in Infancy 

Wife to Nathan Hubbel Born Jan'-y: 7. 1702. Baptizd in infancy 
Their Children 

Ehzebeth Hubbel Born NoV" 11: 1724: Bapt^ in Infancy 
Thaddeus Hubbel Born Mar: 12 1726. Bapt^ in Infancy 
Nathan Hubbel Born April 26 1727: Bapt^ in Infancy 
Gershom Hubbel Born July 17: 1729: Baptiz^ in Infancy 
Martha Hubbel Born: June 18: 1731. Baptiz^ July 1731 
Sarah Hubbel Born: Dec: 10: 1732 Baptizd feb. 17. 1732/3 
Abijah Hubbel Born: May: 13: 1736 Bapt^ may. 1736 
Sarah Hubbel Born April 28: 1738 Bapt. April 30 1738 
Mary Hubbel Born April: 14: 1740 Bapt^ April 29. 1740 
Peter Hubbel Born April 10: 1742 Bapt^ April 18 1742 
John Hubbel Born July 31 : 1734 [sic] : Bapt^ in Infancy 
Abraham Hubbel Born Jan^y 26. 1745/6 Baptized Jan'T 27. 
1745/6 

52 Lt Benjm Gilburd Born Bapt^ may 19 1695 

EUzebeth Wife to Benj^^ Gilburd, Born Baptiz^ feb 24. 1694/5 

Their Children 

Moses Gilburd Born Baptiz^ Aug^* 4. 1717. 
Abigail Gilburd Born Baptiz^ June 10. 1719 

Sarah Gilburd Born Bapt^ July 2 1721 

Benjni Gilburd Born Bapt^ April. 14. 1723 
Elizebeth Gilburd Bom Bapt^ Sep^ 12 1731 

53 Joseph Hill Born Bapt^ in Infancy 
Abigail Wife to Joseph Hill Born Baptiz^ 

Their Children 

Abigail Hill Born Bapt^ May. 14. 1732 

Sarah Hill Born Bapt^ Sep 30. 1733 

David Hill Born Bapt^ May 22. 1737 

Jabez Hill Born Bapt^ July. 1. 1744 

Moses HiU Born Baptized. 18 1748/9 



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54 Comeleus Hill [sic, ? Hull] Born Baptiz d 
Abigail Wife of Cor» Hull Borri Baptizd in Infancy 

Their Children 

Jedidiah HuU Born. July: 24: 1732 Bapt^ July 30. 1732 
Eunice Hull Born. Mar: 6: 1734/5 Bapt^ Mar. 24. 1734/5 
Grace Hull Born. July. 16: 1736 Bapt^ July: 1736 
Eliphalet Hull Born Ap: 18. 1738 Bapt: April 23. 1738 
Abigail HuU Born Bapt^ May 2 1742 

Sarah HuU Born April 1745. Baptiz,d April 21 : 1745 
Ruhamah Bapt^ Jan^y 25. 1752 Born Dec^ 1751 

55 John Jenning Born Baptiz^ 

Sarah Wife to John Jennings Born feb^y 16: 1711: Baptiz^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Thaddeus Jennings Born Aug^* 31. 1732 Bapt^ Sep^ 3. 1732 
Aaron Jennings Born Sep^ 18 [sic] : 1734 Bapt. Sep. 7 1734 
Susan Jennings Born Mar. 28. 1741. Bapt. ApU 26. 1741 
Mary Jennings Born Dec 5: 1743. Bapt. Dec: 11. 1743 
David Jennings Born June 27: 1746: Bapt^ June 29: 1746 
Josiah Jennings Born Sep'' 15 1748. Bapt^ SepM8 1748 
Sarah Jennings Born April 14 1751. Bapt^ April 14. 1751 
Joel Jennings Born July 13: 1753 Bapt^ March. 17. 1754 

The Children of Eliphalet Wakeman & Catharine his wife 
1777 Jany-19 GiUialma w^ baptized in infancy 

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56 Ephraim Lyon Born Bapf^ in Infancy 

Eunice Wife to Ephraim Lyon Born Baptiz^ in Infancy. 

Their ChUdren 

Seth Lyon Born Bapt^ Jan 14. 1731/2 

Seth Lyon Born Bapt^ 1736/7 

Lois Lyon Born Bapt. feb. 9. 1734/5 
Ephraim Lyon Born Bapt. Jun 15 1740 

Sam" Lyon Born Baptiz^ May 15 1748 

57 Thomas Banks Born Bapt^^ in Infancy 

Hester Wife to Tho» Banks Born: Bapt<^ in Infancy 

Sarah Second Wife to thomas Banks Born Baptiz"^ in Infancy 

Their ChUdren 

Hester Banks Born AprU 15 1735 Bapt: : 1735 

Ruth Banks Born Apri 13: 1736 Bapt^ 1736 

Seth Banks Born July: 27 [sic]. 1738 Bapt^ July 13 1738 
Thaddeus Banks Born June [sic] 17. 1740 Bapt^ May: 1740 
Sarah Banks Born Mar: 1745/6. Bapt. mar^ti 9. 1745/6 

58 James Lyon Born: Mar. 21. 1704 Baptizd in Infancy 

Abigail Lyon Wife to James Lyon Born Entred Into Gov* & 

Baptd AprU 24. 1726 
Then* Children 

Joseph Lyon Born: oct^ 1: 1733. Baptiz^ oct 28. 1733 
Hezekiah Lyon Born feby: 6: 1735/6. Bapt^ feb 1735/6 
EUphalet Lyon Born May 24: 1738 Bapt^ May 28 1738 
Seth Lyon Born DeC" 22: 1740 Baptiz^ DeC" 1740 
Abigail Lyon Born Aug«* 21 1743 Bapt^ Aug^^- 24 1743 
Sarah Lyon Born Jan'v 1 : 1745/6 Baptized Jan'-y 5. 1745/6 
Sarah Lyon Born June. 30 1748. Bapt<i July 2 1748 

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59 David Down Born Baptiz^^ 

Elizebeth Wife to David Downs Born Baptiz^ Jun 26, 1726 



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Their Children 

Seth Downs Bom Bapt^ Dec 15 1734 

Ehzebeth Down Born Bapt. Aug«t 1737 

Mary Down Born July: 9. 1746 Baptized July 13. 1746 
David Down Born Aug^t 22. 1750. Bapt^ Aug«t 26. 1750 

60 James Burr Born Baptizd 
Married to Widow Hannah osburn 

Their Children 

Isabel Burr Bom Bapt Jan. 12. 1734/5 

Isaac Burr Born Bapt. May 21, 1738 

Children by his Second Wife Mary 

Mary Burr Born July 1747. Baptd Aug^* 16. 1747 

Daniel Burr Born January 1748/9. Baptized Jan^y: 21: 1748/9 

James Burr Born may 25 1751 : Baptiz^ June 2 1751 

Abigail Burr Born 1755 Bapt^ Sep' 8. 1755 

2 Sept' 1759 Benajah was baptized about 2 Months old 65 

The Children of Joseph Banks & Ellen his wife 
Jany 21. 1781. David was baptized in infancy 

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61 Joseph Wheeler Born Baptizd 

Deborah Wife to Joseph Wheeler Born Jany 1^^ Baptizd 

Joseph Wheeler Born. Nov. 16: 1705 Bapt^ Jany 5. 1706 
Thomas Wheeler Born July: 16: 1708 Bapt^ Aug«t 15 1708 
Hester Wheeler Born Aug«* 31 : 1710 Bapt: oct. 29 1710 
Catherine Wheeler Born Nov. 16. 1712 Bapt. feb. 8. 1712/13 
Ephraim Wheeler Born Mar^h: 25. 1716 Bapt. April 15. 1716 
Seth Wheeler Born march 26. 1721 Bapt. may. 28. 1721 

62 Joseph Wheeler Jun' Born: Nov. 16: 1705 Bapt^ Jan'y 5. 1706 
Abigail Wife to Joseph Wheeler Bapt^ 

Their Children 

Deborah Wheeler Born June 14 1731 Baptiz<i June 15. 1735 
Sarah Wheeler Born: Dec: 5. 1735 Bapt^ Dec 25 1735 
Joseph Wheeler Born: May 1738 Bapt^ May 21 1738 
Lois Wheeler Born Dec: 1740 Bapt. 1740 

Hezekiah Wheeler Born July 15. 1744. Baptiz^ In Infancy: 
Ica-bod Wheeler Born Bapt^ May 11: 1746 

The Children of Ephraim Osburn & Mary his wife 
Jany 21. 1781 Elizabeth was baptized in infancy 

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63 William Malory Jun' Born Baptiz<^ 

Eunice Wife to WiU^ Malory Baptiz^ Jun 12 1726 
Their Children 

Eunice Malory Born. Bapt. Oct. 13 1736 

David Malory Born Bapt. Mar. 19. 1737/8 

Deborah Malory Born Bapt^ May. 15. 1743 

Rhode Malory Bom Bapt^ Sep' 1 : 1745 

64 James Grey Born: Sep' 1710: Baptiz^ June 12. 1726 

Sarah Wife to James Grey Born Dec: 20 1711 Baptizd in Infancy 
Their Children 

James Grey Born: feb: 18. 1735/6. Bapt. feb: 1735/6 
Icabod Grey Born Mar^^ 30: 1739. Bapt. April 1. 1739 
Sarah Grey Born April 19: 1742: Baptizd in Infancy. 
Jane Grey Born April 20. 1744 Baptiz<| may 6. 1744 

65 Benjm Davis 

Abigail Wife to Benj^^ Davis Bapt^^ 



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Their Children 

Samuel Davis Born. Bapt. May 8 1736 

Benj^i Davis Bora Baptiz^ Aug^t 22. 1742 

Tho« Davis Born Bapt^ Aiig^* 22. 1742 

Thadeus Davis Bora Bapt^ Aug^t 22 1742 

Sarah Davis Born: Bapt^ Jan^y 13 1744/5 

Elijah Davis Born Bapt^ in Infancy 1748/9 

Oct^ 25. 1759 Abigail was baptized in Childhood 70 

Anne was baptized also 71 

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66 Thomas WTieeler Bom Bapt^ in Infancy 

Wife to Thomas Wheeler Baptiz<i 
Their Children 

Hester Wheeler Born Bapt^: May. 14. 1737 

Prudence Wheeler Born Bapt^^ May. 14. 1737 

Stephen Wheeler Born Bapt. oct 21. 1739 

Hannah Wheeler Born Bapt April 18. 1742 

66 Joseph Banks Jun"" Born April 12: 1713 

Johanna Wife to Joseph Banks Born: feb 28 1715 Baptiz^^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Gershom Banks Born: Dec: 18. 1737 Bapt^ Dec: 1737 
Johanna Banks Born Dec: 11: 1739 Bapt: Dec. 23. 1739 
Jesse Banks Born Ocf 14: 1742 Bapt. Oct. 17. 1742 
Sarah Banks Born Dec: 26. 1743 Bapt^ Jan^y 8. 1743/4 

67 Thomas Harvey Born Baptizd 

The Wife of Tho' Hervey EHzebeth Born: Aug^t 1702 Bapt. in infancv 
Died march 2: 1737/8 

Elizebeth Harvey Born feb: 1737/8: Died ten Days old 

The Children of Elizebeth Wife of Tho^ Harvey by her first Husband 
Woster. 
Naomi Woster Born Dec: 31: 1724: Bapt^ in Infancy. 
Edward Worster Born April 1732: Bapt^ 

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68 David Thorp Born Baptiz d 

Mary Thorp Wife to David Thorp Baptizd 
Their Children 

Stephen Thorp Born Bapt^ Mar: 5. 1737/8 

Children By Naomi, his second V/ife 

Thorp Born Baptized in Infancy 

69 Gershom Whitehead Born Baptiz d 

Wife to Gershom Whitehead Bapt*^ 
Their Children 

Sarah Whitehead Born Dec 6. 1736. Baptizd in Infancy 
Joseph Whitehead Born July: 15: 1738 Bapt. July 23 1738 
Sarah Whitehead Born Jan^y 16. 1739/40 Bapt: Jan'-y 18. 1740 
Jehiel Whitehead Born July 28 1742: Bapt. In Infancy 
Charity Whitehead Born Aug^^^ 11: 1744. Bapt. In Infancy 
Elizebeth Whitehead Born April 1747 Bapt^ Api 4. 1747 

70 Gershom Buckley Jun*" Born: Baptizd 

Sarah Wife to Gershom Bucklev Born feb: 1. 1715/6 Baptizd Mar: 4. 
1715/6 
Their Children 

AmeUa Buckley Bora Bapt. oc 20 1738 

Joseph Buckley Born Bapt Nov. 1741 

Gershom Buckley Born Sep"" 1750 Bapt^ Sep^ 30 1750 



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71 Sam" Smith Bom Baptiz d 

Mary wife to Sam^'- Smith Born. Sep^ 4. 1717 Baptiz d. 
Theii' Children 

Ephraim Smith Bom Dec: 18. 1738 Bapt Dec. 24. 1738 
Reuben Smith Bom: April 21: 1740 Bapt April 27: 1740 
Ellen Smith Born May: 17. 1744 Bapt^ May 20. 1744 
Peter Smith Born Aprix 1 : 1746. Baptiz^ in Infancy 
Reuben Smith Bom July 24 1749: Baptizd Aug«t 6 1749 

72 Nathan Thorp Born Baptizd 

Dorothy Wife to Nathan Thorp Bom Baptized 

Their Children 

Eunice Thorp Bom Bapt^ Mar. 3: 1738/9 

Hannah Thorp Bom Bapt^ Aug»<^ 3. 1740 

Thorp Born Bapt. 17 

Sarah Thorp Born June 1748: Bapt^ July 2. 1748 
Griswold born April 18. 1757 

73 Jacob Grey Jun^ Bom Bapt. June 12. 1726 
Naomi Wife to Jacob Grey Born Baptiz*^ 

Their Children 

Seth Grey Born Bapt^ Jan^ 8 1738/9 

Grey Born Bapt^ Jun 14. 1741 

Jacob Grey Bom Bapt^ June 10. 1744 

Reul Grey Bom Aug«t 4. 1747: Bapt^ Aug«t 16. 1747 
By his Second Wife y^ Wid. of Beebee Mills. 

2 May 1762 Daniel was baptized about 3 Months old. 

4 March 1764 Naomi was baptized about 2 months old. 

2^ Oct^ 1768 Jacob was baptized in infancy 

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74 Ephraim Wheeler Bom Baptiz d 
Martha his Wife Born Baptiz d 

Their Children 

Enos Wheeler Bom Bapt Nov. 4. 1739 

Calvin Wheeler Bom Bapt. in Infancy 

Daniel Wheeler Bom Bap*^ Aug^* 4. 1745 

Ephraim Wheeler Born Mar^h 1750 Bapd Apr" 1: 1750 

12 Nov'' 1758 Hannah was baptized in Infancy 38 

12 June 1763 Grace was baptized in Infancy 

75 Gershom Banks Born. May: 1: 1712 Baptizd feb. 7. 1713/4 

Mary Wife to Gershom Banks Born Sep 13 : 1719 Baptiz d may 20. 1720. 

Their Children 

Daniel Banks Born: Dec: 5. 1739. Bapt^ Dec. 6. 1739 

Hannah second wife to Gershom Banks Born oct^ 14. 1726. Bapt<* 
oct^ 14. 1726 
Their Children 

Mariannah Banks Bom Dec" 28: 1745 Baptiz d Dec 29: 1745. 

Thomas Banks born oct^ 15. 1747. bapt^ ocf 18. 1747 

Jane Banks Bom Oct. 1749. Bapt^ Ocf 15 1749 

Joseph Banks born November 2^ 1754 

Jane Banks born August 8. baptiz'd Augt 1^^^ 1757 

June 8. 1760 Noah was baptized in Infancy 

Aug* 15. 1762 Elijah was baptiz'd bom y^ 7*^^ 

11 March 1764 Hiatt was baptized, born the week before 

1^* June 1766 Isaac was baptized, born the 26*^^ ult° 

[To be continued] 



50 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 



THE CLINTON FAMILY OF CONNECTICUT 

Compiled by Mrs. E. J. Clinton of Clinton ville, Conn., and communicated by 
Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn.* 

1. Lawrence^ Clinton was of Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1665. 
Two years later he called hunself about 24 years old, and this 
would place his birth about 1643. His antecedents are unknown. 
The English family, founded in the twelfth century by Osbert de 
CHnton, held at this time the earldom of Lincoln. A branch went 
to Ireland in the reign of Henry II and settled in County Louth (see 
County Louth Archaeological Journal, vol. 2, p. 398); and from this 
Irish branch probably descended the Charles Clinton family of New 
York, members of which were Gen. James Clinton, the Revolutionary 
soldier, George Clinton, Vice-President of the United States, and 
DeWitt Clinton, the famous Governor of New^ York. It is possible 
that Lawrence Clinton descended likewise from the Irish branch; 
the name Lawrence was of common occurrence among the Louth 
Clintons, most of whom were dispossessed in the Cromwellian wars. 
Records of a court trial in 1667, referred to later, make it seem more 
likely that Lawrence of Ipswich was of English birth. James Ford 
deposed that he heard Goodman Cross, Sr., say ''that his man 
Clenton had good friends in England, he said that Capt. Breeden told 
him so." Also Lawrence's sister-in-law, Ruth White, testified that 
he "had rich friends in England." 

He married first, in Dec. 1665, Rachel Halfield, daughter of 
Richard and Martha, a lady thirteen years his senior. Previous to 
his marriage he had been apprenticed to Robert Cross, Sr., but 
l)Ought his freedom for three years and a half by pa3dng his master 
twenty pounds. This money he procured from Rachel, who claimed 
that her mother gave it to her. Thomas White, the husband of 
Rachel's sister Ruth and guardian of her mother Martha Halfield, 
doubted Rachel's honesty, and sued Robert Cross for receiving the 
money. The case occupied the attention of the court on 20 Nov. 
1666 and again on 27 Nov. 1667. The deposition of Rachel Clinton 
herself is of interest: 

"This deponent saith that Robert Cross senior did much solisitt me to 
be married to Lorrence Clenton & also did labor hard with the worshipfuJI 
Mr. Simonds to marry us together. He told me that he was a man that 
deserved a maid worth a bushell of gold & also Robert Cross Senr. said that 
he would give me a better portion than ever my Father did & also he sent 
his son to persuade me to be married to Lorrance Clenton, further this 
deponent saith Lorence Clenton said that he had a unkell worth thousands 
<fe he would make him his heir & that he had fifty pound in gold to come in 
Capt. Pearse, and that he had a mother at Boston and also he told me a 
thousand lyes more to delude me so as to be married to him and to cause me 

* The material for this article was collected mainly through the efforts of Mrs. E. J. 
Clinton of Clintonville, Conn., and was prepared for publication, with some additions, 
by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven. Conn. Acknowledgment is made 
to all who furnished material, but especially to Orson P. Clinton of Waukesha, Wis., 
and to John C. Pearson of Cleveland, Ohio. All places mentioned in this article are 
situated within the present limits of the State of Connecticut, unless another State or 
region is indicated in the text or may be easily inferred from the context. 



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to put money into his hands. Farther this deponent saith that Robert Cross 
senr. threatened this deponent that in case the money now in controversy 
were taken from liim again, then he would sell her and her husband Clenton 
too for servants." Sworn in court at Salem, 27, 9 mo., 1667. 

In 1676 Lawrence Clinton served in King Philip's War. It is not 
likely that he lived with his first wife long after their marriage, and 
on 12 Oct. 1681 she petitioned for a divorce, which was granted 
(Mass. Archives, vol. 9, p. 104). Rachel was tried for witchcraft in 
1692, and was confined in the Ipswich jail, but escaped. She lived 
the remainder of her life alone, in a hut on Hog Island, Ipswich, on 
a piece of land given to her from her mother's estate. On 7 Jan. 
1695 administration on the estate of Rachel Klenton was granted to 
her sister, Ruth White of Wenham, Mass., who was the principal 
creditor. 

LawTence Clinton married secondly, at Providence, R. I., 9 Feb. 
1680/1, Mary Wooden, daughter of John and Mary of Beverly, 
Mass., by whom he had previously had at least one child. She was 
born at Haverhill, Mass., 6 Mar. 1653, and died probably at Newport, 
R. I., in Jan. 1690/1. The following appears in the records of the 
Rhode Island Friends: 

" Clenton y® wife of Laurance Clenton: she Departed this Life, 

(aged abought 35 yeares:) in newporte one Rhoad Island y^ — : day 11 mo 
1690, she was nephew to John Johnson." 

The age given does not exactly coincide with the date of Mary 
Wooden's birth, but the discrepancy is not great. Her death is given 
in the Quaker records probably on account of her connection with 
John Johnson, who is mentioned several times between 1679 and 1689 
in the book recording the meetings of Friends. 

Lawrence Clinton appears on record for the last time in a suit 
brought by Peleg Chamberlain to eject him from half a house and 
half a lot in Newport, R. L, 28 Mar. 1704 (Newport Court of Trials, 
vol. A., p. 153). Judgment was found for the plaintiff, but Lawrence 
carried the case to the Assembly: 

"Upon an appeal of Lawrence Clinton, tenant to John Easton Jun^ to 
this Assembly, against a verdict of jury and judgment of Court passed 
against him on a rehearing at the last Court of Triall in September, on action 
commenced by Peleg Chamberlain, guardian to the children of Samuel King 
deceased, the judgment passed in the Assembly, that said verdict of jury fbe] 
conformed, and that this Assembly cannot give the said CHnton any further 
relief in said case," 25 Oct. 1704 (R. I. Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 512). 

Samuel King's wife was Jane Chamberlin, born Dec. 1667,^ died 
1 May 1702, sister of Peleg; but the basis of Lawrence's claim to 
King or Chamberlin land has not been ascertained. 

He probably married thirdly Margaret (Painter) Morris, born 
about 1667, daughter of Shubael and Mercy (Lamberton) and widow 

of Morris (Register, vol. 68, p. 275). She married thirdly 

Jeremiah Mott, with whom she removed, prior to 1742, to Walling- 
ford, Conn. The evidence for this third marriage of Lawrence 
Clinton and for the children of it is circumstantial. In 1702 a Law- 
rence Clinton appeared in West Haven, Conn., and settled later at 
North Haven. The identity of names makes it almost certain that 

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52 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 

he was a son of Lawrence of Newport, R. I., and his age leads us to 
suppose that he was a child of the second wife. A Mary Clinton, 
who married at New Haven in 1708, was probably own sister of this 
second Lawrence. Between 1718 and 1728 four other Clintons — • 
Shubael, Thomas, Joseph, and George — settled at West Haven. 
When George had a case in court, the other three went bond for him, 
and therefore it is supposed that they were brothers. The belief 
that they were sons of Lawrence of Newport rests on the following 
considerations: (1) Thomas was baptized at Newport prior to 1709. 
(2) Joseph, according to court records, had disappeared from New- 
port in 1728, and he first appeared at West Haven in 1726. Thus it 
is proved that the West Haven brothers came from Newport. (3) 
Lawrence of Newport was Hving as late as 1704, and w^as the only 
adult CHnton then at Newport, or, so far as is known, in New Eng- 
land. (4) Thomas nanied a son Lawrence. (5) Both the Newport 
and the West Haven Clintons were attached to the Church of Eng- 
land. But the West Haven Clintons must have been born after the 
death of Lawrence's second wife (1691), when he was over fifty years 
old. The existence of a third wife must therefore be postulated, and 
for the following reasons it is believed that she was Margaret Painter : 
(1) It is thought that she was a daughter of Shubael Painter, because 
of the names that she gave to her sons. Shubael would be named for 
her father, Thomas for her brother, and George for her grandfather, 
George Lamberton. Furthermore, a Mercy Clinton was baptized at 
Newport in 1711, who would be named for Margaret's mother, Mercy 
Lamberton. (2) In 1743 Jeremiah and Margaret Mott of Walling- 
ford, Conn., conveyed to George Clinton one fourth of one sixth of 
the Lamberton farm. A study of the deeds proves that Margaret 
Mott could not have possessed this portion except as child of Shubael 
and Mercy (Lamberton) Painter. According to the theory advanced, 
this Margaret was either aunt or mother of George Clinton and his 
brothers. Now, besides Margaret, Shubael Painter is known to 
have had two other children, Thomas and Mercy. According to the 
law of inheritance, Thomas would receive one half and each of the 
daughters one fourth of the Lamberton estate in possession of their 
parents.* Therefore all the surviving children of Shubael and Mercy 
Painter are accounted for. Mercy Painter has been traced, and 
consequently Margaret is the only daughter of Shubael Painter who 
could have been mother of the Clintons. (3) Margaret's last hus- 
band, Jeremiah Mott, was on 22 June 1699 admitted an inhabitant 
of Westerly, R. I. (town records, vol. 1, p. 23), the very town where 
the Painters w^ere early settled. Adam Mott, probably Margaret's 
stepson, settled in Wallingford prior to 1717. (4) Both Thomas and 
Joseph Clinton bought land in Wallingford, and Thomas lived there 
from 1726 to 1728. Their interest in Wallingford is explained if their 
mother, Margaret Mott, was living there. (5) Thomas Painter, 
brother of Margaret, went from Newport to West Haven before 1694; 
and the four Clinton brothers followed him there later, and were 
intimate with his family. He too bought land in Wallingford. (6) 

* For the children of Capt. George Lamberton and for the Lamberton estate see 
Register, vol. 68, pp. 283-285. 



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53 



Richard Morris of Milford, Conn., agreed in 1742 to support Margaret 
wife of Jeremiah Mott. It is a significant fact that Morris came to 
Milford from Newport. 

The cmious correspondence of names in the Painter and Clinton 
families, too striking to be a mere coincidence, may best be shown 
by the following chart : 

George Lamberton = Margaret Lewen 



Mercy Lamberton = Shubael Painter 



Thomas Mercy Margaret = (1) 
Painter Painter Painter 



Morris 



Shubael Mercy Margaret Richard 
Painter Painter Painter Morris 



Mercy Thomas Joseph 
Morris Morris Morris 



George 
Morris 



(2) Lawrence 
CUnton 



= (3) Jeremiah 
Mott 



Shubael Thomas Joseph George 
Chnton CUnton CUnton CUnton 



Mercy 
CUnton 



Shubael Mercy Margaret Lawrence 
CUnton Clinton CUnton CUnton 



1. 



u. 



m 



per- 



Children by second wife: 

A CHiLD,2 b. prior to 25 Sept. 1677 (Salem Court Records); 

haps d. young, or possibly identical with ii or iii. 
Lawkence, b. abt. 1679, according to age given by himself in 

his will. 
Jacob, b. abt. 1681 (?); d. at Ipswich, Mass., 17 Oct. 1720; m. 

Elizabeth Moulton, who d. 23 Nov. 1720, dau. of James. 

Children: 1. Jacob,^ b. 28 Dec. 1705. 2. Jonathan, b. 28 Jan. 

1707; d. 25 Oct. 1794; m. 8 Dec. 1732 Sarah Moulton, b. 1705, 

d. 3 Mar. 1798, dau. of WilUam and Jane (Conant); left issue. 

3. Elizabeth, d. 11 Dec. 1729. 4. John, b. abt. 1714; m. at 

Danvers, Mass., 6 July 1752, Prudence Braden; left issue. 5. 

James, b. abt. 1718; m. 19 July 1743 Sarah Tilton, who m. (2) 

(intention 10 Nov. 1770) Capt. Richard Manning; left issue. 
iv. Mary, m. at New Haven, Jan. 1708, Samuel Humiston. 

Children by third wife: 

V. Mercy, bapt. as an adult at Trinity Church, Newport, R. I., 
4 Jan. 1711. 

3. vi. Shubael. 

4. vu. Thomas, bapt. as an infant at Newport, R. I., prior to 1709. 

5. viii. Joseph. 

ix. Martha, bapt. at Newport, R. I., 13 May 1711. 

X. George, d. 27 Mar. 1776 (private record); m. (1) 24 May 1733 
Mary Clark, b. 11 June 1711, d. 28 Feb. 1736/7, dau. of Daniel 
and Hannah (Beecher); m. (2) 8 Nov. 1737 Anne (Brlstol) 
Hodge, b. 12 Feb. 1701, widow of Thomas. George CUnton 



54 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 

first appears in the New Haven records in Nov. 1728, when he 
was charged with being the father of the child of Ehzabeth 
Painter, for whom see Register, vol. 68, p. 276 (3, vii). He 
pleaded not guilty, was found guilty by the court, and ordered 
to ''contribute towards the maintenance of child two shillings 
and six pence p week from the Birth untill it be two years old, 
and thenceforward as this Court shall hereafter order. George 
Clinton of New Haven principall and Shuball Clinton and 
Joseph Clinton of said New Haven, and Thomas Clinton of 
Wallingford, acknowledged themselves bound in a Recogni- 
zance of one hundred pounds." George, Shubael, Thomas, and 
Joseph Clinton were summoned in Jan. 1729 "to shew Cause why 
Judgment should not be Given and Execution awarded against 
them for the sum of 100 lb." Three months later they appeared, 
and George paid down £13, "whereof £10 :6 :0 was delivered 
to Mr. Thomas Panther for the use of his daughter Elis^" 
(County Court Records, vol. 3, pp. 270, 284, 287). In July 
1744 Isaac, illegitimate son of George Clinton of New Haven, 
chose James Miles of Wallingford as his guardian (Probatt; 
Records, vol. 6, p. 559). Children by first wife: 1. Obedience,^ 
b. 25 Mar. 1734 (New Haven records); d. 31 Jan. 1739 (grave- 
stone at West Haven). 2. David, b. abt. 1736; d. 17 Aug. 1742 
(gravestone at West Haven). Child (illegitimate) by Eliza- 
beth Painter: Isaac, b. 1728; d, on sea voyage 26 July 1750 
(WalUngford records). 

2. Lawrence^ Clinton (Lawrence^), born about 1679, died at 
North Haven in 1757. He married first Mary Brockett, 
born 18 May 1674, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Doo- 
little) ; and secondly Elizabeth Sanford, born 7 Nov. 1704, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary (Chubb). He was in New 
Haven as early as 1702, owned land at West Haven, and was 
one of the first settlers of North Haven. Clintonville, a 
section of the latter town, was named after his family. He 
had three persons in his family in 1704 (New Haven Proprie- 
tors' Records, vol. 4, pp. 112, 125, 159). He was a communi- 
cant of Christ Church (Anglican), Stratford, on 25 Dec. 
1724; but his family belonged to the Congregational Church 
at North Haven. In his will, dated 21 Sept. 1742 and proved 
in 1757, he called himself about 63 years old, mentioned his 
children by name, and appointed his friend Capt. John San- 
ford and his brother Gershom Barns executors (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 127). 
Children by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth,' b. abt. 1703; d. 22 May 1760; m. 20 Jan. 1725/6 
James Bishop, b. 17 Feb. 1698/9, d. 15 July 1780. James 
Bishop, Jr., and wife Ehzabeth conveyed, 21 Aug. 1754, to 
Moses and Samuel Brockett several pieces of property that was 
their grandmother Elizabeth Brockett's (New Haven Deeds, 
vol. 18, p. 402). 

ii. Abigail, m. Markus Baxter (?). 

iii. Mary, m. at New Haven, 21 Oct. 1725, Isaac Griggs. Isaac 
Griggs of Wallingford -and wife Mary conveyed, 29 May 17G0, 
to Moses and Samuel Brockett all right from their grandfather 
John Brockett (New Haven Deeds, vol. 25, p. 448). In his will, 
dated 14 Jan. 1763 and proved 1 Mar. 1768, Isaac Griggs named 
wife Mary, sons Jacob, Noah, Samuel, Solomon, and Paul, and 
daughters Sarah, wife of William Munson of Wallingford, and 
Rachel, wife of John Spencer of Waterbury (Woodbury Probate 
Records, vol. 6, p. 61). 



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iv. Lydia. 

V. Sarah, m. Robert Byington of Wallingford, b. at Branford 
14 Jan. 1714/15. Robert and Sarah Byington of Wallingford 
conveyed, 1754, to Samuel and Moses Brockett all right from 
their grandfather John Brockett (New Haven Deeds, vol. 18, 
p. 401). 

vi. Anne, unm. in 1754. Phebe and Anne Clenton of New Haven 
conveyed, 13 May 1754, all right from their grandfather John 
Brockett (Wallingford Deeds, vol. 13, p. 132). 

vii. Phebe, unm. in 1754. 

Children by second wife, recorded at New Haven: 

6. viii. Lawrence, b. 1 Jan. 1737. 

ix. John, b. 9 Apr. 1740; d. in autumn of 1777; m. 7 June 1764 Ann 
Thorpe, b. 7 May 1731, d. 10 Oct. 1777, dau. of Samuel and 
Ann (Payne). In Dec. 1778 Lawrence Clinton, the only 
brother, was appointed administrator of his estate (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 12, p. 285). Child: 1. Anna,* b. 9 Apr. 
1766; d. 29 Sept. 1777. 

3. Shubael^ Clinton (Lawrence^) was baptized as an adult 21 

Mar. 1734. He married Elizabeth , who was bap- 
tized 7 May 1734. Their six children were baptized in the 
same year. (Records of Christ Church, Anglican, West 
Haven ; the baptisms of his family appear also in the records 
of Christ Church, Stratford.) He enlisted in the French and 
Indian War, and was reported dead 5 Oct. 1756. His wife 
survived him; but Eliphalet Stevens, husband of his daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, was appointed administrator of his estate. 
The only item in his inventory was the amount due for service 
in the war. (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 35.) 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth,' m. June 1737 Eliphalet Stevens, b. 24 Jan. 1717. 
ii. Mercy. 
iii. Mary. 

iv. Shubael, probably d. young. 
7. V. Henry, b. abt. 1727. 

vi. Margaret, b. abt. 1728; d. at Bethlehem, Conn., 12 Dec. 1806; 

m. at Milford, Conn., 20 Nov. 1749, Joseph Stilson of Milford, 

who d. at Bethlehem 26 Api:. 1811. 

4. Thomas^ Clinton (Lawrence^), baptized as an infant at New- 

port, R. I., prior to 1709, died at West Haven in 1761. He 
married first, at New Haven, 7 Aug. 1718, Hope Downs, 
born 11 Mar. 1697/8, died about 1729, daughter of Ebenezer 

and Mary (Humphreville) ; and secondly Mary 

(probably Downs, sister of his first wife, born 22 Jan. 
1701/2). In Nov. 1725 he was charged with ''Resisting the 
Constable some time in March last," and was found guilty 
(County Court Records, vol. 3, pp. 209, 221). He was a 
communicant of the Anglican Church at Stratford 7 Aug. 
1726. On 29 Dec. 1726 he bought 85J^ acres in Wallingford 
of Benjamin Dutton, and sold this land 26 Mar. 1728, calling 
himself ''of Wallingford, blacksmith" (Wallingford Deeds, 
vol. 5, pp. 268, 452). 
Children by first wife: 



56 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 

8. i. Thomas,^ b. at New Haven 20 June 1719. 

9. ii. John, b. at New Haven 8 Nov. 1721. 

10. iii. Lawrence. 

iv. Samuel (probably s. of Thomas'^), m. Mary Bryan, dau, of Joseph 
of Milford. In 1750, Samuel Clinton and Mary his wife of 
Milford conveyed to their brother Joseph Bryan all their right 
to the estate of their father Joseph Bryan (Milford Deeds, vol. 
12, p. 147). In Oct. 1746 Samuel Clinton memorialized the 
Assembly, alleging that he, "of New Haven," enlisted in His 
Majesty's service in the intended expedition against Canada, 
and that David Sandford of Milford held from him (who was his 
apprentice) £24. 10s. premium for service (Col. Records of Conn., 
vol. 9, p. 254). 

11. V. Simeon, b. at Wallingford 26 Jan. 1727/8. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. Rhoda, bapt. at West Haven 6 Mar. 1730/1; d. 8 Oct. 1775; m. 

(1) 7 Oct. 1746 (New Haven records, but according to the 
records of Christ Church, Stratford, this marriage took place 
at Derby, 3 Nov. 1746) Samuel Stevens, b. 6 Sept. 1718; m. 

(2) Reuben Thomas of Woodbridge, Conn. 

12. vii. Levi, bapt. at West Haven 27 Dec. 1732. 

5. Joseph^ Clinton (Lawrence^) appears twice in the records of 
the Newport Court of Trials (vol. B.), both times as defend- 
ant in a suit for recovery: 

Mar. 1728. " Daniel Hunt of Rehoboth in the County of Bristol 
and Province of Massachusetts Bay, Innholder pltff in an action 
of the Case Dam. £6 Joseph Clenton of Newport aforesd Cord- 
wainer Deft. The Deft, made Default. Therefore it is considered 
by the Court that the sd Daniel recover of the sd Joseph three 
pounds & ten pence Debt & Costs of Suit £2. 15. 10." 

Since both suits were lost by default, it would seem that 
Joseph had left Newport; and a record of Sept. 1728 reads: 

''Hunt vs. Clenton. Neither Body nor Estate is to be found by 
me. Robert Taylor Const." 

Joseph next appears in the records of New Haven, where 
we find his marriage and the births of his children. After 
that, he disappears entirely. He married, 31 Mar. 1725/6, 
Esther Wooding, born 29 Jan. 1702/3, daughter of William 
and Jane (Holmes). His last deed in New Haven is dated 
19 Nov. 1739 (New Haven Deeds, vol. 12, p. 68). In 1732 
he purchased land in Wallingford, but never resided there 
(Wallingford Deeds, vol. 6, p. 633, vol. 7, p. 22). 

Children: 

13. i. WiLLiAM,3 b. 15 May 1726. 
ii. Sybil, b. 21 Apr. 1729. 

iii. Esther, b. 27 Apr. 1732; m. at Litchfield, 20 Sept. 1750, Abisha 
Buck. 

14. iv. Joseph, b. 19 Sept. 1733. 

y. Jesse, b. 17 July 1736; reported dead in the French and Indian 
War, in the campaign of 1756. 

vi. Eliphaz, b. 17 July 1739. Eliphaz Clinton, sandy complexion, 
5 ft. 11 in. in height, aged 20 yrs., b. in Boston, laborer, enlisted 
17 Apr. 1758 in Queens Co., N. Y. Perhaps he is identical with 
the Eliphaz of this genealogy, although the birth of the latter 
was recorded, at least, in New Haven. One Peter Clinton 
enlisted in the same company. 



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6. Capt. Lawrence^ Clinton {Lawrence,'^ Lawrence^), born 1 Jan. 

1737, died at North Haven 9 Sept. 1804. He married first, 
15 Nov. 1759, Elizabeth Todd, born 29 Sept. 1736, died 3 
Apr. 1803, daughter of Gershom and Hannah (Mansfield) ; and 

secondly Mrs. Lucretia ( ) DeWitt, who married 

thirdly, 1 Apr. 1807, Nathaniel Johnson of Northford and 
died in 1844. In 1777 he was made a member of the pru- 
dential committee of the First Congregational Church, North 
Haven, and in 1780 was one of the special committee to tear 
out of the meeting house the pew of the Tory, Joshua Chand- 
ler. He became captain of the militia in 1781, and from 
1782 to 1796 was entrusted with the seating of the meeting 
house. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Esther,-* b. 5 Aug. 1760; d. 4 May 1842; m. 30 Dec. 1779 Solo- 
mon Jacobs, b. 1 July 1759, d. 7 Nov. 1799. 

15. ii. Jesse Eton, b. 9 Aug. 1762. 

iii. David, b. 27 Aug. 1765; d. 21 Apr. 1783. 

iv. EuN^TiA, b. 13 Dec. 1768; m. 13 Jan. 1791 Thomas Beach; 

removed to Vermont. 
V. Hannah, b. 1772; d. 15 Jan. 1861; m. 20 Sept. 1790 Joel Pier- 

PONT. 

7. Henry^ Clinton * (? Shuhael,^ Lawrence'^) , born about 1727, died 

15 Apr. 1814. He married at Derby, Conn., about 1760, 

Rachel Pierson, born 16 Sept. 1742, died 26 June 1816, 

daughter of Stephen and Hannah (Munson). Before 1763 

he removed to Barkhamsted, and in 1764 to New Milford. 

About 1782 he returned to Barkhamsted and about 1807 

removed with his son Lyman to Colebrook. There is no direct 

proof that this Henry was identical with Henry the son of 

Shubael; but the correspondence of name and age makes the 

identity practically certain. 

Children : 

i. Elijah Pierson,^ bapt. at Derby (Congregational Church) 29 Apr. 
1762. 

16. ii. Henry, b. at Barkhamsted 27 Nov. 1763. 

iii. Samuel, b. at New Milford 1765; Hved at Barkhamsted, where 
he d. in 1795; m. 3 Nov. 1785 Lydia Alling, who d. in 1814. 
Children: 1. Rachel,^ b. 1 Apr. 1786; d. unm. at Canton, Conn. 
2. Hannah, b. 24 Oct. 1787; d. at Torringford 5 Jan. 1835; m. 
Truman Walling, who d. 1820. 3. Lydia, b. 10 Oct. 1789; m. 

Hill. 4. Stephen Pierson, b. 11 Oct. 1791; d. at Clayton, 

Adams Co., 111., 11 Apr. 1876; m. 1840 Nancy Hopper, who d. 
14 Sept. 1878. He served in the War of 1812, and made his way 
by peddling from Barkhamsted to Clayton, where he occupiod 
a soldier's claim in 1835. No issue. 5. Sophia, b. 1793; m. 
Spencer of Richmond, Mass. 

17. iv. Sheldon, b. 6 Aug. 1767. 

18. V. Lyman, b. 3 Apr. 1771. 

vi. Clarissa, b. 1780; m. 13 Dec. 1799 Ira Andrus. 

8. Thomas^ Clinton (Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born at New Haven 

20 June 1719, died 26 Dec. 1759. He married, 10 Aug. 1743 

* The genealogy of the descendants of Henry' Clinton has been compiled by Orson 
P. Clinton of Waukesha, Wis. 



58 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 

(New Haven Records), Martha Stevens, born 11 Nov. 1709, 
daughter of James and Maiy. Thomas and Simeon Clenton 
took the freeman's oath at New Haven, 7 Apr. 1755. In Feb. 
1760 administration on his estate was granted to the widow 
Martha, who became guardian to Marj^ Mamaree, Thomas, 
and Ebenezer (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 9, pp. 301, 
437, 442). As late as 21 June 1790 Ebenezer Clinton of Derby 
appears in behalf of Martha Clinton, administratrix on the 
estate of Thomas Clinton dec'd (i6., vol. 15, p. 351). 
Children, born at New Haven: 

i. Mary,4 b. 10 May 1744; m. at Derby, 25"eept. 1766, Abraham 

Harger, b. 26 Oct. 1745, d. 1773. 
ii. Mamre, b. 11 Sept. 1747; bapt. as Memorst (Christ Church, 

Stratford) 1 Oct. 1747, and recorded as Marmoret (Christ 

Church, West Haven) ; called Mamaree in the Probate Records; 

probably d. young. 

19. iii. Thomas, b. 13 May 1750. 

20. iv. Ebenezer, b. 20 Feb. 1755. 

9. JoHN^ Clinton {Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), born at New Haven 

8 Nov. 1721, lived for a time at Fairfield, Conn., and then 

settled in Ballston, N. Y., where he bought 300 acres, 16 Apr. 

1772. On 29 Feb, 1776 John Clinton of Ballstown, N. Y., 

recovered judgment against Levi Clinton (New Haven Deeds, 

vol. 35, p. 116). He married, in Nov. 1746 (Fairfield records), 

Elizabeth Beecher, born 18 Sept. 1729, daughter of Isaac 

and EHzabeth (Trowbridge) of West Haven. His children 

were baptized at Green's Farms, Fairfield. 

Children: 

i. David,^ b. at Fairfield 9 Oct. 1747; was a taxpayer in Ballston, 

N. Y., 31 Dec. 1779. 
ii, John, bapt. 23 Apr. 1749; d. 5 Feb. 1749/50. 
iii. Phebe, bapt. 24 Mar. 1750/1; d. 18 Apr. 1751. 

21. iv. John, b. at Fairfield 4 May 1752. 

V. Elizabeth, b. at Fairfield 10 May 1754; bapt. 19 May 1754; 
probably m. Marvin. 

vi. Joseph, d. 29 Oct. 1756. 

vii. Frances, bapt. 6 May 1759; probably m. Fenton. 

viii. Sarah, bapt. 29 Aug. 1760; d. 18 Apr. 1812; m. John Higby, who 
d. 18 Feb. 1817, aged 60. 

ix. Joseph, removed abt. 1798 from Ballston, N. Y., to Otsego Co., 
N.Y.; d. 1802; m. Elizabeth Clinch. On 31 Mar. 1817 Widow 
Elizabeth Clinton, with Robert and Benjamin Clinton, conveyed 
land to John Rockwell, John Clinton witnessing the deed. Chil- 
dren: 1. Robert C.,^ "went to Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., married an 
English officer's daughter, and died leaving no children." 2. Ben- 
jamin, b. abt. 1797; d. abt. 1880; had several children, includ- 
ing Joseph,^ DeWitt, and a dau. who m. Miller of 

Oneonta, N. Y. 

10. Lawrence^ Clinton {Thomas,^ Lawrence^) settled at Wood- 
bridge, Conn. There he married first, 10 May 1746, Abigail 
Northrop; and secondly, 20 Apr. 1758, Sarah Tryon of 
Glastonbury, who died '9 Dec. 1794. On 20 July 1776 
Lawrence Clinton of Milford conveyed to his son-in-law 
Amos Stilson and his wife ''my daughter Sarah Stilson^' all 
right in the 9th Division of New Haven laid out to John 



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Downs, which "descended to me by heirship from my parents 
Tho. and Hope CHnton." (New Haven Deeds, vol. 35, p. 
115.) On 4 Apr. 1791 Lawrence Clenton of Woodbridge 
conveyed land to Samuel Clenton of Woodbridge (Wood- 
bridge Deeds, vol. 3, p. 141). 
Children by first wife: 

i. Sarah,* b. at Milford 10 Aug. 1747; bapt. at Woodbridge 20 Sept. 
1747; m. 12 Aug. 1772 Amos Stilson. 
22. ii. Simeon, b. at Milford 9 Feb. 1748/9. 

iii. Abigail, b. at Milford 24 Aug. 1751; bapt. at Woodbridge 2 Sept. 
1751. Perhaps she was the Nabby Clinton who d. at Wood- 
bridge Jan. 1803. 

iv. Rebecca, bapt. at Woodbridge 21 July 1753. 

V. Samuel, b. at Milford 22 July 1754; m. at Woodbridge, 7 Dec. 
1774, Mercy Downs, b. 8 Jan. 1755, dau. of Seth and Sarah 
(W^ilmot). Samuel and Simeon Clinton joined the church at 
South Britain, Conn., in 1777, but returned to Woodbridge. 
In 1795 Samuel Clinton removed to Waterbury, Conn. By 
writ dated Nov. 1800 Samuel Allcox of Wolcott sued Samuel 
Clinton of Wolcott (Records of Superior Court, New Haven, 
vol. 1, p. 165). The record of his family is incomplete. Chil- 
dren: 1. Samuel,'^ bapt. at South Britain 27 July 1777. 2. A 
daughter, d. of canker 11 Oct. 1779 (Milford Deaths *). 3. Anson, 
bapt. at Woodbridge 1786. 4. Dexter, bapt. at Woodbridge 
19 Mar. 1789. 5. Ned, bapt. at W^oodbridge 2 Feb. 1794. 

vi. Lewis (?), d. 9 Oct. 1775, in the Revolutionary War. 

Children by second wife if 

23. vii. Isaac (?), b. at Milford 21 Jan. 1759 (private record). 

24. viii. Thomas (?), b. abt. 1763. 

ix. Hannah (?), m. at Woodbridge, 11 Sept. 1788, Silas Wilmot of 
WaterburJ^ Silas Willmott witnessed a deed of Thomas 
Clinton in 1812 (Woodbridge Deeds, vol. 10, p. 161). 

11. Capt. Simeon^ Clinton {Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), born at Walling- 

ford 26 Jan. 1727/8, died at St. Croix, W. I., 11 Aug. 1766. 
He married, 26 May 1756, Hannah Smith, born about 1735, 
died 29 Dec. 1812 (Woodbridge records), daughter of Andrew 
and Mercy (Painter) (cf. Register, vol. 68, p. 276). She 
married secondly Caleb Beecher, born 18 Apr. 1724, died 
5 Dec. 1784; and thirdly, at Woodbridge, 9 May 1785, John 
Dibble. 
Child: 

25. i. Anson,^ b. abt. 1764. 

12. Levi^ Clinton {Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), baptized at West Haven 

27 Dec. 1732, died 17 Sept. 1780 (private record), probably 
without surviving issue. He married Sarah Trowbridge, 
born 22 Apr. 1731, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah 
(Brown). In 1761 he conveyed land undivided between the 
heirs of ''my father Thos. Clenton dec." and Asa Smith 
(New Haven Deeds, vol. 26, p. 225). He is given tradition- 
ally as the father of David, who may, however, have })een a 
son of George (1, x) by his second wife. 

* A private record of deaths in Milford. 

t For reasons for believing that the following list of children is correct vide infra, 
9ub numero 23. 



60 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 

Child (?) : 

i. David,^ b. abt. 1755; d. on the prison ship Jersey, to which he was 
transferred from the Good Hope, abt. 1781; m. Amy Painter, 
b. abt. 1757, d. abt. 1832, dau. of Joseph and Amy (Stevens). 
She m. (2) Thomas Benham, and removed to Amenia, N. Y. 

(Cf. Register, vol. 68, p. 278.) ChUd: ,^ d. 3 Sept. 

1777 (private record). 

13. William^ Clinton {Joseph,^ Lawrence^), born 15 May 1726, 

settled at Brookfield, Conn. He and his son William, Jr., 
are known to have traded at Danbury about 1795. He may 
be identical with the William Clenton of Charlestown, Mass., 
who married at Boston, Mass., 23 July 1747, Ann Walker; 
but the records of this branch of the family are veiy in- 
complete. 
Children : 

i. William.'* 

26. ii. Jesse, b. 1772. 

14. Joseph^ Clinton (Joseph,^ Lawrence^), born 19 Sept. 1733, 

settled at New Canaan, Conn. He married, 1 Dec. (1 Sept. 
according to the chiu"ch records of New Canaan) 1757, 
Phebe Benedict of Norwalk. The births of his children 
are recorded at Norwalk, and the baptisms of the first seven 
are recorded at New Canaan. 
Children: 

i. Levi Benedict^ (twm), b. 26 Mar. 1758; enlisted in the Revo- 
lutionary War i Jan. 1777; was a prisoner at Whitemarsh, Pa., 
7 Dec. 1777. 

ii. Sybil (twin), birth not recorded; bapt. wuth Levi 28 May 1758; 
probably d. young. 

iii. Esther, b. 15 June 1760; bapt. 26 Oct. 1760; m. 25 Oct. 1790 
Samuel Jarvis Camp, b. 11 Aug. 1769. Three children. 

27. iv. Joseph Benedict, b. 28 May 1762. 

V. Allen, b. at Norwalk 7 Mar. 1764; bapt. 11 Mar. 1764; d. 1856; 

m. 21 Oct. 1787 Sarah Keeler, who joined the church at New 

Canaan 4 Jan. 1829 and d. 4 Jan. 1851. He served in the 

Revolution. Children: 1. A son,^ d. in infancy. 2. Esther, b. 

10 Sept. 1788; m. David Olmstead. 3. Sally, b. 1 Sept. 1793; 

m. Stephen Bartow. 
vi. Salmon B. (twin), b. 13 July 1766; d. at Stratford 5 Mar. 1803; 

m. at Stratford, Apr. 1802, Catherine Judson (Christ Church 

records). 
vii. Amaryllis (twin), birth not recorded; bapt. with Salmon B. 26 Apr. 

1767; d. before 1826. 

28. viii. Simeon, b. 3 July 1768. 

ix. Martha, b. 15 Oct. 1770; probably the Patty Clinton who 
joined the Congregational Church at South Norwalk 18 Nov. 
1798 and was dismissed to the Methodist Church 24 Oct. 1803. 

X. Isaac, b. 4 June 1775. 

xi. Phebe, b. 9 Aug. 1777; m. at Wilton, Conn., 9 Jan. 1798, James 
Trumbull. 

15. Jesse Eton^ Clinton (Lawrence,^ Lawrence,^ Lawrence^), born 

at Clintonville, Conn., 9 Aug. 1762, died there 12 Dec. 1836. 
He married Patience Todd, born 9 June 1768, died 23 Aug. 
1845, daughter of Enos and Sarah (Blakeslee). 
Children, bom in Wallingford : 



1915] The Clinton Famihj of Connecticut 61 

i. EuNETiA,5 b_ 25 June 1788; d. 21 Nov. 1824; m. Eli Sackett, 
who d. 15 Mar. 1836. 

29. ii. David, b. 20 June 1790. 

iii. Lyman, b. 21 Sept. 1791; drowned at Branford 10 June 1811. 

iv. Sally, b. 29 July 1793; d. at Toole City, Utah, July 1867; m. 
6 May 1813 Edward Tuttle. 

V. Hannah, b. 10 June 1795; d. 11 Aug. 1878; m. Harvey Todd, b. 
Dec. 1790, d. 15 July 1867. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 20 Sept. 1796; d. 28 Nov. 1886; m. 17 June 1816 
JosiAH Todd, b. 18 Dec. 1794, d. 22 Oct. 1869. 

vii. Bemon Lawrence, b. 1 Oct. 1798; m. (1) 5 Nov. 1826 Lavinia 
Tuttle, b. 27 Feb. 1800, d. 20 Sept. 1852; m. (2) Sarah Fris- 
bie; m. (3) Julia Wells. Children by first wife: 1. Harriet 
Polina Tuttle,^ b. at Wallingford 13 May 1830; m. at New Haven, 

17 Aug. 1851, Louis W. Gunn, who d. 2 Dec. 1900; divorced. 2. 
David Burton, b. at Blandford, Mass., 14 Oct. 1831; d. s.p. 
29 Jan. 1912. 3. Sarah Burwell, h. at Wallingford 28 Nov, 
1833; d. 29 Oct. 1879; m. at New Haven, 21 Aug. 1853, Wash- 
ington Cunningham. 4. Mary Orminda, b. at Wallingford 
31 Dec. 1835; d. 19 Aug. 1895; m. 10 Oct. 1867 William Cook. 
5. Jane, b. at Wallingford 19 Mar. 1838; m. at New Haven, 
19 July 1860, George H. Auger, who d. 15 Jan. 1904. 

viii. Cynthia, b. 27 Jan. 1801; d. 13 Jan. 1848; m. Dea. Lewis Bates, 

b. 1798, d. 10 Feb. 1876. 
ix. AuRELiA, b. 14 July 1803; d. 4 May 1892; m. 30 Oct. 1823 Orrin 

Todd, b. 26 Feb. 1800, d. 8 Dec. 1888. 

30. X. Jesse, b. 13 May 1805. 

16. Henry^ Clinton {Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence'^), born at Bark- 

hamsted 27 Nov. 1763, died at Waukesha, Wis., 1 July 1843. 
He married, 19 Oct. 1786, Eleanor Darrow, born 26 Sept. 
1768, died 29 Sept. 1858, daughter of Jonathan and Avis 
(Harding). About 1795 the family removed to Ferrisburg, 
Vt. He served in the War of 1812, and about 1817 settled 
in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. In 1838 he and his 
wife and son Norman removed to Prairieville (now Wau- 
kesha), Wis., whither their sons Allen and Edmund had 
preceded them. 
Children: 

i. Eleanor,^ b. at Barkhamsted 26 May 1788; d. at Gulls Prairie, 

Mich., 13 Nov. 1836; m. 1807 Solomon Stone, who d. 3 Feb. 

1872. They resided at Vergennes, Vt., Potsdam and Clinton- 

ville, N. Y., and Kalamazoo and Richland, Mich. 

ii. Henry, b. at Barkhamsted 4 Jan. 1790; d. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 

13 Apr. 1813. 
iii. Tryphenia, b. at Barkhamsted 21 Nov. 1794; d. at Englewood, 
111., 24 July 1891; m. 23 Jan. 1812 Silas Taft, b. 21 June 1779, 
d. 30 Oct. 1865. They hved at Broadhead, Wis. 

Norman, b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 29 Dec. 1796. 

Sally, b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 13 Jan. 1800; d. at Broadhead, Wis., 
13 Jan. 1886; m. at Potsdam, N. Y., 26 Mar. 1816, Daniel 
Stone, b. 29 May 1789, d. at Potsdam, N. Y., 7 Oct. 1866. 

Allen, b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 17 Aug. 1801. 

Edmund D., b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 19 Apr. 1804. 

Charles Hawley, b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 27 Apr. 1806. 

Orson P., b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 22 Nov. 1808. 

Maria, b. at Ferrisburg, Vt., 30 Jan. 1813; d. at Waukesha, Wis. 

18 Oct. 1874; m. at Shalersville, Oliio, 16 July 1835, George A. 

HiNE. 

17. Sheldon^ Clinton {Henry ^^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), born at New 



61. 


IV. 




V. 


32. 


vi. 


33. 


vii. 


34. 


viii. 


35. 


ix. 




X. 



62 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [Jan. 

Milford 6 Aug. 1767, died at Northfield, Minn., 9 Dec. 1862. 

He married, 30 Sept. 1792, Pelia Harrington, who died at 

Smithfield Centre, Bradford Co., Pa., in Oct. 1844, aged 77. 

After his wife's death, he made his home with his daughters. 

Children: 

i. Jeremiah,^ b. abt. 1793; d. when 7 yrs. old because of the over- 
turning of a cart. 

36. ii. Truman, b. 15 May 1797. 

iii. Lyman, served in the War of 1812, and afterwards went West, and 

"ran a boat on the Mississippi River.'' 
iv. Sally, m. Joseph Terrill, who served in the War of 1812. 

37. v. Harmon, b. at Barkhamsted 12 July 1802. 

vi. Prudence, b. at Barkliamsted 1803; d. at Ancona, Livingston 
Co., 111., 20 Apr. 1870; m. at Oxford, N. Y., 19 Jane 182-5, 
Lewis Johnson, b. at Norwich 27 Mar. 1803, d. at Amity, 111., 
10 May 1895. 

vii. Maria (called ''Hetty"), b. at Grand Isle, Vt., 8 Mar. 1804; d. 
at Jefferson, lov/a, 20 Mar. 1889; m. (1) Malon Carpenter; 
. . m. (2) John L. Root; m. (3j at Jefferson, Iowa, 26 Feb. 1882, 
William Crawford. 

viii. Phebe, d. at Greenwood Prairie, Minn.; m. Samuel Davis. 

ix. George, "went west." 

38. X. Henry DeWitt, b. in Chenango Co., N. Y., 29 May 1812. 

xi. Washington, of Costello, Potter Co., Pa., b. in Chenango Co., 

N. Y., 3 Oct. 1813; m. (1) Feb. 1838 Laura Bacon, b. 11 Feb. 

1821, d. 26 Mar. 1847; m. (2) 27 June 1848 INIatilda Booth; 

m. (3) 25 Dec. 1866 Betsey Westfall. Children by first wife: 

1. Elizabeth,^ b. 15 Apr. 1839; d. 1889; m. . 2. Lyman, 

b. 9 Sept. 1842. 3. George, b. 6 Jan. 1845. 4. Orson, b. 15 Mar. 

1847. Children by second wife: 5. Margaret, b. 28 Aug. 1849. 

6. Henry, b. 3 July 1851. 7. Benjamin, b. 23 Sept. 1853. 8. 

Robert, b. 7 Aug. 1855. 
xii. Freelove, m. John A. Logan (or Hoagland) of Genesee Co., 

N. Y. 
xiii. Amanda, b. in Chenango Co., N. Y., 16 Nov. 1818; m. 5 Ma}' 

1844 O. J. Burlingame of East Smithfield, Pa. 

18. Lyman^ Clinton (Henry, ^? Shuhael,^ Lnvrence^), born at New 
Milford 3 Apr. 1771, died at Newark Valley, Tioga Co., 
N. Y., 30 Apr. 1855. He married, 28 Feb. 1790, Mehitabel 
Pease, who was born in 1777 and died 7 Sept. 1834. He was 
made a freeman at Barkhamsted in 1796, whence he removed 
to Colebrook with his father about 1807. In 1830 he visited 
Newark Valley, N. Y., where he bought 600 acres of land, 
dividing it among his children and reserving a portion for 
himself. The family moved to that place in 1831. 
Children : 

39. i. Lyman,^ b. at Barkhamsted 7 May 1798. 

40. ii. Samuel, b. at Barkhamsted 2 Nov. 1800. 

iii. Henry, b. at Barkhamsted 2 Sept. 1802; d. s.p. at Galesburg, 
Kalamazoo Co., Mich., 3 Aug. 1871; m. abt. 1827 May Wise- 
man. They settled at Galesburg in 1836. 

iv. Mehitabel, b. at Barkhamsted 24 July 1805; d. unm. at New- 
ark Valley, N. Y., 29 Sept. 1868. 

41. v. Sheldon, b. at Colebrook 20 Oct. 1807. 

42. vi. George, b. at Colebrook 14 July 1809. 

43. vii. Eli, b. at Colebrook 25 June 181 1. 

viii. Rhoda L., b. at Colebrook 12 J\me 1814; d. at Newark Vallej', 
N. Y., 19 Mar. 1875; m. (1) 31 Dec. 1834 Albert A. Williams; 
m. (2) 2 Sept. 1868 Jason Phelps. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 63 

19. Thomas'^ Clinton {Thomas ^^ Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), born at New 

Haven 13 May 1750 and baptized at West Haven 15 July 

1750, resided at Derby, and died prior to 1792, probably 

much earlier. The name of his wife is unknown, but it is 

believed that she married secondly Joseph Davis. 

Child : 

1. Anna Betsey,^ bapt. at St. James Church (Episcopal), Derby, 21 
July 1771 ; d. 16 Jan. 1841 (gravestone at Derby) ; m. 4 Mar. 1787 
John Beers, a Revolutionary soldier, b. abt. 1759, d. 22 Apr. 1848 
(gravestone). On 24 Jan. 1792 Mary Harger, Ebenr. Clinton, 
and John Beers and his wife Anna Betsy, all of Derby, disposed 
of land in West Haven (New Haven Deeds, vol. 46, p. 405). 
Child: 1. Susaii, m. Eben H. Collins. 

20. Ebenezer* Clinton {Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born at 

New Haven 20 Feb. 1755, died at Derby 7 Sept. 1835. He 
married first Lois Smith, daughter of Asa and Sarah (Thomp- 
son); and secondly Elizabeth . The will of Asa 

Smith, proved Dec. 1782, names daughter Lois, wife of 
Ebenezer Clinton (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 14, 
p. 72). He removed to Derby, and about 1800 his wife Lois 
bought a considerable portion of the real estate of Ephraim 
Harger from his heirs. On 20 Jan. 1801 Ebenezer Clinton 
and wife Lois conveyed to sons Thomas and Ebenezer, Jr., 
land to be used by Thomas until Ebenezer should attain the 
age of 21 years (Derby Deeds, vol. 16, p. 269). On 29 Nov. 
1811 Ebenezer Clinton conveyed to children Ebenezer Clin- 
ton, Jr., Mamery Clinton, Sarah Clinton, and also to the 
heirs of son Thomas Clinton dec'd the use of all land "that 
was and did belong to my former wife Lois Clinton deceased '^ 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 25, p. 322). Ebenezer, Jr., conveyed 
land, 15 Jan. 1814, to Elizabeth wife of Ebenezer, Sr. (ib., 
vol. 20, p. 92). On 7 May 1835 Ebenezer conveyed to 
Mamory Clark land, buildings, furniture, and clothing {ib., 
vol. 27, p. 316). 

Children by first wife: 

44. i. Thomas,^ b. at New Haven 8 Feb. 1779. 

ii. Mamre, m. (1) David Clark of Derby; m. (2) at Seymour, 3 Feb. 
1843, Isaac Blake. On 23 June 1834 David Clark and wif« 
Mamory conveyed land to William Wooster and wife Sarah 
(Derby Deeds, vol. 26, pp. 266, 606). 

45. iii. Ebenezer, bapt. at Derby 12 July 1789. 

iv. Sarah, b. abt. 1795; probably the dau. who was bapt. at Derby 
17 Mar. 1796; d. 11 Sept. 1839; m. William Wooster of Derby. 
V. Asa Smith, bapt. at Derby 2 Sept. 1798; d. young. 

[To be coutiaued] 



64 Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold [Jan. 



THE PARENTAGE OF 

WILLIAM ARNOLD AND THOMAS ARNOLD 

OF PROVIDENCE, R. I. 

By Edson Salisbury Jones, Esq., of Port Chester, N. Y. 

It has been generally accepted that William^ Arnold of Hingham, 
Mass., who went to Rhode Island with Roger Williams and became 
an inhabitant of Providence, and Thomas^ Arnold of Watertown, 
Mass., who removed to Providence some twenty years later, were 
half brothers; but the present writer and several other Arnold de- 
scendants have sought in vain for proof of this relationship. There 
is in existence a copy of a chart, made in 1819, which represents 
these two immigrants as thus related; but it is highly probable that 
the connection was deduced and assumed from some early records of 
the Arnold family, the first section of which was evidently prepared 
by William^ and the remainder by his descendants, because the chart 
repeats information given in those records. The records in question 
were printed in the Register, vol. 33, pp. 427-432 (Oct. 1879). 
About 1842 there was compiled a genealogy of the descendants of 
Thomas^ Arnold (William^ and his children were also mentioned), 
the opening portion of which seems certainly to have been derived 
from this chart, and the name of Thomas, as the father of the immi- 
grants, was prefixed.* William,^ in the record which he prepared, 
did not name his father. In the *' History of Woonsocket," 1876, 
there is also a genealogy of the descendants of Thomas,^ who is 
represented as a son of William.^ In the ''Life of Benedict Arnold/' 
1880, the birthplace of William^ is given as Leamington, England. 
No county is named, but there is a well-known watering place called 
Leamington in Warwickshire. Savage thought that perhaps Bene- 
dict^ (William^) was born in co. Nottingham. 

In the Register, vol. 33, pp. 432-438, immediately after the article 
entitled ''Early Records of the Arnold Family," was printed "Mr. 
Somerby's Genealogy of the Arnold Family," a pedigree compiled 
by the late Horatio G. Somerby, in which the descent of our two 
immigrants is derived from Ynir, King of Gwentland, a Welsh prince 
who flourished about the middle of the twelfth century. This pedi- 
gree was taken, with some changes and additions, from the following 
sources : 

From the so-called Ynir^ to Roger,^^ inclusive, it was obtained from 
the Visitation of Monmouthshire. The present writer examined 
this Visitation in the College of Arms, and knows that (besides dif- 

* It is nearly certain that the name of Thomas, as the father, was derived from an 
obituary notice of Stephen* (born in 1728, died at Smithfield, R. I., 2 May 1796), which 
appeared in the Providence Gazette of 7 May 1796. Therein it was said that Stephen 
"descended from Thomas Arnold, a native of England, whose son Thomas was one 
of the first adventurers that came to this country, and settled in the then Colony of 
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." The composer of this notice was not 
aware, seemingly, that Thomas^ was at Watertown, Mass., in 1636, and continued 
there for about twenty years. The present writer knows that Thomas, as father of 
the immigrants, was named in information given to Mr. Somerby as a basis for hia 
research. 



1915] Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold 65 

ferences in the spelling of some names) one generation — the true 
eleventh — was omitted by Mr. Somerby. As a visual aid to a clear 
understanding of conditions, a section of the Visitation pedigree is 
presented, the first generation given being the one neglected by the 
American compiler. 

Arnhalt Vychan, Esq. = Cicilie, dau. of Meiric ap Run, Esq., or of 
I Iv or ap Meirick ap Rhyn, Esq. 



Richard Arnold = Emmote, d. & Arnhalt ap Arnalht Vychan, Esq. = Joan, d. <fe 



of Streete 



h. to Pierce 
Yeoung of 
Dameram. 



coh. to 
Madoc 
ap Thom- 
as ap 
Rhun 
[etc.] 



John Arnold = Agnes, d. of John Thomas Arnold Roger Arnalhd, Esq. = Joan, 
Hall of Bra df or d . of Glou c . d. to 

j Sir 

John Arnold = Isabel, d. of Henry Lee William Arnold * Thomas 

of Flame rston. ,^, . Gamage. 

j ^1 [No issue given.] 



III.. 

John Thomas Joan Agnes Ahce Margaret 

It will be noted that Arnhalt ap Arnalht Vychan, Esq., had wife 
Joan, daughter and coheiress to Madoc ap Thomas ap Rhun; and 
that to their son Roger Arnalhd, Esq., was assigned no issue. Mr. 
Somerby said that this Roger was "the first of the family who 
adopted a surname;'^ but it will be seen that the said Roger had an 
uncle Richard Arnold; and in the pedigree presented below Roger's 
father appears as an Arnold. 

A son for Roger was obtained from a Visitation of Gloucester- 
shire, the first four generations of which are here reproduced. 

Arnold of = Sibbell, d. of Madoc ap Enion ap Thomas 



Roger Arnold = , d. of Gamage 



Thomas Arnold of = Agnes, d. of Ric. Warnested 

in com. Gloster | __^ 

( I 

John Arnold of = Isabell, d. of Hawkins Eleanor ux Sir John 

Wriothesley 

In the Somerby pedigree, Joan as the mother of Roger was dis- 
carded, and Sybil was adopted. In the pedigree given immediately 
above, the only grandson of Roger is John. Mr. Somerby supplied 
another grandson, naming him Richard Arnold of Street, with wife 
Emmote, daughter and heir of Pearce Young of Damerham in Wilt- 
shire. Turning to the section of the pedigree from the Visitation of 
Monmouthshire, it will be seen that this man was uncle of Roger. 
There can be no question as to identity, for Mr. Somerby transferred 
(in his original volume) this Richard and all his shown descendants 
to places three generations lower down, and made Richard the grand- 
son of Roger. He also located the father of his Richard^* in Llan- 



66 Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold [Jan. 

thony, CO. Monmouth, whereas the Visitation of Gloucestershire 
placed him in the latter county. The Monmouthshire pedigree does 
not state in what county Street was situated; but Somerset was 
adopted, although there are parishes of the name in Devon and 
Sussex, and a Street hundred in co. Kent (where there were Arnolds 
by 1460). The extant parish registers of Street, co. Somerset, 1599- 
1762, have been printed, but there are but few items for the first iBve 
years and then a gap, 1604-1635. The index discloses no Arnold j 
earlier than 1745. No will of an Arnold of Street is known to the 
writer, nor has any will of a Somersetshire Arnold, prior to 1553, been 
found in the calendars of district probate registries and of the Pre- 
rogative Court of Canterbury. There are wills of Gloucestershire 
Arnolds from 1544, of Arnolds of co. Sussex from 1536, and of Arnolds 
of CO. Surrey from 1482. 

The Heralds' Visitations do not give to Richard Arnold of Street 
any other sons than John and Thomas; but Mr. Somerby furnished 
the father with an eldest son and heir, Richard, ^^ who ''removed into '' 
Dorsetshire and became seated at Bagbere," although he gave no 
evidence in support of this statement. This Richard of Bagbere 
left a will, dated 15 May 1593 (the earliest will found by Mr. Somer- 
by of any person in the ancestral line presented by him), which gave 
£50 to a son Thomas, whose residence is not stated. This Thomas 
was placed in Cheselbourne, co. Dorset, and made the father of the 
immigrants, William^ and Thomas^ Arnold; but here again no proof 
is given, nor any evidence that said Thomas of Cheselbourne had any 
issue whatsoever. 

The present writer had in his possession, for six weeks, the original 
volume prepared by Mr. Somerby for his client, as well as all Arnold 
data that could be found' in all his English search books known to be 
extant (more than one hundred). In the whole no proof is found 
that Richard of Bagbere was grandfather of William* or Thomas,* 
or that either was a son of Thomas of Cheselbourne. The nearest 
semblance of proof was in items that a William Arnold was made 
administrator of his brother John of Cheselbourne and guardian of 
the latter's children in 1616; and that one of these children referred, 
in the time of the Commonwealth, to ''his uncle in foreign parts." 
Examining the record prepared by William,* it will be seen that he 
mentioned no brother John. 

The key to the true parentage of William* Arnold lay in that por- 
tion of the family record prepared by him, the first two items of 
which are as follows: 

Alee Gully the Daughter of John Gully of Northouer. Who was my 

Mother, was Baptized ye 29: Septem 1553. 
Tamzen, my Sister was Baptized the 4° of Jany. 1571. 

Mr. Somerby located Northover near Cheselbourne, co. Dorset; 
but no English gazetteer or map seen discloses such a place — not 
even the ordnance survey map of that locality on a scale of six inches 
to the mile. In the whole of England there is but one parish of North- 
over, and that is in co. Somerset. Thither the present writer went in 
the summer of 1902 and examined the original register, in which were 
found the following baptismal records: 



1915] Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold 67 

Alice Gullye the Daughter of John Gullye 29° Septembris a° dm 1553°. 
Tomsine the Daughter of Nicholas Arnolde 4° Januarij a° dm 1571° 

It will be observed that the names and dates of the baptized persons 
agree with the family record of William Arnold, and that the father 
of Tomsine was Nicholas — not Thomas. No other Arnold baptism 
is found in this register in early days. The only Arnold marriages, 
prior to 1643, were those of Margarett to Christopher Tuck in 1585 
and Margery to Thomas Burnard in 1603. Records of Gullye 
burials were seen, among them those of John in 1559, Alice, wife of 
John, in 1583, and another John in 1591. No Arnold burials were 
found prior to 1700. 

Adjoining Northover on the south is the parish of Ilchester, the 
earliest extant register of which, unfortunately, does not begin until 
1690; and directly on the east is the parish of Limington,* the extant 
register of which begins in 1681. About five miles westerly from 
Northover and Ilchester is the parish of Muchehiey, where resided 
Thomas Peak, father-in-law of William^ Arnold, according to the 
family record. The extant register of this parish does not begin 
until 1703. Here we have proof that the home of the father of 
William^ was in co. Somerset — not co. Dorset. 

In his section of the family record, William^ named the children of 
two sisters, some of the children of his half brother Thomas, and the 
births of his own issue. Among the first was Thomas Hopkins, 
baptized 7 Apr. 1616; and in the last group was Steven Arnold, born 
22 Dec. 1622. 

Among the Bishop^s transcripts in the Diocesan Registry of Bath 
and Wells, the writer found the following from the parish of Ilchester: 

Thomas the sonne of W°^ Hopkins bapt: seaventh of Aprill, 1616. 
Stephanus filius Williami Arnolde baptizat vicessimo sexto die Decem- 

bris, 1622. 
Nichalaus Arnolde sepultus vicessimo sexto Januarij, 1622. 

The name and baptismal date of the Hopkins child agree with the 
family record, and the baptism of Stephen Arnold was four days later 
than the birth date of Stephen^ (William^) in the said record. As 
will soon appear, the Nicholas Arnold who was buried 26 Jan. 1622 
was the father of William. ^ In the same registry was also found an 
original return from Ilchester parish, in 1622, signed by John Ravens, 
rector, and Melchesadeck Jones and William Arnold, churchwardens.! 
The signature of the last-named closely resembles that of William^ 
in 1650 and 1659, except for the first and last letters. From this 
registry was also obtained (at second hand) the following items from 
Ilchester parish: 

1595, Oct. 5 Robert Hacker & Thomasine Arnoll married. 
1595, Agnes, dau. of Nicholas Arnoll, buried. 

1596, Apr. 12 Isabell Arnoll baptized. 

1596, Apr. 25 AHce, wife of Nicholas Arnoll, tailer, buried. 

1596, Nov, 15 Nicholas Arnoll baptized. 

1635, Oct. 15 George, son of Thomas & Jane Arnold, baptized. 

* The will of Gov. Benedict^ Arnold (William^ mentions his "Lemmington Farm," 
which was very probably named in remembrance of this parish. 

t In Samuel Gorton's "Simplicity's Defence" we read that William^ "Arnold was a 
great professor of religion in the West of Old England." 

VOL. LXIX. 5 



68 Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold [Jan. 

The first of these items was evidently the marriage of William^ 
Arnold's sister, and the fom'th was the burial of his mother. 

In the District Probate Registry of Wells the writer found a will 
of which the following is an abstract : 

The Will of Nicholas Arnold of Ilchester in the Countie of Somersett 
Tayler, 18 Jan. 1622 [1622/3]. To Grace Arnold my wief all my goods 
movable and unmovable w'thin and wth thout Dores to thintent she shall 
guid & bringe up my two youngest Daughters her Children and when it shall 
please god to take her out of this mortal! lief to Dispose the said goods at her 
pleasure unto theis two Children. Grace my wief to be sole executrix. 
My Sonne W^°^ Arnold & Ambrose Chappell my frend to be over seers. 
Witnesses: John Raven, Thomas Arnold. Proved at Wells 28 July 1623. 
Inventory, £7. 16s. 5d. (WeUs Registry, Hb. 43, fo. 5.) 

This will makes it clear that Grace was not the first wife of the 
testator: and the family record shows that the father of William^ 
had been twice married, that Thomas was a son by the second wife, 
and that this Thomas had a son Nicholas, who was baptized in 1627. 
No real evidence has been seen that this Thomas emigrated to 
America. 

In the Probate Registry of Wells as thorough search as circum- 
stances permitted was made; but no Arnold will was found which 
disclosed a son Nicholas, nor any Gully will that named a John who 
might be father of Alice. In such search as could be made in the 
Probate Registry of Taunton nothing was discovered to aid in ex- 
tending the ancestry of William^ Arnold. Deeper investigations 
are needed. 

Nicholas Arnold of Ilchester, tailor, the testator of 1622/3, seem- 
ingly was not the only one of the name in that region, as in Martock 
parish, four miles west-southwest of Ilchester, a Nicholas Arnold and 
Margaret Pound were married, 6 Oct. 1570. Here also were baptized 
Nicholas, son of Thomas, in 1604, William, son of George, in 1605, 
and others. In this parish are recorded marriages of John Gully in 
1561 and 1603. A John Gully was married in 1556, and a Johanna 
Arnell in 1563, in Kingsdon parish, two miles north of Ilchester, 
where also Robert Arnold was churchwarden in 1594 and Thomas 
Arnold in 1611. Thomas Arnolde was married in 1572 and Mary 
Arnald in 1578, in Yeovil, five miles south of Ilchester. Henry 
Arnold married in 1562, in Taunton. 

In the Register, vol. 48, pp. 374-375, was printed an abstract of 
the will of Richard Arnold of London, goldsmith, dated 8 Nov. 1644, 
which was reprinted in Waters's ''Genealogical Gleanings in Eng- 
land," pp. 882-883. This testator was born at Gillingham, co. Kent, 
and his will names, among others, his uncles Richard and William 
Arnold, both deceased; the former's son Richard of Killingworth [an 
old name for Kenilworth], co. Warwick; and the latter's son Richard 
of Kelshall [Kelsale], co. Suffolk, the last two to pay 20s. ''unto every 
of their brothers and sisters . . . except Thomas Arnold who is 
now supposed to be in New England or some other part beyond 
the seas/' his legacy to be paid upon his demand or that of his as- 
signs. The only Thomas Arnold known to have been in New Eng- 
land in 1644 was Thomas^ of Watertown; and it seems very probable 
that he was the legatee named. 



1915] Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold 69 

It will be noted that the specifically mentioned son of the testator^s 
uncle Richard was of Killingworth, Warwick. Six miles southeast 
from this place is the parish of Offchurch. The will of Richard 
Arnold of Offchurch, husbandman, names, among others, his mother 
Margaret Arnold, wife Alice, sons Thomas, John, and Richard, 
and daughters EHzabeth and Mary — all the children under age on 
2 July 1604, the date of the will, which was proved 3 Aug. 1604. 
The specifically named son of the London goldsmith's uncle William 
was of Kelsale, Suffolk, a parish about twenty miles northeast from 
Ipswich. Thirteen miles southerly from Kelsale and twelve miles 
east of Ipswich is the parish of Hollesley. The will of William 
Arnold of Hollesley, husbandman, dated 22 Nov. 1616 and proved 
24 Feb. 1616/17, names wife Katherine, sons Richard and Thomas 
(both under age), daughters Cleere and Katherine, and nephew 
Richard Arnold. Here, then, are two Thomas Arnolds who are in 
harmony with the London goldsmith's will, as well as with the prob- 
able age of our Thomas^ at the respective times; but there is a 
speculative preference for the Thomas of co. Suffolk, as there seems 
to be a possibility that Thomas^ Arnold married Phebe Parkhurst 
before he emigrated, and her father, George^ Parkhurst, was a resi- 
dent of Ipswich, CO. Suffolk, where his daughter Phebe^ was baptized 
29 Nov. 1612.* 

There were Arnold testators in co. Suffolk from the middle of the 
fifteenth century, who were largely resident in the easterly half of 
the shire. The earliest wills of such, yet seen, were those of Robert 
of Framlingham and John of Ej^e, respectively fourteen and eighteen 
miles northerly from Ipswich. By the year 1650 at least sixty-five 
wills of Arnolds of this county had been proved in various courts, 
twenty of which were of testators within a radius of twelve miles 
from Ipswich. 

Thomas^ Arnold was of Watertown, Mass., as early as 25 July 
1636, when he had a grant of thirty acres from the town. The 
earliest date at which Watertown records disclose George^ Parkhurst 
was 10 May 1642, when he received land. The present writer 
questions the statement that Thomas^ Arnold, aet. 30, embarked for 
Virginia in the Plain Joan, in 1635. He died at Providence, R. I., 
in Sept. 1674, but a.t no time is his age of public record. His first 
child whose birth was recorded in America was Ichabod, who was 
born 1 Mar. 1640 (Watertown records) ; but the father had had an 
earlier child, Susanna, who married in Boston, 7 Apr. 1654, John 
Farnum. If she were then twenty years old, she was born two years 
prior to her father's recorded appearance in Watertown. The later 
children of Thomas^ were Richard, Thomas, John, Eliezer, and 
Elizabeth. 

Herein have been presented the true name and residence of the 
father of William^ Arnold; but the parentage of Thomas^^ is as yet 
uncertain. The writer hopes that the information furnished will 
stimulate further investigations. 

* Cf. Register, vol. 68, p. 373. 



70 



Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me, 



[Jan. 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Henry Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me, 

[Continued from vol. 68, page 381] 

[Names of Members, Continued] 

[7] 



Ephriam Stevens. 

Sybil Stevens (his wife). 
Children. 
Hannah Stevens, 
Thomas Stevens, 
Aaron Stevens, 
Ephriam Stevens, 
Eliphalet Stevens, 
Sybil Stevens, 
Joshua Stevens, 
Anna Stevens, 
Micajah Stevens, 
Barlow Stevens, 

Ludaok Hoxie. 

Content Hoxie (his wife). 



b. Winthrop, 6, 1 mo. 
Falmouth, 29, 5 mo. 
Winthrop, 26, 2 mo. 

17, 3 mo. 

11, 4 mo. 

15, 3 mo. 

21, 3 mo. 

20, 1 mo. 
25, 2 mo., 1798. 
19, 4 mo., 1800. 



a 
It 
tt 
it 
te 



1783. 

1784. 
1786. 
1788. 
1790. 
1792. 
1794. 
1796. 



Children [b. Fairfield]. 

Barnabas Hoxie, b. 26, 11 mo., 1787. 
Hannah Hoxie, 



Deborah Hoxie, 
Nathan Hoxie, 
Arnold Hoxie, 



(( 



(( 



II 



5, 6 mo., 1789. 

4, 8 mo., 1792. 

2, 5 mo., 1797. 

27, 8 mo., 1799. 

[8] 



George Ramsdell. 
Eunice Ramsdell (his udfe). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Charles Ramsdell, b. 9, 11 mo., 1781. 

Eunice Ramsdell, '' 19, 12 mo., 1783. 

Deborah Ramsdell, " 27, 5 mo., 1786. 

Samuel Ramsdell, " 8, 8 mo., 1788. 

Lydia Ramsdell, " 2, 12 mo., 1790. 

Mary Ramsdell, *' 21, 12 mo., 1792. 

Thomas Ramsdell, " 1, 3 mo., 1795. 



(( 



11, 11 mo., 1797. 



Anna Ramsdell, 

Peletiah Hussey. 

Lydia Hussey (his wife), died 10, 5 mo., 1795. 
Child. 

Ebenezer Hussey, b. Vassalboro, 28, 6 mo., 1789. 
Mercy Hussey, 2nd. wife of Peletiah, died 3, 2 mo., 1852. 
Children of Peletiah & Mercy [b. Vassalboro]. 

William Howland Hussey, b. 28, 7 mo., 1798. 

Samuel Hussey, '' 23, 7 mo., 1800. 

George Hussey, " 19, 11 mo., 1802. 

Harriet Wing Hussey, " 23, 10 mo., 1805. 

Isaac Cole Hussey, " 11, 8 mo., 1809. 



Died 24, 4 mo., 1846. 



Died 13, 1 mo., 1845. 



Died 7, 10 m_o., 1841. 
Name changed to George 
by Act of Legislature 2, 
3 mo., 1826. 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughy Me, 71 

■ • [9] 

Joseph Howland, died 7, 1 mo., 1840. 
Sarah Howland (his wife), died 15, 12 mo., 1797. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Lydia Howland, b. 17, 8 mo., 1789. Died 10, 10 mo., 1808. 

Mercy Howland, '' 6, 1 mo., 1792. 

Rebecca Howland, " 3, 2 mo., 1794. Died 22, 6 mo., 1853. 

Phebe Howland, '' 29, 11 mo., 1795. 
Sarah Howland second wife of Joseph Howland. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Mary Howland, b. 4, 6 mo., 1800. 

William Howland, '' 6, 8 mo., 1802. 

Anne Howland, " 31, 5 mo., 1804. 

David Purinton Howland, " 11, 9 mo., 1809. 

Jonathan Dow. 

Huldah Dow (his wife), died 27, 8 mo., 1789. 

Children. 
Moses Dow, b. Vassalboro, 15, 8 mo., 1789. 

Abra Dow, second wife of Jonathan Dow. 

Children. 



John Dow, 


b. Vassalbor 


0, 5, 4 mo., 1797. 




Richard Dow, 


'' Harlem,* 


10, 4 mo., 1799. 




Elijah Dow, 


u n 


2, 6 mo., 1801. 


Died 2, 10 mo., 
1816. 


Daniel Dow, 


U It 


18, 5 mo., 1805. 





[10] 

Zacheus Bowerman. 
Pamelia Bowerman (his wife). 
Children [b. Fairfield]. 

Benjamin Bowerman, b. 19, 12 mo., 1788. 

Ehzabeth Bowerman, *' 25, 11 mo., 1790. 

Rose Bowerman, " 20, 3 mo^ 1793. 

Hannah Bowerman, " 21, 3 mo., 1795. 

Betty Bowerman, " 12, 6 mo., 1798. Died 3, 2 mo., 1799. 

Avis Bowerman, " 22, 6 mo., 1800. 

Joshua Frye, died 31, 3 mo., 1845. 

Mary Frye (his wife), died 11, 4 mo., 1850. 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 



William Frye, 


b. 


3, 


4 mo., 1790. 


Died 24, 3 mo., 1872. 


Thomas Frye, 




20, 


12 mo., 1791. 


'' 19, 1 mo., 1875. 


Phebe Frye, 




17, 


10 mo., 1793. 


" 4, 11 mo., 1857. 


Ebenezer Frye, 




25, 


6 mo., 1795. 


" 18, 2 mo., 1886. 


Lydia Frye, 




10, 


5 mo., 1797. 


10 mo., 1830. 


Sarah Frye, 




5, 


7 mo., 1799. 


Married Moses Jenkins. 


John Frye, 




1, 


6 mo., 1802. 


Died 15, 4 mo., 1885. 


Isiah Frye, 




17, 


6 mo., 1804. 




Stephen Frye, 






5 mo., 1806. 





[11] 

John Pinkham. 
Rebecca Pinkham (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Ruth Pinkham, b. 4, 1 mo., 1780. 

Walter Pinkham, " 10, 4 mo., 1781. 

Anne Pinkham, " 27, 1 mo., 1783. Died 26, 3 mo., 1783. 

* Now China. 



72 Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughj Me. [Jan. 

John Pinkham, " 17, 4 mo., 1784. 

David Pinkham, " 4, 4 mo., 1786. 

Abagail Pinkham, " 26, 2 mo., 1788. 

Hepsebah Pinkham, '' 13, 1 mo., 1790. 

Samuel Stevens, born 28, 4 mo., 1751. 
Lois Stevens (his wife), born 6, 8 mo., 1748. 
Children. 

Disowned 17, 3 mo., 1802. 



Lois Stevens, 


b. 


14, 


1 mo. 


, 1775. 


Samuel Stevens, 


Cl 


15, 


3 m.o. 


, 1777. 


Eunice Stevens, 


iC 


19, 


1 mo. 


, 1779. 


William Stevens, 


(I 


23, 


9 mo. 


, 1780. 


Ethan Stevens, 


(( 


27, 


3 mo. 


, 1782. 


Susannah Stevens, 


11 


19, 


10 mo. 


, 1783. 


Joel Stevens, 


n 


22, 


5 mo. 


, 1785. 


Chloe Stevens, 


(( 


27, 


1 mo. 


, 1787. 


Persis Stevens, 


11 

•I. 


20, 


1 mo. 
[12] 


, 1789. 


Moses Stevens, 


(( 


27, 


1 mo., 


1791. 


Ezra Stevens, 


it 


25, 


5 mo.. 


1794. 



Children of Solomon and Remembrance Hoxie. 
Betty Hoxie, b. Vassalboro, 4, 9 mo., 1792. 
John Hoxie, ** Sidney. 17, 2 mo., 1795. 

Ruth Hoxie, " " ' 9, 2 mo., 1797. 

Lydia Hoxie, '* " 2, 8 mo., 1799. 

Children of Peleg and Ruby Delano. 

Silas Hoxie Delano, b. Vassalboro, 1, 11 mo., 1792. 

Betty Hoxie Delano, " Sidney, 14, 7 mo., 1794. 

Abel Delano, " " 3, 6 mo., 1796. 

Ruby & Anne Delano, " " 19, 11 mo., 1798. 

Nathan Breed, died 2, 1 mo., 1840. 
Anne Breed (his wife), died 26, 2 mo., 1815. 
Children. 



Hannah Breed, b. 


Vassalboro, 21, 2 i 


no., 1793. Died 13, 5 mo., 

1803. 


Moses Sleeper Breed, ^' 


({ 


3, 9: 


mo., 1794. " 4, 8 mo., 

1824. 


Mary Breed, " 


n 


13, 9 


tno., 1795. " 9, 2 mo., 

1797. 


Ebenezer Breed, " 


(( 


11, 12 


mo., 1797. 


Ruth Breed, " 


(I 


11, 8 


mo., 1799. Married Wil- 


Nathan Breed, " 


(I 


28, 8 


ham Frye. 
mo., 1801. 


Ann Alexander Breed, " 


[13] 


19, 8 


mo., 1804. 


Amos Breed, " 


20, 11 mo., 1806. 




David Hoxie. 








Rebecca Hoxie, his wife. 








Children [b. Fairfield]. 
Allen Hoxie, 


b. 12,9 


mo., 1787. 




James Hoxie, 


'' 12,7 


mo., 1790. 


Died 4, 9 mo., 1799. 


Eunice Howland Hoxie, 


" 10,3 


mo., 1793. 




Sarah Hoxie, 


" 12,6 


mo., 1795. 


'' 3, 9 mo., 1799. 


William Hoxie, 


*' 1,4 


mo., 1798. 


" 3, 4 mo., 1800. 


Sarah Hoxie, 


" 30,5 


mo., 1801. 





b. 7, 


1 mo., 1788. 


" 29, 


8 mo., 1789. 


" 21, 


7 mo., 1791. 


" 10, 


11 mo., 1793. 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, 73 

Stuart Foster. 
Jerusha Foster (his wife). 
Children [b. Winthrop]. 

Wadsworth Foster, b. 

Ohver Foster, 

Sybil Foster, 

Moses Foster, 

Jeremiah Butler. 
Hannah Butler (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Robinson Butler, b. 9, 1 mo., 1784. 

Hepzibah Butler, " 8, 10 mo., 1787. 

Phineas Butler, '' 7, 3 mo., 1792. 

114] 
Moses Butler, '' 22, 3 mo., 1797. 

Jabez Jenkins, died 25, 10 mo., 1838. 
Elizabeth Jenkins (his wife), died 7, 8 mo., 1814. 
Children. 

Deliverance Jenkins. 

Moses Jenkins. 

William Jenkins. Died 10, 11 mo., 1830. 

Jabez Jenkins. " 8, 7 mo., 1890. 

Isaac Jenkins, b. Vassalboro, 24, 3 mo., 1802. 

Stephen Jenkins. 
[Jabez and Elizabeth Jenkins and all of their children except Isaac were 
received by certificate from Falmouth 27, 5 mo., 1801.] 

Harper Bowerman, 

Elizabeth Bowerman (his wife), died 17, 8 mo., 1801. 
Children [b. Fairfield]. 

Joseph Bowerman, b. 13, 10 mo., 1794. 

Daniel Bowerman, '^ 20, 5 mo., 1797. 

ApoUos Jones. 
Hope Jones (his wife). 
Children [b. Fakfield]. 

Paul Jones, b. 15, 8 mo., 1794. 

Ruth Jones, ** 3, 4 mo., 1798. 

Isaac Cole, died 22, 4 mo., 1807. 
Anna Cole (his wife), died 14, 12 mo., 1814. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

[15] 
Joseph Howland Cole, b. 10, 9 mo., 1803. 
Henry Getchell Cole, '' 5, 7 mo., 1806. 

Dorothy Howland, died 15, 12 mo., 1814. 
WilHam Howland, " 22, 5 mo., 1824. 

Phebe Taber,- '' 4, 1 mo., 1815. 

Lydia wife of Barnabas Taber, died 26, 5 mo., 1849. 

Children of Barnabas & Lydia Taber [b. Vassalboro]. 

Sarah Taber, b. 17, 2 mo., 1795. Married Robert Winslow. 

Died 28, 8 mo., 1826. 
Daniel Taber, *' 20, 1 mo., 1797. 
Joseph Taber, ** 25, 12 mo., 1798. 

Phebe Taber, " 15, 1 mo., 1801. Married Robert Winslow. 
Bethiah Taber, '' 1, 3 mo., 1803. " John B. Hawkes. 

Died 20, 11 mo., 1833. 



74 Friends' Records at Vassalhorough, Me, [Jan. 

WilHam Taber, " 19, 2 mo., 1805. 

Jacob Taber, " 6, 10 mo., 1807. Married Mary R. Starkey. 

Silas Taber, " 13, 6 mo., 1809. Died 7, 2 mo., 1814. 

Lydia Taber, " 1, 11 mo., 1814. Married Geo. R. Buffum. 

David Bowerman, died 24, 4 mo., 1795. 

Hamiah Bowerman (his wife), died 15, 6 mo., 1794. 

John Burton. 

Peace Burton (his wife) . 

Children of John and Peace Burton [b. Fairfield]. 

[16] 
David Burton, b. 10, 6 mo., 1795. Died 13, 10 mo., 1799. 
Hannah Burton, " 25, 1 mo., 1797. 
Joseph Burton, " 9, 1 mo., 1799. 
David Burton, '' 13, 9 mo., 1801. 

Children of Abel & Anna Hoxie [b. Fairfield]. 
Isaac Hoxie, b. 1, 10 mo., 1796. 

Hezekiah Hoxie, " 22, 9 mo., 1798. 
Samuel Hoxie, " 10, 8 mo., 1800. Died 26, 9 mo., 1800. 

Children of Silas and Patience Taber [b. Vassalboro]. 

Lois Taber, b. 1, 12 mo., 1796. 

Rebecca Taber, " 17, 3 mo., 1798. 

Huldah Taber, " 21, 10 mo., 1799. 

Eunice Taber, " 6, 1 mo., 1802. 

Paul Taber, " 15, 7 mo., 1803. 

Simpson Taber, " 26, 2 mo., 1805. 

Franklin Taber, " 16, 8 mo., 1806. 

Amos Taber, " 21, 3 mo., 1808. 

Sylvanus Hussey, died 25, 11 mo., 1827. 
Ruth Hussey (his wife), Cert, from Dover 23, 4 mo., 1796. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Batchelor Hussey, b. 24, 10 mo., 1796. 

Eunice Hussey, " 5, 5 mo., 1799. 

Huldah Hussey, " 26, 3 mo., 1804. 

[17] 

Sarah Hussey, " 10, 1 mo., 1810. 

Obadiah Butler. 
Deborah Butler (his wife). 
Children [b. Sidney]. 

Anstrus Butler, b. 2, 4 mo., 1792. 

Stephen Butler,' " 15, 7 mo., 1795. 

Athiael Butler, " 28, 2 mo., 1807. 

Ezra Briggs. 
Mary Briggs (his wife). 
Children. 

Irene Briggs, b. Winthrop, # 15, 11 mo., 1793. 
Hannah Briggs, *' HalloweU, 9, 1 mo., 1796. 

Susanna Briggs, " " 4, 12 mo., 1797. Died 17, 9 m.o., 

1800. 
Enos Briggs, " " 17, 11 mo., 1799. " 21, 9 mo.. 



Eunice Briggs, " " 8, 8 mo., 1801. 

Isaac Hussey, died 2, 7 mo., 1823. 

Hannah Hussey (his wife), died 25, 11 mo., 1819. 



1800. 



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Frierids* Records at Vassalborough, Me. 



75 



Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Sarah Hussey, b. 20, 11 mo., 1796. Died 

9, 6 mo., 1800. 



Paul Hussey, 
John Hussey, 
Jane Hussey, 
Elmira Hussey, 



<( 



(( 



li 



(( 



(t 



25, 2 mo., 1805. 
21, 9 mo., 1808. 

18, 10 mo., 1813. 

[18] 
29, 6 mo., 1816. 

19, 11 mo., 1818. 



(( 



9, 12 mo., 1796. 
20, 1 mo., 1809. 



(( 



<( 



Otis Hussey, 
Mary Hussey, 

Gibbs THton. 
Huldah Tilton (his wife). 
Children. 

Pamelia Tilton, b. Vassalboro, 26, 7 mo., 1798. 

John Tilton, 



18, 7 mo., 1816. 
8, 3 mo., 1819. 



It 



i< 



a 
It 

(C 

u 



Stephen Tilton, 
Hannah Tilton, 
Zadoc Tilton, 
Jane Tilton, 

Benjamin Bowerman. 

Phebe Bowerman (his wife). 
ChHdren [b. Fairfield]. 
Anna Bowerman, 
Lydia Bowerman, 
Barnabas Bowerman, 



tt 

tc 



Fairfax,* 



5, 6 mo., 1800. 

12, 12 mo., 1802. 

26, 7 mo., 1807. 

1, 4 mo., 1805. 

20, 9 mo., 1809. 



Died 5, 11 mo., 
1805. 



(( 



tt 



b. 14, 7 mo., 1797. 
9, 7 mo., 1799. 
5, 3 mo., 1801. 

Children of Remington, Jr., and Margaret Hobby [b. Vassalboro]. 
Eunice Hobby, b. 18, 8 mo., 1798. Married Caleb Nichols. 

15, 6 mo., 1800. " Joseph Cook. 

19, 6 mo., 1802. 
25, 10 mo., 1804. 

[19] 



Sarah Hobby, 
Jane Hobby, 
Esther Hobby, 



It 
tt 
tt 



tt 
tt 



Tobias Varney.^ 
Margaret Varney (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Henry Varney, b. 

Moses Varney, 

John Buffum Varney, 

Child of James & Hannah Bean. 
Almira Bean, b. 8, 11 mo., 1817. 

Isaiah Gifford. 
Hannah Gifford (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 



7, 9 mo., 1807. Died 2, 11 mo., 1833. 
7, 3 mo., 1810. 
10, 10 mo., 1815. " 21, 9 mo., 1829. 



Bethia Gifford, 
Mary Gifford, 
William Gifford, 
Lydia Gifford, 
Huldah Gifford, 
Sarah Gifford, 



Daniel Gifford, 
Eliza Ann Gifford, 



b. 
tt 

tt 

tt 

tt 

tt 



8, 3 mo., 1798. Died 1, 2 mo., 1799. 
18, 11 mo., 1799. 

8, 10 mo., 1802. 
15, 5 mo., 1805. 
24, 11 mo., 1808. 

3, 4 mo., 1811. 



Died, Winthrop, 27, 3 

in 
Mar- 



tt 
tt 



5, 8 mo., 1815. 
17, 8 mo., 1819. 



mo., 1892. Buried 
No. Vassalboro. 
ried Hussey. 



Now Albion. 



76 



Friends' Records at Vassalboroughj Me, 



[Jan. 



Edward Waine. 

Anne Waine (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Mary Waine, b. 22, 4 mo., 1797. Married Jacob Southwdck. 



Anne Waine, " 26, 8 mo., 1799. 



« 



u 



(( 



[20] 

Eliza Waine, '' 24, 1 mo., 1801. 

Nathaniel Hawkes, died 20, 2 mo., 1814. 
Hannah Hawkes (his wife). 
Children [b. Winslow]. 

John Buffum HawkeSj 

Jane Hawkes, 

Eliza Ann Hawkes, 

Daniel Robbins. 
Eunice Robbins (his wife). 
Children [b. Winthrop]. 

Hannah Robbins, b, 6, 2 mo., 1795. 

Mary Robbins, " 7, 11 mo., 1797. 

William Winslow. 
Sarah Winslow (his wife). 
Children. 

Phebe Winslow, 

Abagail Winslow, 

Sally Winslow, 

Jane Winslow, 



John 
member. 



Bush, not a 



b. 2, 12 mo., 1805. 
30, 5 mo., 1809. 
6, 3 mo., 1812. Died 11, 12 mo., 1827. 



b. Winslow, 
Belgrade, 



(I 



tt 



tt 



(( 



n 



ii 



(I 



II 



Mary Gardner Winslow, " Vassalboro, 
Charles Winslow, 
Huldah Mower Winslow, ' 
Harriet Winslow, 

[21] 

Moses Starkey, died 9, 8 mo., 1842. 
Emiice Starkey, (his wife), died 16, 4 mo., 1816. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Daniel Starkey, 
Eliza Starkey, 



31, 1 mo., 1805. 
13, 7 mo., 1806. 
26, 12 mo., 1807. 
29, 7 mo., 1809. Died 

Vassalboro, 10, 10 mo., 

1810. 

29, 7 mo., 1811. 

18, 6 mo., 1813. 

24, 1 mo., 1815. 

4, 7 mo., 1816. 



b. 22, 6 mo., 1797. 
17, 1 mo., 1799. 



II 



Rebecca Starkey, 



Mary Rotch Starke}^ 
William Rotch Starkey, 
Moses Taber Starkey, 
Eunice Starkey, 



(( 



9, 1 mo., 1801. 



C( 



II 



II 



(( 



({ 



DiedSl, 12mo., i824. 
Married Reuben 
Bracket. Died 9, 
11 mo., 1837. 
Married Stephen 
Wing; 2d, Heze- 
kiah Pope. Died 
25, 9 mo., 1878. 

17, 12 mo., 1806. Married Jacob Taber. 
4, 12 mo., 1808. 

22, 11 mo., 1811. 
2, 8 mo., 1813. 

18, 11 mo., 1815. 



Susan Starkey, 
Jennet Starkey second wife of Moses Starkey 

Children of Moses & Jennet Starkey [b. Vassalboro]. 
Henry Warren Starkey, b. 6, 9 mo., 1819. Died 25, 9 mo., 1840. 
Charles Warren Starkey, *' 5, 6 mo., 1821. " 21, 10 mo., 1840. 
Thomas Caprin Starkey, " 21, 6 mo., 1823. '' 18, 10 mo., 1840. 
John Warren Starkey, " 13, 4 mo., 1825. " Vassalboro, 25, 

10 mo., 1891. 



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Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, 



77 



John Dow. 

Zilpah Dow (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Hannah Dow, b. 5, 2 mo., 1798. 

Otis Dow, " 5, 11 mo., 1799. 

[22] 

Ebenezer Allen. 
Hannah Allen (his wife). 
Chndren [b. Fairfield]. 



Daniel Allen, b. 16, 

Ansel Allen, " 15, 

Frances Allen, " 19, 

Barnabas Allen, " 10, 

Zaccheus Allen, " 2, 

Meribah Allen, " 25, 

Harper Allen, " 25, 

Richard Robinson. 
Hope Robinson (his wife). 
ChUdi'en. 

Gideon Robinson, b. 

Elizabeth Robinson, 

Rhoda Robinson, 

Daniel Robinson, 

Edmond Robinson, 

Sarah Robinson, 

Peter Hussey. Died 24, 11 mo., 
Lucy Hussey, his wife. 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

John Wigham Hussey, 
Isaac Hussey, 
Nathan Hussey, 
Eliza Hussey, 



Peter Hussey, Jr., 



6 mo., 1787. 
3 mo., 1789. 

2 mo., 1791. 

3 mo., 1793. 
9 mo., 1794. 
2 mo., 1797. 

4 mo., 1799. 



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9, 12 
12, 9 

26, 3 
24, 8 

27, 1 
18, 3 

1857. 



mo. 
mo. 
mo. 
mo. 
mo. 
mo. 



1788. 
1790. 
1792. 
1794. 
1797. 
1799. 



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[23] 

17, 9 mo., 1798. 
16, 11 mo., 1800. 
25, 5 mo., 1803. 
22, 8 mo., 1805. 

13, 2 mo., 1808. 



Married Moses Os- 
borne, 24, 10 mo., 
1844. Died, 1886. 

Drowned 30, 5 mo., 

1827. 






22, 11 mo 



1810. 
4, 8 mo., 1813. 



Lincoln Hussey, 

Samuel Fothergill Hussey, 

Moses Wadsworth. 
Hannah Wadsworth (his wife). 
Children [b. Winthrop]. 

Daniel Wadsworth, b. 15, 5 mo., 1799. 

Ephraim Wadsworth, " 16, 3 mo., 1801. 

Marmaduke Gifford. 
Lydia Gifford (his wife). 
Child. 

Stephen Gifford, b. Fairfield, 19, 7 mo., 1799. 

Christopher Gardner, b. Nantucket, 24, 8 mo., 1746. 

Jethro Gardner, " " 

Stephen Nichols, died 8, 8 mo., 1853. 
Lydia Nichols (his wife), died 23, 10 mo., 1843 [sic]. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 



Died 10, 5 mo., 1814. 
3, 4 mo., 1814. 



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[Jan. 



Rebecca Nichols, 



Eunice Nichols, 



b. 13, 1 mo., 1800. 



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Hannah Nichols, 

Lydia Nichols, 

David Nichols, 

Thomas Butman Nichols, 



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21, 2 mo., 1802. 

[24] 
2, 12 mo., 1804. 



Married Daniel Ta- 
ber. Died 14, 
11 mo., 1884. 
Joseph Ta- 
ber. 



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II 



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James 
Combs. 
Daniel Hol- 
way. 
Died20, 5mo., 1824. 
Married Rachael 
Holder. Died 30, 
12 mo., 1889. 
Hannah P. Nichols, 3 wife of Stephen Nichols. Died 9, 6 mo., 1851. 
Children of Stephen & Hannah P. Nichols [b. Vassalboro]. 
Stephen Nichols, Jr., b. 29, 6 mo., 1831. Married Louisa J. Hobby. 



17, 10 mo., 1806. 

23, 5 mo., 1808. 
31, 1 mo., 1813. 



Olive Wing Nichols, 

Asa Gay. 

Nancy Gay (his wife) . 
Children [b. Camden]. 

Sarah Gay, 

Charles Gay, 

Ephraim Gay, 

Mary Gay, 

David Gay, 

WiUiam Gay, 

Asa Gay, Jr., 

Nancy Gay, 

Hiram Gay, 

Cyrus Gay, 

Eliphalet Gay, 



({ 



31, 1 mo., 1833. 



ti 



James H. Cook. 



b. 



2, 11 mo. 
11, 9 mo. 

26, 1 mo. 

29, 3 mo. 

27, 7 mo. 

30, 10 mo. 
8, 4 mo. 
6, 7 mo. 

19, 11 mo. 

19, 5 mo. 

8, 9 mo. 

[25] 

Benjamin Gardner, died 30, 6 mo., 1837. 
Phebe Gardner (his wife), died 25, 1 mo. 
Children [b. Harlem*]. 

Daniel Gardner, b. 

John Gardner, 

Lydia Gardner, 

Hannah Gardner, 

Levi Gardner, 



1791. 
1795. 
1797. 
1798. 
1799. 
1800. 
1802. 
1803. 
1804. 
1806. 
1807. 



1854. 



Died 20, 5 mo., 1804. 



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Mary Gardner, 
Ruth Gardner, 
Hannah Gardner, 



Lydia Gardner, 
Eunice Gardner, 



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28, 6 mo., 1800. 

17, 11 mo., 1801 [sic]. 

13, 3 mo., 1802. Died 23, 4 mo., 1802. 

25, 3 mo., 1803. " 1, 11 mo., 1803. 

30, 8 mo., 1805. Married Eliza Paddock. 

Died 16, 12 mo., 1880, 
24, 5 mo., 1807. 

27, 1 mo., 1809. Died 19, 10 mo., 1810. 

28, 1 mo., 1809. Married David Robinson, 

Daniel Rowe, Died 3, 3 
mo., 1884. 
6, 1 mo., 1811. Died 20, 5 mo., 1831. 
24, 3 mo., 1813. Married Moody Burgess, 

not a member. 



Samuel Toby, died 16, 3 mo., 1814. 
CaroUne Toby (his wife). 
Children [b. Bristol]. 



Now China. 



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Martin Toby, 


b. 3, 1 mo., 1801. Died 7, 2 mo., 1817. 


Edward Toby, 


" 6, 5 mo., 1802. " 27, 9 mo., 1812. 


WiUiam Toby, 


" 13, 2 mo., 1804. 


Samuel Boyd Toby, 


" 12, 11 mo., 1805. 


Ezekiel Farrow. 




Miriam Farrow (his wife). 


* 


Hannah Farrow. 


Died 25, 12 mo.. 1840. 


Children of Ezekiel & Miriam Farrow [b. Bristol]. 




[26] 


James Farrow, b. 


22, 8 mo., 1797. 


Phebe Farrow, ^' 


5, 3 mo., 1800.. 


Samuel Taylor. 




Elizabeth Taylor (his wife) 


• 


Children [b. Belgrade]. 




Sally Taylor, b. 


20, 7 mo., 1792. 


David Taylor, " 


16, 4 mo., 1794. 


Polly Taylor, " 


6, 11 mo., 1795. 


Samuel Taylor, '' 


8, 9 mo., 1797 


Isaiah Taylor, *' 


12, 7 mo., 1799. 


John Taylor, 


9, 3 mo., 1801. 


Anne Vinal, dau. David & Mary Vinal, b. 8, 11 mo., 1792. Died 8, 4 mo., 


1797. 




Jane Donnel, b. Bremen, formerly Bristol, died Bremen, 14, 1 mo., 1848. 


Ephraim Clark. 




OUve Clark (his wife). 


t 


Children [b. Harlem*]. 




Miriam Clark, b. 


25, 6 mo., 1796. 


. Jonathan Clark, *' 


22, 11 mo., 1797. 


Anna Clark, " 


31, 3 mo., 1799. 


Thomas Clark, " 


23, 6 mo., 1800. 


Amos Clark, " 


8, 1 mo., 1802. 


Hannah Clark, ** 


12, 6 mo., 1803. Married Paul Taber. 




[27] 


Lydia Clark, 


30, 9 mo., 1804. 


Church Clark, " 


25, 2 mo., 1806. 


Scotter Clark, " 


8, 7 mo., 1808. 


Akempis Clark, '' 


10, 10 mo., 1809. 


Olive Clark, 


11, 7 mo., 1811. Married Micaj ah Dudley. 



Jerusha Fish, b. 20, 12 mo., 1732. Died 25, 9 mo., 1807 

I^emuel Hawkes. 
Abigail Hawkes (his wife). 
Children. 

Winslow Hawkes, 
Isaac Harlem Hawkes, 



b. Windham, 1, 8 mo., 1800. 
10, 3 mo., 1802. 



John Hawkes, 
Mary Hawkes, 

Eunice Hawkes, 
Lavinia Hawkes, 



<< 

It 
ti 



Harlem,* 



n 



It 



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Married Es- 
ther Hob- 

by. 

3, 11 mo., 1803. 

20, 6 mo., 1805. Married Lot 

Jones. 

20, 4 mo., 1807. 

31, 12 mo., 1808. Married No- 
ah Jones. 



Now China. 



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Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me. 



[Jan. 



Abra Hawkes, 


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ti 


20, 


9 mo., 1810. 


Emeline Hawkes, 


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28, 


1 mo., 1813. Married 
James Myers. 



David Allen, b. Falmouth, 20, 12 mo., 1767. 
Sarah (his wife), b. 13, 11 mo., 1766. 
Children. 



Solomon Allen, b 


K Falmouth 


18, 1 mo., 1791. 


Abigail Allen, ' 


No. Yarmouth, 16, 10 mo., 1792. 




[28] 




Lydia Allen, " 


ii 


20, 7 mo., 1794. 


Daniel Allen, '' 


(I 


21, 11 mo., 1795. 


Dorcas Allen, " 


11 


20, 4 mo., 1797. 


Robert AUen, " 


Falmouth, 


23, 4 mo., 1799. 


Moses Allen, " 


Vassalboro, 


1, 7 mo., 1801. 


Josiah D. Allen, " 


11 


7, 2 mo., 1803 [sic]. 


Hannah Allen, " 


u 


15, 3 mo., 1803 [sic]. Died 26, 

3 mo., 1806 


Zadock Crowell. 






Rhoda Crowell (his wife). 






Children [b. Belgrade]. 






Datey Crowell, b. 


22, 3 mo.. 


1789. 


Joseph Crowell, " 


6, 12 mo.. 


1790. 


Rhoda Crowell, " 


16, 12 mo.. 


1792. 


Cynthia Crowell, " 


22, 5 mo.. 


1794. 


Zadock Crowell, '' 


13, 2 mo.. 


1798. 


Azubah Crowell, " 


22, 1 mo.. 


1800. 


Nathan Crowell, ''' 


22, 2 mo., 


1802. 


Ephraim Hammon. 






Hannah Hammon (his wife) 


» 




Children [b. Sidney]. 






Phear Hammon, 


b. 19, 


8 mo., 1785. 


Geo. & Rebecca Hammon, " 28, 


8 mo., 1787. 




[29] 




Rossne Hammon, 


'' 24, 


5 mo., 1789. 


Ephraim Hammon, 


" 30, 


8 mo., 1792. 


Edah Hammon, 


" 8, 


12 mo., 1795. 


Jacob Hammon, 


'' 1, 


4 mo., 1798. 


Hannah Hammon, 


" 12, 


5 mo., 1802. 



Joseph Spaulding. 
Mary Spaulding (his wife) . 
Children [b. Fairfield]. 

Lydia Spaulding, b, 29, 5 mo., 1799. 

John Spaulding, '* 14, 8 mo., 1801. 

Adam Wing. 
Content Wing (his wife). 
Child. 
Joseph Wing, b. Sidney, 12, 12 mo., 1800. 

Thomas Rogers, died 23, 12 mo., 1832. 
Mary Rogers (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Sarah Rogers, b. 1, 3 mo., 1787. 

Levi Rogers, " 10, 9 mo., 1788. 

Mary Rogers, " 21, 3 mo., 1790. 



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Thomas Rogers, 
Lydia Rogers, 
Anstress Rogers, 



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II 



25, 10 mo., 1793. 
22, 8 m^., 1795. 
22, 4 mo., 1797. 

[30] 
John Nichols. Rec'd by Cert, from Berwick. Died 2, 8 mo., 1855. 



Abigail Nichols (his wife), 
Children. 
Phebe Nichols, 

Mary Nichols, 



Sarah Nichols 

Hannah Nichols 
Dorcas Nichols, 



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twins. 



3, 12 mo., 1855. 

b. Berwick, 9, 10 mo., 1799. Married 

Cornelius Douglas. 
Vassalboro, 25, 10 mo., 1801. Married 

Jabez Jenkins. Died 12 

mo., 1826. 
29, 4 mo., 1804. Married 

Jabez Jenkins 25, 9 mo., 

1828. Died 23, 4 mo., 

1881. 
29, 4 mo., 1804. Died 13, 

5 mo., 1804. 
13, 3 mo., 1807. 

2 mo., 1821. 



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21, 



Barnabas Allen, 
Lvdia Allen (his wife). 
Children [b. Fairfield]. 

Patience Allen, b. 8, 1 mo., 1800. 

Oliver Allen, " 9, 8 mo., 1801. 

Robert Hanson. 
Elizabeth Hanson (his wife). 
Children [b. Lincoln] 

Moses Hanson, 

Timothy Hanson, 

Rufus Hanson, 

Jane Hanson, 

James Hussey. 
Bethia Hussey (his wife). 
Children. 



b. 29, 1 mo., 1808. 

27, 3 mo., 1809. Married Almira S. Bean. 
17, 10 mo., 1810. Died 4, 12 mo., 1810. 

28, 12 mo., 1811. Married Asa Jones. 



Benjamin B. Hussey, 
Sarah Hussey, 

Stephen Hussey, 
Thomas Butman Hussey 



Elizabeth Hussey, 



Huldah Hussey, 



[31] 



Youngest children of James & Bethia Hussey. 
Esther Hussey, 
James Henry Hussey, b. 8, 8 mo., 1818. 

Barnabas Robinson. 
Hannah Robinson (his wife). 



b. Vassalboro, 22, 7 mo., 1801. 

23, 5 mo., 1803. Mar- 
ried Daniel Foster. 

8, 7 mo., 1805. 

9, 11 mo., 1807. Mar- 
ried Mary Chandler, 
Elizabeth Carter. 

30, 10 mo., 1809. Mar- 
ried Daniel Cook. 
Died, Unity, Me., 14, 
4 mo., 1899. 
8, 11 mo., 1812. Mar- 
ried Frederick Win- 
gate. 



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Married Henry Jones. 



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Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 



[Jan. 



Children [b. Sidney]. 
John Robinson, 
Meribah Robinson, 
Susannah Robinson, 
Temperance Robinson, 
Micajah Robinson, 
Remington Robinson, 
Deborah Robinson, 

Thomas Butman, b. Beverly, [Mass.], 13, 6 mo., 1774. 
Alice Butman (his wife), b. Lynn, [Mass.], 15, 2 mo., 1772. 
Children. 

Mary Butman, b. Lynn, [Mass.], 15, 8 mo., 1798. 

Anna Butman, '' Vassalboro, 9, 1 mo., 1801. 

Micajah CoUins Butman, *' " 22, 12 mo., 1802. 



b. 15, 


8 mo., 


1790. 


" 28, 


1 mo.j 


1792. 


" 27, 


9 mo., 


1794. 


" 22, 


6 mo., 


1796. 


" 4, 


7 mo., 


1798. 


'' 11, 


7 mo., 


1799. 


" 7, 


12 mo.. 


1801. 



[To be continued] 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. End, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 

WILLINGTON 
WiLLiNGTON Hill Old Cemetery 

[Continued from vol. 68, page 338] 

Elijah C. son of Austin & Sophronia Pearl died Dec. 8, 1864 of wounds 

received in battle near Cedar Creek, Va. Oct. 13, 1864. Ae. 23. 
George G. son of Austin & Sophronia Pearl died July 11, 1831 aged 4 y'rs & 

11 mo's. 
Miss Lois, daughter of Mr. Timothy & Mrs. Lois Pearl who died Sept. 19th, 

A.D. 1807 in the 23d year of her age. 
Lois Pearl died Sept. 24, 1850 aged 86. 
Capt. Timothy Pearl who departed this Hfe Octr 19th, 1789 In the 66th 

"Vpo-n f\f bis Asre 

Timothy Pearl died July 2, 1834. Ae. 71. 

Rev. William Pease, Pastor of the Baptist Church, died May 28, 1866, aged 55. 

Charles W. son of Marvin & Eunice Peck died Nov. 1, 1831. Ae. 1 yr. & 

11 m's. 
Clarasa, daug'r of Mr. James & Mrs. Clarasa Peck who died May 18, 1805 

aged 10 months. 
Eunice W. wife of Marvin Peck, born Aug. 21, 1794 died Feb. 6, 1870. 
George Peck died March 9, 1880. Aged 81. 

Martha, his wife died March 31, 1880. Aged 79, 
Harriet E. wife of James Peck died Feb. 26, 1886. Aged 76 y'rs & 9 mo's. 
James Peck who died Feb. 23, 1808. Aet. 34. 
James Peck died March 3, 1851. Aged 45. 
Marvin Peck, born June 28, 1797 died Sept. 12, 1855. 
Mary I. daughter of Marvin & Eunice Peck died Oct. 21, 1839. Ae. 2 years. 
Roba Peck, wife of Thomas Peck died April 22, 1826. Ae. 78 y's. 
Thomas Peck who died May 23, 1820. Aet. 71. 

Mrs. Deborah, rehct of Mr. Timothy Pool died March 6, 1822. Ae. 81. 
Miss Deborah Pool died Oct. 15, 1823. Ae. 42, 
Mr. Timothy Pool died July 16, 1821. Ae. 82. 
Mrs. Amai, Daughter to Mr. John Poole & Mary his wife. She died June 27th, 

1775 in ye 24th year of her age. 



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Mr. John Poole: he died March 10, 1773 in ye 61st yr. of his Age. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. John Poole. She died April 26th, 1773 in ye 62d 

year of her Age. 
Almira Preston died July 30, 1869 aged 64. 
Amos Preston died Oct. 1864. Aged 82. 
Darius Prest©n died May 30, 1821. Ae. 89. 
Fear Glazier, wife of S. T. Preston, born Nov. 12, 1814 — died March 23, 

1891. 
Hannah, wife of Mr. Darius Preston who died Jan. 12, 1813 in the 72d year 

of her age. 
Hannah Preston died Jan. 23, 1837 aged 76. 
Henry S. son of Sylvester T. & Fear G. Preston died March 17, 1837. Ae. 

1 Mo. & 5 D's. 
Mrs. Jerusha, daughter of Mr. Darius & Mrs. Hannah Preston who died Jan. 

1792 in ye 23d year of her Age. 
Mr. Joshua Preston who died May 1st, 1810 in the 43 year of his age. 
Martha, wife of Amos Preston died Dec. 7, 1860 aged 81. 
Orrin, son of Amos & Patty Preston died Feby 22d, 1821 aged 4 months. 
Quartus, son of Amos & Martha Preston died Feb. 10, 1829 aged 6 years & 

6 months. 
Sylvester T. Preston born Aug. 5, 1808 — died March 15, 1887. 
Mrs. Hephzibah, rehct of Rev. Valentine W. Rathbone died Oct. 2, 1859 

aged 86. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Roswel Rice who died Jany 10th, 1796 in the 25th 

year of her Age. 
Armina, wife of Thomas Rider died Jan. 16, 1896. Aged 88. 
Betsey D. wife of D[e]a. Ruius Rider died July 29, 1870. Aged 84. 
Charles D. Rider died Dec. 14, 1882. Aged 44. 

DeUa A. his wife died Jan. 30, 1900. Aged 66. 
Clarissa, daughter of Talmon & Lucinda Rider died Oct. 15, 1838. M. 1 y*r. 
Mr. Hiram, son of Mr. Joseph Rider & Mrs. Mary his wife who died March 

the 23d, 1787 in the 22nd year of his Age. 
Jane, wife of Joseph Rider died Aug. 24, 1792 in the 47 yr. of her age. 
Joseph Rider died March 1, 1814 in the 77. yr. of his age. 
Juha, wife of Talmon Rider 2d, died April 13, 1834, aged 27 years. 
Mary, daughter of Mr. Joseph Rider & Mrs. Mary his wife who died May the 

29th 1780 in ye 15th year of her Age. 
Mrs. Mary Rider. 

Puanna, rehct of Joseph Rider died May 11, 1838, in the 83. yr. of her age. 
Dea. Rufus Rider died Sept. 15, 1847. JE. 63. 
Rufus Rider, Jr. died Dec. 9, 1869. Aged 58. 
Soplu-onia, wife of Thomas Rider died April 11, 1857. Aged 53. 
Talmon Rider, son of Dea. Rufus & Betsey Rider died Jan. 30, 1843, aged 34. 
Thomas Rider died Sept. 5, 1869. Aged 62. 
Earl S. Rogers, Co. B. 10 Regt. Conn. Vols, died May 1864. 
Mr. Eleazer, son of Mr. Nathan & Mrs. Hannah Root who died August 19th, 

1792 in ye 29th year of his Age. 
Ethel, son of Lieut. Nathan & Mrs. Hannah Root who died June ye 5th, 

1788 in ye 17th year of his Age. 
Mr. Isaac Root who departed this life Sept. 3d, 1778 in ye 39th year of his 

Age. 
Capt. Josiah Root who died March ye 26th, 1786 in ye 53d year of his Age. -• 
Louisa, wife of Eleazer Root & daughter of Thomas & Joanna Merrick died 

May 14, 1863 aged 72. 
Lieut. Wm. Root died Sept. 24, 1837. Aged 95. 
Mr. Samuel, Beloved Consort of Mrs. Lucy Ruggles who Departed this Life 

Octr ye 23d, 1778 in ye 27th year of his age. 

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84 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

Pascha, wife of Thomas Russ, daughter & only child of Doct. Silas Partridge 

died Dec. 4, 1838. Ats. 29 Y's. 
Thomas Russ died June 1, 1877. Aged 77. 

Clarissa E. his wife died Oct. 25, 1892. Aged 84. 
Betsey M. daughter of Hiram & Irene Ryder died Dec. 3, 1859. M. 18 y'rs 
George B. Ryder, Nov. 17, 1862 — Sept. 23, 1890. 
Marilda, wife of Richard Sale died March 31, 1868 aged 66. 
Mr. John Scott died Feb. 13, 1795. Ae. 66. 
Joseph Scott died Aug. 4, 1841, aged 77. 
Lucy, wife of Joseph Scott died May 28, 1850. Aged 82. 
Mrs. Mary, rehct of Mr. John Scott died Oct. 17, 1812. Ae. 79. 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Joseph Scott died May 2, 1815. Ae. 61. 
Abigail, wife of Cyrel Scripture died April 15, 1845. Aged 57. 
AHce, Avife of Eleazer Scripture died Dec. 1826. Aged 76. 
Aipheus Scripture died Oct. 23, 1846. Aged 69. 
Caroline, wife of Loren H. Scripture died Aug. 23, 1845. Ae. 26. 
C>Trel Scripture died Feb. 15, 1853. Ae. 68. 
Eleazer Scripture died August 18, 1815. Ae. 71. 
Elizabeth, wife of Aipheus Scripture died Sept. 21, 1865. Ae. 88 y'rs. 
Mrs. Hannah, wife to Mr. John Scripture who died Deem ye 22d, A.D. 1760 

in ye 40th year of her age. 
Mr. John Scripture who died August ye 20th, A.D. 1800 in the 85 year of 

his age. 
Leonard Scripture died Oct. 1, 1847. Aged 23. 

Ralph, son of Aipheus & EUzabeth Scripture died July 17, 1814. Ae. 15 mo. 
C. Elvira, wife of Freeman Severy died June 24, 1868, aged 32 y'rs. 5 m's. 
E. Henry, son of EUas & Atteresty Severy died Oct. 14, 1860 aged 26 Y'rs 

8 mo. 25 daj^s. 
Ehas Severy died May 1, 1886. Aged 83 Years. 
Etteresty, wife of Elias Severy died Sept. 22, 1884. Aged 84 Y'rs. 
Ida E. only daughter of Freeman & C. Elvira Severy died Feb. 2, 1868, aged 

8 years. 

Marshall Severy died Feb. 18, 1866. Aged 86. 

Daniel T. son of Daniel & Sophronia Shaffer died Mar. 7, 1834. Aged 11 

months. 
Eliza McFarlane, daughter of Daniel & Sophronia Shaffer died Feb. 19, 1867, 

aged 26 y'rs. 5 mo's. 
George E. son of Daniel & Sophronia Shaffer died Nov. 25, 1767 aged 11 y'rs 

5 mos. 19 days. 
Sarah F. daughter of Daniel & Sophronia Shaffer died Mar. 6, 1847. Ae. 

9 yrs. 9 mo's. 

Celinda, wife of Robert Sharp, who died May 20, 1823. Aet. 27. 

Juliana, 2nd wife of Robert Sharp died Nov. 4, 1862. Ae. 66 \ts. & 6 mo's. 

OUver W. son of Robert Sharp, Esq. died at Chicopee Falls, Mass. Nov. 30, 

1839. Ae. 22. 
Robert Sharp died Nov. 1, 1874. Ae. 83. 
Solomon Sharp died Nov. 24, 1807. Ae. 63. 

Rebecca his wife died Aug. 26, 1826. Ae. 76. 
Mr. Benjamin Sibley, who died Novm 2d, 1780 in ye 88th year of his Age. 
Mrs. Pressilla, wife of Mr. Benjamin Sibley who died Febr 1st, 1782 in ye 

75th year of her age. 
Eleazer Slafter died Oct. 1, 1860. Ae. 85. 

Horace, son of Eleazer & Polly Slafter died Jan. 8, 1807. Ae. 4 y'rs. 
Polly, wife of Eleazer Slafter died Sept. 20, 1863. Ae. 86. 
Mrs. Mehetable Smith, wife of Mr. David Smith died Feb. 18, 1806, aged 40. 
Bartholomew Snow died May 20, 1861. Aged 70. 
George E. son of George & Mary L. Snow died Oct. 15, 1866. Ae. 2 yrs. 



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Ruth, wife of Bartholomew Snow, died Sept. 23, 1868. Aged 78. 

Beza Soule Junr. died Oct. 9th, 1825. Aged 43 Years. 

Mary, widow of Beza Souie ched April 26, 1869. Ae. 77 yrs. & 7 mo's. 

Martha A. wife of Gilbert 0. South^vick died June 14, 1878. Ae. 32. 

Dwite H. son of Solyman & Annis Sparkes Died June 2, 1852, aged 3 years. 

Mr. Joseph Sparkes who died Jan. 26, 1826 aged 65. 

Caleb B. son of Origen & Calista Sparks died Oct. 3, 1852. M. 14. 

Cahsta, mfe of Origen Sparks died July 28, 1898 aged 88. 

Celenda M. daughter of Origen & Calista Sparks died Mar. 4, 1883. Aged 

44. Twin of Caleb B. 
Eleanor Sparks, wife of Joseph Sparks died May 2, 1843. Ae. 75. 
Ellen L. daughter of Solyman & Annis Sparks Died Feb. 20, 1848. JE, 

3 Mo's. 

Emily, wife of Joseph Sparks died April 6, 1867, aged 52. 

Maria L. daughter of Origen & Calista Sparks died March 29, 1851 aged 18. 

Mary, wife of Joseph Sparks died May 27, 1854. Aged 40 years. 

Origen Sparks died April 2, 1852 aged 52. 

. . . Roxana Sparks, daughter of Joseph & Eleanor Sparks born April 19, 

1791, died Nov. 11, 1857. 
SoljTnan Sparks died Mar. 23, 1881. Aged 74. 
Lucia C. wife of Norris Stanton, daughter of Samuel & Abigail Wilson, died 

July 24, 1861, aged 29. 
Warren Staunton, son of Lydia Robinson who died Sept. the 22d, A.D. 1802 

aged 3 years 2 months & 18 days. 
Thomas T. son of Mr. Thomas & Mrs. Sarah Stebbins died Feb. 1, 1818. 

Ae. 18 mo. 
Calista, daughter of Samuel & Calista Stiles died May 29, 1836. JE. 6 years. 
Mrs. Calista, wife of Mr. Samuel Stiles died Aug. 12, 1839. Aged 39. 
Marshal, son of Samuel & Calista Stiles died Nov. 23, 1828. M. 1 year. 
Marshall, son of Samuel & Calista Stiles Died Sept 27, 1839. M. 17 mo's. 
SaUy, wife of Mr. Samuel Stiles died April 12, 1824. Aged 32. 
Mr. Samuel Stiles died March 24, 1840. Aged 56. 
Seth, son of Seth & Rachel Stiles, died Oct. 8, 1826, aged 9 mo. 13 da. 
Elisha C. son of Wm. & Mary Still Died Feb. 16, 1850. M. 7 Mo's. 
Willie A. son of Isaac W. & Nancie L. StiU died July 22, 1864. Ae. 2 >ts. & 

5 days. 
Frank W. son of William H. & Hannah M. Stills died Sept. 15, 1855. JE. 

4 mo's. 

Mr. Daniel Talcott, late of N. Boltoft, who died Novr 10th, A.D. 1807 in the 

46th year of his age. 
Mrs. Dorcas, wife of Mr. Elisha Taylor who died Nov. 8th, 1802 in the 76 

year of her age. 
Dorcas Taylor who died June 2, 1835. Aged 70. 
Elisha Taylor who died April 22, 1815. in the 90 year of his age. 
Experience, wife of Dea. Thomas Taylor who died May 19, 1809 in the 59th 

year of her age. 
Experience Taylor died March 5, 1831. Aged 52 years. 
t)ea. Thomas Taylor who died April 5th, 1815. Ae. 63. 
Betsey Topliff died Jan. 27, 1847 aged 44. 

Mr. Clement Topliff who died September 18th, 1808. Aged 82 years. 
Mr. Clement Topliff, son of Mr. Clement & Mrs. Ruth Tophff who departed 

this life Feb. 19th, A.D. 1816 in the 56th year of his age. 
Mr. Cyrus Topliff who died Nov. 3, A.D. 1823, aged 55 years. 
Jerome Topliff who died Jan. 8, 1834 in the 40 year of his age. 
Marcus L. Topliff was lost at sea Sept. 1848. Aged 32. 
Mrs. Margaret Topliff. She died October 28, A.D. 1740 & in ye year 74 of 

her age. 



86 



Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. i 



Mercy R. Topliff, wife of Mr. Cyrus Topliff who died Oct. 30, A.D. 1824. 

Aged 49 years. 
Ruth, daughr of Mr. Clement & Mrs. Ruth Topliff who died Sept. 1st, 1777 

in ye 5th year of her age. 
Mrs. Ruth Topliff, wife of Mr. Clement Topliff who died July 10, 1810, aged 

81 years. 
Samuel Topliff, son of Mr. Cyrus & Mrs. Mary Topliff who died Aug. 5, 1823, 

aged 17 years. 
Mr. Stephen, son to Mr. Clement Topliff & Mrs. Ruth his wife, who died 

May 29th, 1788 in ye 27th year of his age. 
Henry S. son of Da^dd B. & Betsey Torrey died Oct. 13, 1847. Aged 13 y'rs 

1 mo. & 23 d's. 
Azel Trask died May 11, 1860. Aged 65. 

Alfleta his wife died Nov. 29, 1858. Aged 61. 
Adeline, eldest daughter of John & Polly Turner, Born Aug. 19, 1808 — Died 

Nov. 17, 1871. 
Anna, wife of Chauncey Turner died April 11, 1845, aged 46. 
John Turner Born Sept. 17, 1780, died April 16. 1867. 
PoUy Hart, wffe of John Turner, Born Dec. 30, 1782 — Died Mar. 28, 1863. 
Mrs. Betsey, wife of Mr. Stephen Utley who died March 28, 1793 in the 33 

year of her age. 
Miss Belinda Vinton died Aug. 28, 1833. Aged 25. 
Lieut. David Vinton who died Dec. 8th, 1791 in the 65th year of his age. 
Mrs. Dorcas, wife of Mr. Seth Vinton died Jan. 14, 1800. Ae. 40. 
Eliza, daughter of Hosea & EHzabeth Vinton died April 24, 1840, M. 30. 
Elizabeth, wife of Hosea Vinton died April 15, 1854, aged 75. 
Emma F. daughter of Mary D. H. Vinton died Oct. 26, 1851. Aged 11 mo's. 
Harvey Vinton died Dec. 22, 1842. M. 26. 

Harvey B. son of Harvey & Mercy Vinton died Aug. 30, 1843. Aged 9 mo, 
Hosea Vmton died Oct. 14, 1863 aged 81. 

Jerusha F. daughter of Zerah & Polly D. Vinton died Dec. 21, 1846. M. 16. 
Miss Lydia, daughter of Mr. Seth & Mrs. Polly Vinton died Sept. 4, 1830. 

Ae. 27. 
Mary D. H. daughter of Zerah & PoUy Vinton died Feb. 9, 1853. Aged 30 

years. 
Polly, wife of Seth Vinton died April 12, 1853. Aged 84 y'rs. 
PoUy D. wife of Zerah Vinton died Jan. 28, 1846. M. 48. 
Ruth, wife of David Vinton died Nov. 4, 1814. Aged 87 years. 
Seth Vmton died May 25, 1848. Aged 92. 
Eleazer Owen Walcott, Jan. 13, 1819 — Nov. 28, 1853. 

Matilda Snow, his wife, Apr. 23, 1824 — Nov. 24, 1892. 

Their children. 
Henry Seymore, Aug. 1, 1847 — Sept. 12, 1847. 
George Herbert, July 24, 1850 — Mar. 27, 1854. 
Harriet M. wife of Jonathan C. Walker, died May 9, 1860. Aged 65. 
Samuel, infant son of J. C. & H. M. Walker died Jan. 23, 1837. Aged 7 mo'e. 
Samuel Walker died Dec. 24, 1856 aged 55. 
Mary Wesson died October 9, 1739 aged 18 months. 
Mrs. Anne Weston, wife, of Mr. James Weston died Feb. 28, 1814 in the 77th 

year of her age. 
Ellen E. daughter of Origin & Susan Weston died Feb. 9, 1846, aged 14 days. 
Ellen Maria, daughter of Jonathan & Susan L. Weston died Feb. 14, 1839 in 

the 13th year of her age. 
Henry Martyn, son of Jonathan & Susan L. Weston died Oct. 20, 1832. 

Aged 3 Years. 

[To be continued] 



1915] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 87 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 6 May 1914- A stated meeting of the Society was held 
in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the April meeting were approved, and the reports of the Coun- 
cil, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Nineteen resident members were elected by ballot. 

Rev. Frank Melville Kerr, D.D., of Hempstead, N. Y., spoke on Abraham 
Lincoln, using stereopticon views of subjects to which reference was made. He 
outlined Lincoln's career, dwelling especially on his personal characteristics as 
illustrating the beauty of his patriotism and the sublimity of his manhood. 

President Baxter spoke of the persistence of the names of Mordecai and Abra- 
ham in the Lincoln families. 

On motion of Mr. Scott a vote of thanks was extended to Dr. Kerr. 

7 October. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 p.m. In the absence of President Baxter, John Can-oil 
Chase, Vice-President for New Hampshire, presided. 

The minutes of the May meeting wer'e approved, and the reports of the Council, 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Forty resident members were elected by ballot. 

On motion of Henry Edwards Scott the following minute was adopted by a 
rising vote: 

Voted, That the New England Historic Genealogical Society hereby expresses its 
appreciation of the great loss that it has sustained in the death of William Sanford 
Hills, a tj^pical New England gentleman, a member of the Council, a practical geneal- 
ogist, and a generous friend of genealogical research. He was one of the largest con- 
tributors to the building-fund which made possible the erection of the present home of 
the Society, and his interest in the work of the Society never flagged, in spite of the 
grievous physical affliction which darkened the later years of his life. 

The paper of the afternoon was by John Ritchie, Jr., President of the Boston 
Scientific Society, on N^ooks and Corners of the Old Bay State. In describing the 
part of Massachusetts west of the Connecticut River the speaker told of his 
experiences while studying the geology of the region as well as in arranging outings 
for the Appalachian Mountain Club in the small hill towns, when he had to travel 
by obscure stage routes and had to go into places remote from railroads. The 
lantern slides, many of which were from his own camera, showed the beauty and 
grandeur of the scenery among the hills and the valleys. 

4 November. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 p.m., Vice-President Rust presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

The report of the Committee on Heraldry, submitted to the Council 6 May and 
by vote of the Council on 7 October printed and sent to members with the notice 
tor this meeting of the Society, was on motion of John Albree accepted, and the 
recommendations contained in this report were adopted, as follows: 

We recommend that every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in 
making it a matter of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat 
of arms or that any inhabitant of this country received a grant of arms be invited to 
offer the arms for record with this Society, together with the evidence relied on to prove 
such inheritance or grant, and that all coats proved to the satisfaction of a competent 
committee, either by proof which is absolutely conclusive or by proof which when 
weighed and tested in the spirit we have indicated affords good prima facie evidence, 
be accepted by the Society for record. 

We further recommend that the Society provide and keep books or other suitable 
means for recording the arms so accepted; that every coat accepted by the Society be 
accurately painted, tricked, or described; that when the arms are hereditary the 
pedigree of the settler, so far as it is well authenticated, be recorded with the arms, or 
that in lieu of such pedigree references be given to printed books or other accessible 
records in which an authentic pedigree may be found; and that an abstract of the 
evidence showing an hereditary right, with references to records, documents, monu- 
ments, etc., be made a part of the record. 



88 Notes [Jan. 

We further recommend that a card index to the arms ao recorded be kept, so that 
each coat and the character of the evidence on which it was accepted may easily be 
found; that fees barely sufficient to cover the cost of making and keeping the records 
and the index be charged; and that those who wish to furnish for the records suitable 
paintings, engravings, drawings, or photographs of arms which have been accepted be 
permitted to do so at their own expense. 

When a coat of arms is accepted for record, we recommend that the name and address 
of the person, or the names and addresses of the persons, who offer it be noted in the 
record, but that all pedigrees showing descent from original settlers or grantees be 
excluded. It is not intended that any committee in charge of these records should be 
burdened with the duty of passing on the authenticity of the pedigrees of persons 
claiming such descent. 

By ballot the following were elected members of the Nominating Committee: 
liawrence Brainerd, Mrs. Florence C. Howes, Edmund I. Leeds,. Mrs. Mary S. 
Ra-ndall, W^alter K. Watkins. 

Hon. Curtis Guild of Boston spoke on The Flags of the World and their History. 
During his administration as Governor of Massachusetts he became interested 
in the representation of the State seal, with the result that it was redi-awn and is 
now established by law. It w^as, he said, during the study of this subject that he 
was led to the study of flags; and in the address of the afternoon he told the 
history as well as the romance of the evolution of flags, not only those of the 
United States and of Massachusetts but also those of many other nations. The 
many silk flags shown were from the large collection that the speaker has made. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 
time as a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Register. 



Fitch. — In Register, vol. 57, pp. 415-416, the writer contributed some 

information found in the registers of St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshu'e, Eng., that 
located the English home of Zachary Fitch, who came to New England, evidently 
in the spring of 1638. In Register, vol. 63, pp. 162-164, Miss Elizabeth French 
furnished abstracts of several wills pertaining to this fainily. 

The following records give additional facts about the same family: 

From the Registers of St. Peters in St. Albans 

Baptisms, 1558-1650 

1633 Mary daughter of Jeremy Fitch 4 February [1633/4]. 

1636 John son of Jeremy and Mary Fitz 26 June. 

1639 Jeremie son of Jeremy and Joane Fitch 21 July. 

1641 Agnes daughter of Jeremy and Joane Fitch 29 May. 

1643 Sarah daughter of Jeremy Fitch 2 April. 

1645 Zacharias sonne of Jeremie Fitch 20 April. 

Marriages , 1 558-1 650 

1570 William Fytch and Margaret Corbyl 15 October. 

Burials, 1620-1650 

1630 Anne the wife of Jeremy Fitch 27 October. 
1635 Martha wife of Mr. Thomas Fitz 20 November. 
1638 Elizabeth* daughter of Zachary Fitch 30 March. 

* Probabl.y she was the child (name not given) baptized at St. Albans Abbey 21 Dec. 
1630. See Register, vol. 57, p. 416. From the date of this burial it is evident that 
Zachary Fitch emigrated in the spring or summer of 1638, and not in 1637. 



1915] Notes 89 

1638 Marv wife of Jeremie Fitch 26 April. 

1638 Ann Fitch widow* 2 May. 

1638 Jeremy son of Jeremy Fitch 5 May. 

1648 Jeremiah Fitch 12 September. 

From Marriage Licences, Archdeaconry of St. Albans 

1638 Jeremiah Fitch of St. Peters, widower, and Joan Briggs, maiden, 15 Sep- 
tember. 

From Feet of Fines f 

Final agreement made on the Octaves of St. Michael, 13 Charles I [7 Oct. 
1637], between Jeremiah Fitch, quer., and Zachariah Fitch and Mary liis wife, 
dsforc, of the moiety of one messuage, one garden, and one orchard, with appur- 
tenances, in the town of St. Albans. Quitclaim and warrant from said Zachariah 
and Mary and their heirs to said Jeremiah and his heirs, in consideration of £41. 
(Feet of Fines, Herts, Michaelmas Term, 13 Charles I.) 

118 Chancery Lane, London, Eng. J. Gardner Bartlett. 



Clarke. — Benjamin Clarke of Boston, feltmaker, whose will was proved 
16 Feb. 1746/7 (Register, vol. 49, p. 208), owned tomb No. 14, West Side (Tre- 
mont St.), in King's Chapel Burying Ground. His sons, Benjamin Clarke, 
brazier, who died 5 June 1811, and Christopher Clark, who died 6 Aug. 1815, 
were buried there as members of the family of Samuel Dunn, who married their 
niece Sarah Cutler, daughter of John and Mary (Clarke). This tomb descended 
to James C. Dunn, Mrs. Thomas Walley Phillips (Anna Dunn), and Jonathan 
Mason. 

The following deeds, given in abstract, show that the father of Benjamin 
Clarke, feltmaker or hatter, was Thomas Clarke of Ipswich, tailor, and that his 
grandfather was Thomas Clarke of Ipswich, tailor; and they also give the names 
ot his brothers and sister. 

Thomas Clarke of Marblehead, tailor, Jabez Clarke of Boston, hatter, Samuel 
Smith of Cambridge, blacksmith, and Sarah his wife, children of Thomas Clarke 
of Ipswich, tailor, lately deceased, constitute Benjamin Clarke of Boston, hatter, 
one other son of Thomas Clarke deceased, their attorney, 24 July 1729. (Essex 
Deeds, vol. 56, p. 195.) 

Benjamin Clarke of Boston, feltmaker, is appointed administrator de bonis no a 
of the estate of his grandfather, Thomas Clarke late of Ipswich, 11 Aug. 1729. 
Inventory of Mr. Thomas Clark, tailor, is filed 15 Oct. 1729. (Essex Probate 
Files, 5528.) 

Nathaniel Cross of Ipswich, attorney for Samuel Clark, Jonathan Clark, and 
John and Abigail Coleman, all of Southold, Island of Nassau, children of Thomas 
Clark of Ipswich, tailor, deceased, and also attorney for John Lord, Thomas 
Lord, Nathaniel Hart, Hannah Lord, Abigail Hart, and Sarah Lord, all children 
of Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Clark deceased, and Benjamin Clark of Boston, 
hatter, for himself and as attorney for his brothers Thomas and Jabez Clark and 
his sister Sarah Smith, all children of Thomas Clark son of the said Thomas Clark 
deceased, and Mary Wheeler of Ipswich, daughter of John Clark, son of said 
Thomas Clark deceased, convey to James Browne of Ipswich 3 acres at Plumb 
Island, 21 Nov. 1729. (P-]ssex Deeds, vol, 56, p. 170; see also vol. 56, p. 244, 
vol. 53, pp. 170, 215, 254, and vol. 59, p. 255.) 

Thomas Clark, tailor, and Mary Wheeler, the only surviving child of John 
Clark late of Newbury deceased, both of Ipswich, in consideration that their 
aged parent, Abigail Clark of Ipswich, being grown aged and unable to provide 
for herself . . . , agree to the sale to Samuel Wallis of 2 acres at a place Pequod 
Lotts in Ipswich, which theii' parent, Thomas Clark late of Ipswich deceased, 
bought of Mr. William Symonds; but be it understood that they make over to 
the said Wallis only their interest therein, said Thomas Clark's part being } and 
Mary Wheeler's }. Dated 12 Feb. 1725/6. (Essex Deeds, vol. 49, p. 201.) 

86 U viand Road, Cambridge, Mass. Virginia Hall. 

* She was widow of Hugh Fitch and mother of the emigrant Zachary Fitch and l)i« 
brother Jeremy Fitch. 

t Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



90 Notes [Jan. 

• 

KiLLiNGLY (Conn.) Marriages. — In the town meeting records of Killingly, 
Conn., 1728-1781, p. 3, between records dated 12 Jan. 1729 and the second 
Monday of Jan. 1729/30, appear the following stray marriages, in the hand- 
writing of Joseph Leavens, Town Clerk: 
Killingley March 28: 1725. William ford of providence and Abigail Robeson 
of Killingly ware Joined in marriag by ye Reverend Mr, John lisk pastor of 
the Chm-ch in Killingly. 
Killingley November 26: 1724. Starling Heath of pomfret and hannah Cutler 
of Killingley ware Joyned in marriage pr M"" John fisk pastor of the Church 
in Killingley. 
So far as could be discovered, these items were the only vital records contained 
in the volume. 

Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Tallman. — In the town records of Portsmouth, R. I., there is to be found the 
following deposition by Joseph Sheffield concerning a declaration made by Peter 
Tallman of Portsmouth on 13 Mar. 1702/3: 

Joseph Sheffield, one of her Majesties Assistants, testified that being in the 
house of Peter Tallman in Portsmouth, 13 March 1702/3, Peter declared: I am 
now 80 years of age, and in the year 1647 I came from Hambrough to the Island 
of Barbados, and within two years after my arrival I married with Ann Hill, the 
daughter of Phihip Hill and Ann his wife, and he was married in Christ Church 
Parish in said Island, and after seven or eight months after his marriage the said 
Tallman moved from the Island of Barbados to Rhode Island, bringing with him 
his wife and his wife's brother called Robert Hill, as likewise his wife's mother, 
who after said Philip Hills death married Mr. John Elten, and Mrs. Elten re- 
mained in Rhode Island about one year with her son Robert, and afterwards 
removed from Rhode Island to Flushing upon Long Island, and thence to Staten 
Island in the Government of New York, and afterwards under Virginia or Mary- 
land, carrying her son Robert Hill, and after her being in Virginia she had a child 
or more by Capt Hudson, who, as is reported, she married, and further saith 
Robert Hill settled in Virginia, and further said Tallman declared to me, the said 
deponent, that the Peter Tallman whose habitation is now at Guildford in the 
County of New Haven in Connecticet is eldest lawf all son of said Peter Tallman. 
17 March 1702/3. 

Since finding the deposition given above I have received through the courtesy 
of my friend E. G. Sinckler, Esq., of Barbados, the following item from the 
registers of Christ Church Parish, Barbados: " married January 2, 1649 Peter 
Tolman and Ann Hill." 

Newport, R. I. G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 



Eames: Additions. — The following statements supply additional information 
for the article entitled '* Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., and some of his De- 
scendants," which was communicated by the writer to the Register, vol. 62, 
pp. 58-65, 160-157. In each case the pedigree number of the person concerning 
whom statements are made and the number of the page in vol. 62 of the Register 
on which that person's record is given have been inserted. 

The will of Robert^ Eames (1, p. 58) of Woburn, Mass., dated 30 Oct. 1699 and 
apparently not proved, names wife Elizabeth, sons Samuel, John, and Joseph, and 
daughters Elizabeth Eames, Mary Cousens, Priscilla Polly, and Abigail Barrett. 
This will shows that Joseph Eames who married, 20 May 1697, Mary Everett of 
Reading was son of Robert,^ and that Robert's daughter Abigail Wesson or Weston 
married secondly, 26 June 1696, Jonathan Barrett. 

SamueP Eames (2, p. 59) married, 6 Jan. 1689/90, Mary Death of Sherborn, 
daughter of Ensign John of Topsfield, Sherborn, and Framingham. Their 
daughter Hephzibah (2, v, p. 59) married, 3 Feb. 1732/3, Joseph East of Dracut. 
The Mary Eames who married at Woburn, 17 Mar. 1714, Jonathan Smith of 
Exeter was also a daughter of Samuel^ and Mary. 

Joshua^ Eames (5, p. 60) married Hannah Scales of Wilmington, daughter of 
James and Sarah (Curtis). 

Daniel* Eames (9, p. 62) married, 10 June 1755, Sarah Hay of Stoneham, 
daughter of Capt. Peter. 

Woburn, Mass. Arthur Greene Loring. 



1915] 



Notes 



91 



Collins. — Joseph Collins, St., of Eastham, married, 20 Mar. 1671/2, Ruth 
Knowles {Mayflower Descendant, vol. 3, p. 229), and the said Ruth died at East- 
ham 28 Aug. 1714 {ih., vol. 6, p. 204). The will of Joseph Collins, dated 9 Aug. 
1723 and proved 25 Feb. 1723/4, discloses the fact that he had a second wife 
named Sarah (Barnstable Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 171). That this Sarah had 
been previously married to Christopher Strout is proved by records showing that 
the estate of Christopher Strout of Provincetown w^as administered by his widow, 
Sarah, 9 July 1715, and referring to her, 25 Oct. 1716, as "Sarah CoUens Late 
Sarah Strought Administratrix to y© Estate of Christopher Strought Late of Cape 
Cod In sd County [Barnstable Co.] now Deceased and Now Wife of Joseph Col- 
lens of Eastham In ye County of Barnstable" {ih., vol. 3, p. 245). 

12 Pearl Street, Boston, Mass. Anna Chandler Kingsbury. 



Sebray Lawton's Bible Record. — The following was copied from the Bible 
of Sebray Lawton of Rehobcth, Mass., by his son-in-law, Godfrey Wheelock of 
Attleborough, Mass. The copy was made about 1855, and the Bible has since 
disappeared. Two children, Thomas Lawton, born 1814, died 3 Aug. 1814, aged 
3 months, and Thomas Lawton, 2d, died 13 July 1824, aged 8 years, are not 
recorded in the Bible. The children were all born in Rehoboth; and six of the 
children with their parents were buried in the village cemetery of Rehoboth. 

Marriage 

Sebray Lawton & Elizabeth Case were Married October y© 27th 1790. 

Births 

s 

our first child Abigail Lawton was born July y® 28*^ 1791. 

our second child Mary Lawton was born November ye 5^^ 1793. 

our third child Sebray Lawton was born July ye 6^^ 1795. 

our fourth child William Hathaway [Lawton] was born October ye 14th 1797. 

our fifth child George Lawton was born April ye 1st 1800. 

our sixth child Abigail Lawton was born December 27th 1801. 

Our Seventh child Elizabeth Lawton was born May ye 8th 1805. 

Joanna Snow Lawton born April 11th 1808. 

Rebecca Carpenter Lawton born March 29th 1811. 



Maiden, Mass. 



George Walter Chamberlain. 



Newport (R. I.) Church Records. — The following lists have been copied 
from the records of the Second Baptist Church at Newport, R. I. The asterisks 
probably indicate deceased members. The loss of early Newport records makes 
these hsts especially valuable. 



[List of Members, 1729 et seq.] 



James Clark Pastor 
Daniel Wightman Pas- 
tor 
John Odlin Deacon* 
John Comer 
Timothy Peckcom 
James Clark 
Joseph Tillinghast 
James Brown 
Joseph Holmes 
Jeremiah Weeden 
Henery Clark 
Jeremiah Clark Deacon 
Stephen Hookey Sen 
James Barker Sen 
Joseph Weeden 
Joseph Jenks 
James Green 



John Gardner 
George Gardner 
Daniel Car 
Ezbone Sanford 
William Weeden 
Stephen Hookey Jur 
James Barker Jur 
William Green 
Jonathan Clark 
Edward Thurston 
Ezekiel Burroughs 
Caleb Weeden 
John Green Jur 
James Weeden 
Thomas Stevens 
Jeremiah Barker 
Joseph Card* 
Job Car 



Caleb Car 
Joseph Sanford 
Daniel Sebears 
Thomas Pees 
Jeremiah Law ten 
Samuel Dun 
John Grinman* 
James May* 
Joseph Tilinghast 
Henry Green 
William Allin 
James Grinmaa* 
Ruben Peckcom 
William Shrief 
Daniel Green 
Benjamin Millard 
Joseph Gardner 
Samuel TiUinghaat 



92 



Notes 



[Jan. 



Ann Clark 
Sarah Car* 
Sarah Rogers* 
Hannah Dun 
Sarah Barker 
Christian Philips 
Ann Dun 
Mary Clark 
Mary Martin 
Sarah Clark* 
Sutton Bayley 
Mary Dun 
Jane Lawton 
Priscilia Lawton 
Mary Barker 
Penelope Barker 
Hannah Ryder 
Abagail Albrow 
Michael Gerrard 
Sarah Green 
Mary Green 
Sarah Weeden 
Christian Musto 
Hopestill Card 
Jane Card 
Hannah Weeden 
Judith Clark 
Abigail Weeden 
Rachel Philips 
Marcy Peckom* 
Rebecca Moar* 
Sarah Peters 
Susanna Vaughn 
Mehitable Fish* 
Almy Clark 
Elizth Williams* 
Susanna Vaughn* 
Sarah Kirbe 
Mary Timberlake 
Rebecca Thirsten 
Mary Wightman 
Abigail Bailey 

In ye year 1729 

In ye year 1726 
In ye year 1727 

In ye Year 1728 



In ye year 1729 

In the year 1730 

In the year 1731 
Newport, R. I, 



A Catalogue of ye Sister of ye 

Frances Bennet 
Sarah Gardner 
Abigail Toppen 
Jane Rogers 
Elizth Thurston 
Penelope Car 
Judith Brown* 
Elizth Fitch 
Susanna Rhodes 
Judith Hill 
Mary Tillinghast 
Elizth Fortuness* 
Lydia Sanford 
Mary Herrad 
Rebecca Neargrass 
Elizth Godfrey 
Sarah Freebody 
Abigail Dyre 
Priscilia Lawton 
Sarah Hammet 
Ezbel Hix 
Hannah Tillinghast 
Elizth Tillinghast 
Caterine Gardner 
Mary Hookey 
Elizth Hookey 
Rhobe Green* 
Elizth Corey 
Mary Williams* 
Dinah Peckcom 
Sarah Rogers 
Ann Grimnan 
Abigail Grinman 
Martha Cook 
Vertue Records 
Janet Willkey 
Mary Willkey 
Sarah Sweet 
Patience Ozbone 
Sarah Albrow 
Elizth May 



Church 



Ann WUlson* 
Widow Tupine 
Elizth Moon 

Freelove Tillinghast 
Margrit Weeden 
Mary Gardner 
Eliz Chapman 
Mary Chipman 
Mary Records 
Mary Warren 
Catherine Thurston 
Abigail Gardner 
Ann Gardner 
Mary Green 
Abigal Sanford 
Francis Gardner 
Abigal Burroughs 
Dinah Whitford 
Hopestill Vv'^eeden 
Mary Sanford 
Mary Weeden 
Comfort Davis 
Lidia Tillinghast 
Freelove Allen 
Elizth Shrief 
Martha Sheffield 
Elizabeth Clark 
Alee Weaver* 
Jeremiah Crandal 
Priscilia Thurston 
Mary Hammett 
Jane Allum 
Temperance Harris 
Martha Hunt 
Mary Clark 
Judeth Cranstone 
Baiy 
89 [sic] sisters 
63 brethren 



142 [sic] 



The time of ye Death of Members 



Mehitable Fish 
Marcy Peckam 
Eliz Wilhams 
John Grinman 
Sarah Rogers 
Sarah Car 
Anne Willson 
Rebecca Moon 
Judeth Brown 
Rhobe Green 
Sarah Weeden 
Jeremiah Clark 
James May 
Susanah Vaughn 
James Grinman 
Joseph Card 
Sutton Baley 
Mary Williams 
Elizabeth Fortuness 
Alee Weaver 

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March 14 
March 28 
Feb 9 
Octr2d 
Jeny 6 
Apri 27th 
July 19th 
Augt 14th 
Sept 14th 
Deer 22d 
Deer 27th 
Jeny 16th 
Feb 24th 
June 28th 
Sept 8th 
Oct 14 
Feb 14th 
May 13th 
Nov 2d 
July 24th 

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Historical Intelligence 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Bahcock. — John, born at South Kingstown, R. I., 10 Jan. 1768, died at Grafton, 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y., 7 Mar. 1842, son of John who died at Alburgh, Vt., by 
George Milton Babcock, Woods Cross, Utah. 

Beede. — Eli, born on the Isle of Jersey, 1699, died at Kingston, N. H., May 
1789, by E. J. Beede, 123 School Street, Belmont, Mass. 

Fenwick. — Cuthbert, born in England, 1614, died probably at Fenwick Manor, 
Patuxent River, Md., 1655, by Rev. Francis L. Fenwick, S.J., Georgetown Uni- 
versity, W^ashington, D. C. 

Mott. — Gershom, born at Preston, Conn., 14 Jan. 1772, died 14 Jan. 1806, 
eon of Gershom and Mercy (daughter of Richard Downer and Mercy Horton), 
by Wilbur D. Brown, West Barrington, R. I. 

Slade. — Joseph, born at Chelsea, Mass., 31 Mar. 1763, died at Hoosick (?), 
Rensselaer Co., N. Y., descendant of Edward, an immigrant from Wales, by 
George Milton Babcock, Woods Cross, Utah. 

Waters. — Abner, born at Hebron, Conn., Apr. 1757, died at Gustavus, Trum- 
bull Co., Ohio, 11 Dec. 1839, by Miss Caroline E. Waters, 127 Hower Avenue, 
East Cleveland, Ohio. 



RECENT BOOKS 



[The editor particularly requests persons sending books for listing in the Register 
to state, for the information of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to 
be added for postage when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the 
January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by Feb. 1 ; for July, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.] 

GENEALOGICAL 

Andrews genealogy. Ancestry of Henry L. and John C. Andrews of Woburn, 
Mass. 2d edition. [By Henry Levi and John Cole Andrews. Woburn, Mass.l 
The Andrews Print, 1914. 19 p. pi. por. 16° 

Baker genealogy. Baker ancestry, the ancestry of Samuel Baker, of Pleasant 
Valley, Steuben Co., N. Y., with some of his descendants. By Frank Baker. 
Chicago, 1914. 6 + 58 + [12] p. fcsm. il pi. F° 

Chambers genealogy. The Shark River district, Monmouth County, New 
Jersey, and genealogies of Chambers, Corlics, Drummond, Morris, Potter, 
Shafto, Weblev, and White. By George Castor Martin. Ashury Park, N. J., 
Martin & Allardyce, 1914. 2 + 100 p. 8° Price S2.50 net. Address Martm & 
AUardyce, Asbury Park, N. J. 

Darby genealogy. Genealogy of the Darby family. George Darby, 1720- 
1788 of Montgomery Co., Md. Data for this work gathered in 1912, 1913, and 
1914. Edited by R[ufus] C[larkc] Darby, n. p. 1914. 172 p. fcsm. map S'^ 

Dietz genealogy. 1913. A leaf from the past; Dietz, then and now; origin 
of the late Robert Edwin Dietz — his business career, and some mterestmg facts 
about New York. By Robert P^dwin and Fred Dietz. Chicago, New York, 
London, R. E. Dietz Co. Icl914]. [2] + 194 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. S'' 



94 Recent. Books [Jan. 

Elwell genealogy. Contributions to an Elwcll genealogy, 1st series, no. 4. 
The heads of Elwell families in the U. S. census of 1790, printed with additional 
matter. By Levi Henry Elwell. Amherst, Mass., 1914. 6 p. 24"^ 

French genealogy. John French, Jr., of Taunton, Berkley, Middleboro, and 
Oakham, Mass., and his descendants. By Henry B. Wright. Oakham His- 
torical Society, 1914. 42 p. S" 

Geer genealogy. Genealogy of the Geer family in America from 1635 to 1914. 
By Walter Geer and Florence E. Youngs. New York, Tobias A[lexander] 
Wright, 1914. 8 + 248 + [8] p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Hawes genealogy. Edmond Hawes of Yarm.outh, Mass., an emigrant to 
America in 1635, his ancestors, including the allied families of Brome, CoUes, 
Greswold, Porter, Rody, Shirley, and Whitfield; and some of his descendants. 
By James William Hawes, A.M. New York, The Lyons Genealogical Co., 1914. 
13 + 217 p. fcsm. map pL 8° Price $5.00, express charges extra. Address James 
W. Hawes, Harvard Club, 27 West 44th St., New York City. 

Hubbard genealogy. The Hubbard-Thompson memorial, a genealogical 
record and historical account of the ancestors and descendants of Ebenezer Hub- 
bard and Mary Thompson, his wife. Compiled and edited for Ellen Hubbard 
Skinner by Lillian Kimball Stewart. [Oshkosh, Wis., Castle-Pierce Printing Co., 
1914.] 423 + [21] p. fcsm. pi. por. F° 

Jewett genealogy. The Jewett family yearbook of 1911-1913. Rowley, 
Mass., published by The Jewett Family of America, incorporated 19th September, 
1910. 183 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Lindsay genealogy. The annual report of the Lindsay Family Association of 
America (Inc.) for 1913. Edited by Mrs. Margaret Lindsay Atkinson, n. p. 
n. d. p. 235-264, 8° 

Lomax genealogy. Genealogy of the Virginia family of Lomax. With ref- 
erences to the Lunsford, Wormeley, Micou, Roy, Corbin, Eltonhead, Tayloe, 
Plater, Addison, Tasker, Burford, Wilkinson, Griffin, Gwj^nn, Lindsa}'-, Payne, 
Presley, Thornton, Savage, Wellford, Randolph, Isham, Yates, and, other prom- 
inent famihes of Virginia and Maryland. Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., 1913. 
79 -h [6] p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° Price $10.00 leather; $7.00 cloth. Address Rand. 
McNally & Co., Chicago, III. 

Meriet genealogy. Genealogy of the Somersetshire family of Meriet, traced 
in an unbroken line from the reign of The Confessor, to its extinction in the reign 
of King Henry V. By B. W. Greenfield. Taunton, J. F. Hammond, 1883. 
With additions and corrections by Douglas Merritt. New York, 1914. 131 p. 
gen. tab. pi. 8° 

Palmer genealogy. Some descendants of William Palmer of Watertown, Mass. , 
and Hampton, N. H. By William Lincoln Palmer, Winthrop, Mass., published 
by W. L. Palmer, 1914. 4 p. S° Price 50 cts. Address W. L. Palmer, Winthrop 
Centre, Mass. Reprinted from Register for July, 1914. 

Peck genealogy. Peck Family Record, male and female lines. [Descendants 
of Henry Peck who settled in New Haven, Conn., in 1638.] Vol. 1, no. 1. Rome, 
N. Y., 1914. 4 p. 4° Address Clarence D. Smith, Rome, N. Y. 

Reade genealogy. The Reade Record, no. 6. Reade Historical and Genea- 
logical Association. Boston, 1913. 12 p. il. 8"* 

Savage genealogy. Major Thomas vSavage of Boston and his descendants. 
By La\\Tence Park. Boston, David Clapp & Son, 1914. [2] + 78 p. por. 8° 
Reprinted from Register, vols. 67 and 68. 

Sharpe genealogy. The Sharpes in the British Isles and in America, published 
1893-1896. Also the Sharps of Chester Co., Pa., with abstracts of records in 
Great Britain, pubhshed in 1903. By W[illiara] C[arvosso] Sharpe. Se3Tnour, 
Conn., 1913. 212 + 36 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8*^ 

Standish genealogy. Some recent investigations concerning the ancestry of 
Capt. Myles Standish. By Rev. Thomas Cruddas Porteus, B.A., B.D. Boston, 
published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Robert Henry 



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Eddy Memorial Rooms, 1914. 34 p. il. 8° Reprinted from Register for 
October, 1914. 

States genealogy. Genealogy of the States family. By James Noyes States. 
New Haven, Conn., 1913. 187 p. pi. por. 8'' 

Stetson genealogy. Stetson Kindred of America (incorporated). Containing 
account of annual meetings. — Short biographical sketches. — Historical papers. 
Genealogy. — List of members, etc. By Nelson M. Stetson. Rockland, Mass., 
Press of A. I. Randall, 1914. 145 -f [2] p. fcsm. il. pi. por. S° Price 50 cts. 

Address N. M. Stetson, Abington, Mass. 

Tuckerman genealogy. Notes on the Tuckerman family of Massachusetts and 
some allied families. By Bayard Tuckerman. Boston, privately printed, 1914. 
263 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Van Buren genealogy. History of Cornells Maessen "Van Buren who came 
from Holland to the New Netherlands in 1631, and his descendants, including the 
genealogy of the family of Bloomingdaie who are descended from Maas, a son 
of Cornells Maessen. By Harriet C. Waite Van Buren Peckham, A.B., M.D. 
New York, Tobias A[lexander] Wright, 1913. 431 p. pi. por. 8° 

Vanderlip genealogy. The Vanderlip, Van Derlip, Vander Lippe family in 
America also including some account of the Von der Lippe family of Lippe, Ger- 
many, from which the Norwegian, Dutch, and American lines have their descent. 
By Charles Edwin Booth. [NeW York, Press of L. Middleditch Co.] 1914. Pub- 
lished privately. 6 + 188 p. por. 8° 

Ward genealogy. Genealogy of the family of Josiah Ward, sixth generation 
from William Ward. By Ebin Jennings Ward. Ottawa, 111., 1914. 15 p. 8" 

Wolcott genealogy. Report of the eighth annual reunion of the Society of 
Descendants of Henry Wolcott, held at Detroit, Mich., Aug. 21 and 22, 1912. 
n. p. n. d. 27 p. 8° 

Wolcott genealogy. Report of the ninth annual reunion of the Society of 
Descendants of Henry Wolcott, held at Hartford, Conn., Aug. 6 and 7, 1913, 
n. p. n. d. 22 p. 8° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Bogart, John, letters. Forty-two letters written to John Bogart of Queen's 
CoUege now Rutgers College, and five letters written by him, 1776-1782, with 
notes. New Brunswick, N. J., Rutgers College, 1914. 69 p. 4° 

Byles, Rev. Dr. Mather, memoir. The famous Mather Byles, the noted 
Boston Tory preacher, poet, and wit, 1707-1788. Bv Arthur Wentworth Hamil- 
ton Eaton, D.C.L., F.R.S.C. Boston, W. A. Butterfield, 1914. 10 + 258 p. 
fcsm. map pi. por. 8° Price $2.00 net. Address W. A. Butterfield, 59 Bromfield 
St., Boston, Mass. 

Dunlap, William, memoir. William Dunlap, painter and critic, or the Ameri- 
can Vasari. By Theodore S[alisbury] Woolsey. n. p. 1914. [Copyright by the 
Yale Pubhshing Association, Inc., 1914.] 32 p. 8° Reprinted from the Yale 
Review, July, 1914. 

Lincoln, Abraham, memoir. Abraham Lincoln and Boston Corbett with per- 
sonal recollections of each. John Wilkes Booth and Jefferson Davis, a true story 
of their capture. By Byron Berkeley Johnson. Waltham, Mass., 1914. 71 p 
por. 8° Price $1.00. Address B. B. Johnson, 45 Pond St., Waltham, Mass. 

Lincoln, Abraham, memoir. The Lincoln and Douglas debates. An address 
before the Chicago Historical Society, February 17, 1914. By Horace White. 
Chicago, 111., The University of Chicago Press, cl914. 32 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

Sayer, William L., memoir. William L. Sayer, February 26, 1848; April 15, 
1914. New Bedford, Mass., The Evening Standard, 1914. 22 p. por. 8^ 

Sedgwick, Maj.-Gen. John, statue. Dedication of the equestrian statue of 
Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick erected on the battlefield of Gettysburg by the state of 
Connecticut, June 19, 1913. Hartford, published by the state, 1913. 89 p. pi. 
por. 8° 



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[Jan. 



Smjrth, Dr. Thomas, autobiography. Autobiographical notes, letters, and 
reflections. By Thomas Sm>^.h, D.D. Edited by his granddaughter, Louisa 
Cheves Stoney. Charleston, S. C, Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., 1914. 784 
p. pi. por. 8° 

Brown University, catalogue. Historical catalogue of Brown University, 1764- 
1914. Providence, R. I., published by the University, 1914. 789 p. S" 

Harvard College, Class of 1884. Class of 1884, Harvard College, report 8, 
June, 1914. Cambridge, printed for the Class, The University Press, 1914. 
30 p. il. 8° 

Harvard University, directory. Harvard University directory. A catalogue 
of men now living who have been enrolled as students in the University; including 
also officers of instruction and administration. Compiled by a committee of the 
Harvard Alumni Association. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1913. 
1639 + [12] p. 8° 

Yale College, Class of 1868. History of the Class of 1888, Yale College, 1864- 
1914. By Henry P[arks] Wright. New Haven, The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor 
Press, 1914. 4 + 382 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

Yale College, Class of 1873. Third supplement to the history of the Yale 
Class of 1873, academic. By Frederick J. Shepard, Class Secretary, n. p. n. d. 
p. 500-608, pi. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Annapolis County, N. S., history. Supplement to the history of the County of 
Annapolis, correcting and supplying omissions in the original volume. By 
A[lfred] W[illiam] Savary, M.A., D.C.L. Toronto, William Briggs, 1913. 15 -f- 
142 p. fcsm. map por. 8° 

Connecticut, history. Connecticut soldiers in the Pequot War of 1637 with 
proof of service, a brief record for identification, and references to various publi- 
cations in which further data may be found. By James Shepard, M.A. Meriden, 
Conn., The Journal Publishing Co., 1913. 32 p. 8° 

Connecticut, register and manual. State of Connecticut register and manual, 
1914. Prepared by The Secretary. Hartford, published by the State, 1914. 
657 p. map pi. 12° 

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Early Settlers' Association. Annals, vol. 6, no. 4. 
ICleveland, The Forman-Bassett Co.] 1913. Published by order of the executive 
committee. 94 p. pi. por. 8'' 

Massachusetts, Acts and Resolves. Acts and resolves passed by the General 
Court in 1914, together with the Constitution, list of the Civil Government, tables 
showing changes in the statutes, etc. Published by the Secretary of the Common- 
wealth. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1914. 71 -h 1423 p. 8° 

Norfolk County, Va., wills. Brief abstract of Lower Norfolk County and Nor- 
folk County wills, 1637-1710. By Charles Fleming Mcintosh. Published by 
The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia, 1914. 223 p. 8^* 

United States, history. Political history of Secession to the beginning of the 
American Civil War. By Daniel Wait Howe. New York and London, G. P. 
Putnam's Sons, 1914. 30 + 649 p. 8° 

(h) Local 

Athol, Mass., history. History of the First Baptist Church of Athol, Mass. 
By William G. Lord. And the story of the auxiliary organizations by Mary B. 
Lord. [Athol, Mass., F. W. Gourlay, printer, 1914.] 92 -j- [4] p. fcsm. pi. por. 8*^ 

Cohasset, Mass., history. Addresses at the unveiling of a memorial, July 4, 
1914, commemorating the discovery of Cohasset in 1614 by Capt. John Smith. 
Cohasset, Mass., published by the town, 1914. 19 + [1] p. pi. 8° 

Dover, Mass., history. Dover Farms in which is traced the development of 
the territory from the first settlement in 1640 to 1900. By Frank Smith. Dover, 



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Mass., published by the Historical and Natural History Society, 1914. 8 + 152 
p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Durham, N. H., history. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire 
(Oyster River Plantation), with genealog;ical notes. In two volumes. Vol. 1. 
Narrative. By Everett S[chermerhorn] Stackpole and Lucien Thompson. 
Published by vote of the town. n. p. [1913]. 7 -f- [1] + 436 p. fcsm. il. map 
pi. por. 8° 

Durham, N. H., history. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire 
(Oyster River Plantation), with genealogical notes. In two volumes. Vol. 2. 
Genealogical. By Everett S[chermerhorn] Stackpole and Winthrop S[mithl 
Meserve. Published by vote of the town. n. p. [1913]. [1] + 502 p. il. pi. 
por. 8° Price $5.00 for the two volumes. Addi'ess Charles Went worth, town 
clerk, Durham, N. H. 

Gardiner, Me., vital records. Vital records of Gardiner, Me., to 1892. Part 1, 
births. Editor, Henry Sewall Webster, A.M., Committee on Publication, Joseph 
Williamson, A.M. Published under authority of the Maine Historical Society. 
Gardiner, Me., the Reporter-Journal Press, 1914. 187 p. 8° 

Groton, Mass., history. Facts relating to the history of Groton, Mass. 
Vol. 2. By Samuel Abbott Green [M.D.]. Groton, 1914. [2] + 215 p. 8° 

Hartford, Conn., history. The colonial history of Hartford gathered from the 
original records. By Rev. William De Loss Love, Ph.D. Hartford, Conn., pub- 
lished by the author, 1914. 18 -\- 369 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° Price $5.00 and 
postage. Address Leverett Belknap, Hartford, Conn. 

Lexington, Mass., history. 1713-1913. Proceedings and addresses com- 
memorative of the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Lexing- 
ton. Published by vote of the town. [Cambridge, Riverside Press] 1914. 37 p. 
8"^ 

London, Eng., Westminster, St. Margaret's church. Memorials of St. Mar- 
garet's church, Westminster, the parish registers, 1539-1660. Edited by Arthur 
Kleredyth Burke, with prefatory note by Very Rev. H. Hensley Henson, D.D. 
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., 1914. 22 + 846 p. por. 4° 

Maidstone, co, Kent, Eng., guide. A guide to the Borough of Maidstone. 
Compiled by order of the Mayor and Corporation. Edited by A. S. Lamprey, 
M.A. Maidstone, printed and published by Walter Ruck, 1914. [10] + 116 -h 
[6] p. il. map pi. 24** Price 6 pence. Address W. Ruck, 11 High St., Maidstone, 
Eng. 

Rochester, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Rochester, Mass., to the 
year 1850. Vol. 1, births. Boston, Mass., published by the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 
1914. 318 p. 8^^ 

Rochester, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Rochester, Mass., to the 
year 1850. Vol. 2, marriages and deaths. Boston, Mass., published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund, 1914. 450 p. 8° 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

American Clan Gregor Society. Yearbook of American Clan Gregor Society, 
containing the proceedings of the gathering of 1913 and roll of members. Egbert 
Watson Magruder, editor. Richmond, Va., Ware & Duke, printers, 1914. 
85 p. pi. por. 8° 

American Historical Association. Annual report of the American Historical 
Association for 1912. Washington, 1914. 734 p. por. 8° 

American Irish Historical Society. The journal of the American Irish Histori- 
cal Society, Vol. 13. Edited by Edward Hamilton Daly, secretary-general. 
New York, N. Y., published by the Society, 1914. 402 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Bangor Historical Society. 1864-1914, fiftieth anniversary of the Bangor 
Historical Society, proceedings at the Bangor Pubhc Library, April 8, 1914. 
Bangor, Me., 1914. 88 p. pi. por. 8^ 



98 Recent Books [Jan.] 

Bunker Hill Monument Association. Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monu- 
ment Association at the annual meeting, Jime 17, 1914. Boston, published )>y 
the Association, 1914. 84 p. por. 8° 

Cambridge Historical Society. Publications 8, proceedings, January 28, 
1913 — October 28, 1913. Cambridge, Mass., published by the Society, 1914. 
64 p. fcsm. map 8° 

Historia. Quarterly. Vol. 4, no. 8. By W. P. Campbell. Oklahoma City, 
Okla., 1914. 8 p. 4° 

Ipswich Historical Society. Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society. 
XIX. Ipswich Village and the old Rowley Road. By Thomas Franklin Waters. 
[Salem, Mass., Newcomb & Gauss.] Printed for the Society, 1914. 77 + [2] p. 
map pi. 8" 

Maiden Historical Society. The register of the Maiden Historical Society, 
Maiden, Mass., no. 3, 1913-1914. Edited by the Committee on Publication. 
Lynn, Mass., Frank S. Whitten, printer, 1914. 96 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. National yearbook, 
1914. The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Contain- 
ing list of the general officers and of national committees for 1914; national 
charter; constitution and by-laws; general officers, 1889 to 1914; officers of state 
societies and local chapters; proceedings of Syracuse Congress, May 18 and 19, 
1914; records of members enrolled from May 1, 1903, to April 30, 1914. By 
A[lonzo] Howard Clark. Washington, D. C, Press of Judd & Wetweiler, Inc., 
1914. 374 p. por. 8° 

New England Society of Cleveland and the Western Reserve. The New Eng- 
land Society of Cleveland and the Western Reserve. Annual festival, held at 
The Hollenden, Cleveland, Ohio, November 21, 1913. n. p. n. d. 28 p. 8° 

New York State Historical Association. Proceedings of the New York State 
Historical Association, The fourteenth annual meeting, with constitution, by- 
laws, and list of members. Vol. 12. Published by the New York State Historical 
Association, 1913. 423 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies. The Pennsylvania Federa- 
tion of Historical Societies. Acts and proceedings. Ninth annual meeting, 
Harrisburg, Pa., January 15, 1914. Harrisburg, Pa., United Evangelical Pub- 
lishing House, 1914. Ill p. 8° 

Royal Society of Canada. Proceedings and transactions of the Royal Society 
of Canada. Meeting of May 1913. 3d series, vol. 7. n. p. 1914. v. p. il. 
map pi. por. 4° For sale by James Hope & Son, Ottawa; The Copp-Clark Co. 
(Limited), Toronto; Bernard Quaritch, London, Eng. 

Society of Colonial Wars, New York. The Society of Colonial Wars in the 
State of New York. Yearbook, for 1913-1914. Prepared under the authority 
of the council by the secretary. July, 1914, publication number 22. n. p. 1914. 
66 4- [1] p. 8° 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Planta- 
tions. The second record book of the Society, 1902-1914. Together with ihe 
accounts of Daniel Jenckes, one of the Committee of War of the Colony of Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantations during three years, 1758, 1759, 1760, of the 
French and Indian war. Providence, Standard Printing Co., 1914. 121 p. S° 

Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Samuel Ashley Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution, Claremont, N. H., list of officers and 
members, 1914-1915. Organized February 15, 1897. 30 p. 12^ 

The Western Reserve Historical Society. Tract no. 93. The Western Re- 
serve Historical Society, incorporated 1867. The Charles G. King Collection of 
books on costume. Cleveland, Ohio, 1914. 48 p. pi. por. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Loyalists. The exodus of the loyalists from Penobscot to Passamaquoddy (with 
map). By Wilbur H[enryl Siebert, A.M. Columbus, published by The Ohio 
State University, 1914. 43 p. 8° 



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ENGLISH RESEAECH — STANDISH 



The Committee on English Research calls special attention 
to the important article in the Register for October, 1914, 
jn the ancestry of Capt. Myles Standish. This article, which 
was secured for the Register at a considerable expense, indicates 
bertain lines along which further researches for the parentage of 
Capt. Standish may be made with a fair prospect of success. The 
iiuthor of the article has offered to carry on investigations in this 
promising field, without compensation for his time, if his expenses 
incurred in this additional work are guaranteed. The Committee 
jsolicits special contributions for the Standish research. 

Additional funds are also needed immediately for the con- 
jtinuance of the general English Research work, which has been 
arried on so successfully by Miss Elizabeth French for the past 
six years. The importance of these researches, begun for the 
Society many years ago by the late Henry FitzGilbert Waters, 
Esq., will be evident to all ; but unless further subscriptions are 
received without delay, suspension of the work will be inevitable. 

Members of the Society, whether subscribers to the fund for 
! English Research or not, may obtain, by applying at the offices 
oi the Society, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, blank forms for record- 
ing facts about the early settlers of New England in whose English 
ancestry they are interested. This information will be filed, and 
a copy will be sent to Miss French; but the Committee cannot 
guarantee that it will be practicable to follow up any particular 
clue. 

Subscriptions, both for the special Standish fund and for the 

general English Research fund, may be sent to 

Charles S. Penhallow, Chairman, 
803 Sears Building, Boston, Mass. 



LYDIA HOW.— Ten Zio^^ar."? will be paid to the first person furnishing authonfic 
information as to the parentan;e of Lydia How, who, according to Marlborouuh (Mass.) 
Vital Records, married, 17 Sept. 1755, Abraham How, Jr. Hudson's Marlborough, 
p. 395, is in error about her parentage. 

L. B. LAWRENCE, 
Foxborough, Mass. 



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DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS ! 


THOMAS W. BALDWIN 

41 Hawthorn Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Publisher of Patten Genealogy, Bacon Gen- 
ealogy, and Vital Records of Mass. Towns. 
Records searched and copied and genealogies 
prepared 


MRS. MARY LOVERING HOLMAN 

4 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, Mass. 

Genealogist and Heraldist 

Coats of Arms painted 
15 years experience 


ALBERT EDW. BODWELL 

Room 1131, Kimball Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Genealogical Research. London Corre- 
spondence. Bodweli and other family histories 
in preparation. Coats of Arms correctly drawn 
for engraving and in colors for framing 


MRS. LUCY A. IVEY 

13 Marshall Street, Watertown, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 


LAWRENCE BRAINERD 

Forest Hills, Boston, Mass. 

Genealogist Family Trees Prepared 
Research Work Terms on Application 


MRS. WILLIAM S. KELSEY 

62 Allston Heights, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 


EDWIN M. CURRIER 

1638 Bridge Street, Dracut, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical Research 

Family Histories prepared 

Duston Descendants a Specialty 


ORRA E. MONNETTE 
GENEALOGIST 

3101 AYilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Specialties : Early New Hampshire and New 
Jersey Families, Huguenot Immigration 


MRS. WILLIAM ALLERTON DREW 

61 St. Botolph Street, Boston 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 


WILLIAM LINCOLN PALMER 

P. 0. Box 2388, Boston, Mass. 
Life Member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 

Genealogical expert, English and Americaa 

families traced. Correspondence invited 

Records examined anywhere 


MISS M. B. FAIRBANKS 

P. 0. address: 
Farmingtou, Me. 


MORGAN H. STAFFORD 

53 State Street, Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Research, compiling, editing. 
Homer Genealogy in preparation 



FRANK A. GARDNER, M.D. 

23 North Street, Salem, Mass. 

Editor of " Essex County Families " in Essex 
Inst. Hist. Coll. Author of " Massachu- 
setts Regiments in the Revolutionary War." 
Specialist in Colonial and Revolutionary Mili- 
tary Service. Tel. Connection 



VIRGINIA HALL 



85 Upland Road, Cambridge, Mass. 



FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middletown, Conn. 
Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of ovsr 

11,000 gravestone inscriptions in 

Middlesex Co. 

CHARLES M. THATCHER 

Middleborougli, Mass. 

Town, County, or State Records. Wills and 
deeds searched for genealogy 

Have copied over 18,000 cemetery inscrip- 
tions in Plymouth Co. 



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DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS 



WALTER ELIOT THWING 

65 Beech Glen Street 
R'Dxbury, Mass. 

Historical and Genealogical 
Researcher 

SUSAN COTTON TUFTS 

9 Ashbuiton Place, Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Former Genealogist of the Massachusetts 
Society of Colonial Dames 



JOSEPH EDWIN WOODS 

Barre, Mass. 

Genealogical Researcher 

Family Trees or Histories prepared 
Telephone, 87-2 

FLORENCE E. YOUNGS 

1777 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Specialist in migrations from New England. 
Large collection of unprinted American and 
European records. Annual trips abroad 



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ENGLISH GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH 



Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 
Expert Specialist on English Ancestry of Early Settlers of New England 

9 ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON, and 118 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

^ble Address, " Gardbart Boston " Cable Address, " Gardbart London " 

j MLit. THOS. m:. bl^og^ 

I (Life Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society) 

Honorary General Editor of the "Index Library" (British Record Society), and Chief 
' Editor of Phillimore's Parish Register Series, undertakes searches for Private 

Clients in London, the Provinces, Scotland, Ireland and elsewliere 
Specialties : — English Parish Eeyisters and Provincial Probate Courts 

124 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

I ]M[ISS ELIZABETH EI^EjVOII 

Record Searcher for the Committee on English Research of the New England Historic 
I Genealogical Society 

HAYMARKET, LONDON, S. W. CABLES: "ELIFRENCH LONDON" 

ElVOLISH R-ESEAK-OH 



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E. HAVILAND HILLMAN 

A Founder and P'ellow of the Society of Geneal- 
ogists of JiOndon 
Member N. E. Hist. Geu. Society 

4 Somers Place, Hyde Park, London, \Y. 

English, Scotch, and Irish Ancestry traced 



QUERY 

Haven-Ruhxett. — In the Haven Family (icnoalo^y, Boston, 1849, the Haitii 
> made that a Hannah Haven, sister of Joseph Haven of Franiinfrham, Mass. (wlio 
tas of local note), married, probably about 1729 or 1730, P>enjamin Burnt'tt of 
larvard, Mass. Where would one look to verify thi.s statement? 

.9 Bosworth Street, Boston, Mass. KoiiEUT M. Burnett. 



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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1915 



THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
published quarterly, in January, April, 
July, and October. Each number con- 
tains on an average ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ing the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
and Biography of America, printed on dura- 
ble paper made especially for the Society, 
with an engraved portrait in each number. 
A complete index to each volume in the 
October number. Subscription, $4.00 per 
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Current single numbers, $1.00. Prices of 
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Consolidated Index of the New England 
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Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
the complete work, bound in cloth, 4 vols., 
$100. 

The Register with its Consolidated 
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formation about American famihes. The 
number of complete sets in existence is 
limited, and their value is constantly 
increasing. 

ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Henry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 
Gleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
erly followed up, will enable the geneal- 
ogist to pursue in the mother country 
investigations which without such aid 
would be practically impossible. 2 vols., 
1643 pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
London, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 607 pages, 1366 
wills, comprising about 40,000 names of 
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$6.00 
Emigrants. Emigrants from England, 

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55 pages. $1.00 

Research in England. An essay to aid 

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VITAL RECORDS 

Massachusetts Vital Records. The 

Births, Marriages, and Deaths recorded in 
towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
ing to the year 1850, taken from the 
original records of the town, arranged in 
alphabetical order, printed on paper made 
especially for the Society, and bound in 
cloth. These books are most useful to 
those seeking genealogical information 
about ancestors who lived in these towns. 

$8.00 

.75 

2.25 

1.25 



i^bington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 pages. 
Alford, 1902. 32 pages. 
Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 
Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 
Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 
BeUingham, 1904. 222 pages. 
Billerica, 1908. 405 pages. 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
ChiLmark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Gr. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
HoUiston, 1908. 358 pages. 
Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 
Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 
Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 
Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 
Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 
Medford, 1907. 469 pages. 
Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 
Middlefield, 1907. 138 pages. 
Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 
New Braintrce, 1904. 163 pages. 
Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 
Norton, 1906. 405 pages. 
Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 
Pelham, 1902. 177 pages. 
Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 
Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 
Richmond, 1013. 113 pages. 
Rochester, 1914. 2 vols., 768 pages. 
Scituate, 1909. 2 vols., 909 

pages. 
Stow, 1911. 270 pages. 
Sturbridge, 1906. 393 pagea. 
Sudbury, 1903. 332 pages. 



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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



$3.25 



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Tisbury, 1910. 244 pages. 
Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 
Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 
Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 
Washington, 1904. 57 pages. 
Wayland, 1910. 160 pages. 
W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 
W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 

pages. 
WiUiamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 
W^orthington, 1911. 159 pages. 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volumes 
is replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
smaJH edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, $3.00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, S2.00 each; vols. 6-9, 
$1.00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Waters. Memoir of Henry FitzGilbert 
Waters, A.M. Hosmer. 1914. 17 pages, 
with portrait and autograph. $0.50 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth famiUes in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. ^ $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher famihes in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Belknap. The English ancestry of. Abra- 
ham Belknap. Belknap. 1914. 20 
pages. $0.75 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0.50 



Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 

1875. 67 pages. $1.50 
Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. $0.75 

Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of his 

life with a record of his earlier de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of Woburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loring. 

1908. 17 pages. $0.75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. $3 . 00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton. 

1886. 260 pages. $3.00 

Finney. The Finney family of Bristol, 

R. L Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Rumney 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 

pages. $0 . 75 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gage 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1908. 

12 pages. $0.75 

Gerrish. The Gerrish family of Boston 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish). 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.75 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Getchell 

of Salisbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909. 

10 pages. $0.50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of the 

Gillson and Jillson familv. Jillson. 

1876. 266 pages. Cloth." $2.50 
Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut. 

Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0.75 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
ants, with notices of the Morey and 
Metcalf famihes. Harris. 1861. 56 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Haynes and Noyes. Descendants of 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noyea 
of Sudbury, Mass. Newell. 1893. 
5 pages. $0.50 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



[ill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1904. 22 pages. $1.00 

[ills. Ancestry and descendants of Wil- 
liam Hills, emi^ant in 1632, and of 
Joseph Hills, emigrant in 1638. Hills. 
148 pages. S3. 00 

[olmes. The descendants of George 
Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and John 
Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gray. 
432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

[untoon. Philip Hunton and his de- 
scendants. Huntoon. 1881. 113 
pages. $1.00 

ones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1908. 33 pages. $1.50 

imber. Descendants of Richard Kimber 
of Grove, near Wantage, Berkshire, 
Eng. Kimber. 1894. 76 pages. $2.00 

akin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
Mass. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

$0.75 

ay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
Saybrook, Conn. HiU. 1908. 13 
pages. $0 . 75 

evet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
Hampton, N. H., with notes on the 
English and American famihes of 
Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 
21 pages. $1.00 

^ibridge. Thomas Lillibridge of New- 
port, R. L, and his descendants. 
Eno. 1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

ivermore. The Livermore family of 
America. Thwing. 1902. 479 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

uddington. W^illiam Luddington of Mai- 
den, Mass., and East Haven, Conn., 
and his descendants. Shepard. 1904. 
13 pages. $0.75 

banning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
Manning family of CO. Kent, Eng., with 
additional notes on the Waters, Proc- 
tor, and Whitfield famihes. Waters. 
1897. 35 pages. $1.00 

oore. Some descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury. Bolton. 1904. 22 
pages. $1.00 

ige. Table showing ancestors and de- 
scendants of Nathaniel Page (1742- 
1819) of Bedford, Mass. Chart. 
1899. $1.00 

'^Tier. Some descendants of William 
Palmer of Watertown, Mass., and 
Hampton, N. H. Palmer. 1914. 
4 pages. $0.50 

Irish. John Parish of Groton, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Parish. 
1909. 12 pages. $0.75 



Partridge. Wilham Partridge of Med- 
field, Mass., and his descendants. 
Partridge. 1909. 8 pages. $0.50 

Pomeroy. Eltweed Pomeroy of Dor- 
chester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., 
and four generations of his descend- 
ants. Rodman. 1903. 16 pages. $0.75 

Remington. Thomas Remington of Suf- 
field. Conn., and some of his descend- 
ants. Dewey. 1909. 9 pages. $0.50 

Rising. James Rising of Sufheld, Conn., 
and some of his descendants. Dewej^. 
1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

Russell. The descendants of John Rus- 
sell of Dartmouth, Mass. Russell. 
1904. 20 pages. $1.00 

Sargent. Some descendants of Digory 
Sai'gent of Massachusetts and Ver- 
mont. Woods. 1904. 12 pages. $0.75 

Savage. Major Thomas Savage of Boston 
and his descendants. Park. 1914. 
78 pages. Portraits. $2.25 

Sherburne. Some descendants of Henry 
and John Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
N. H. Sherburne. 1904. 22 pages. 

$1.00 

Sprague. The brothers Ralph and M'il- 
ham Sprague and some of their de- 
scendants. Sprague. 1909. 14 pages. 

$0.75 

Standish. Some recent investigations con- 
cerning the ancestry of Capt. Myles 
Standish. Porteus. 1914. 34 pages. 

$1.25 

Stanwood. A history of the Stanwood 
family in America. Bolton. 1899. 
317 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Stebbins. A genealogy of the Stebbins 
family (Reprint of Edition of 1771). 
Watson. 31 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Sumner. Record of the descendants 
of William Sumner of Dorchester, 
Mass., 1636. (With supplement.) 
Appleton. 1879. 207 pages. Cloth. 

$5.00 

Tarbell. Thomas Tarbell of Watertown, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Wight. 1907. 18 pages. $0.75 

Thwing. Thwing: A genealogical bio- 
graphical and historical account of 
the family. Thwing. 1883. 210 
pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Travers (Travis). Descendants of Ilcnry 
Travers of Jyondon, Eng., anrl New- 
bury, Mass. Daniels. 1903. ^ 147 
pages. Cloth. $3 50 

Treadwell. Tliomas Tread well of Ips- 
wich, Mas.q., and some of his de- 
scendants. Robbins. 1906. 26j>agps. 

$1.25 



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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Trowbridge. The Trowbridge genealogy. 
History of the Trowbridge family in 
America. Trowbridge. 1908. 848 
pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Tucker. The Tucker genealogy. A- rec- 
ord of Gilbert Ruggles and Evehna 
Christina (Snyder) Tucker, their 
ancestors and descendants. Morris. 
1901. 305 pages. Half mor. $6.00 

Vinton. The Vinton Memorial. Geneal- 
ogy of the descendants of John Vin- 
ton of Lynn, and alhed families of 
Alden, Adams, Allen, Boylston, Faxon, 
French, Hayden, Holbrook, Mills, 
Niles, Penniman, Thayer, White, 
Richardson, Baldwin, Carpenter, Saf- 
ford, Putnam, and Green. Vinton. 
1858. 534 pages. Cloth. $7.50 

Walker. Samuel Walker of Woburn, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Loring and Cutter. 1903. 9 pages. 

$0.50 

Ward. Ward family; descendants of Wil- 
liam Ward, who settled in Sudburv, 
Mass., in 1639. Ward. 1851. 265 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Ware. Ware genealogy: Robert Ware 
of Dedham, Mass., 1642-1699, and 
his lineal descendants. Ware. 1901. 
335 pages. Cloth. $5 . 00 

West. Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Corn- 
wall. 1906. 14 pages. $0.75 

Whittier and Rolfe. Notes on the Eng- 
lish ancestry of the Whittier and 
Rolfe famines of N. E. 1912. 14 
pages. $0 . 75 

Williams. The family of John Williams 
of Newbury and Haverhill, Mass. 
Williams. 1908. 10 pages. $0.50 

Wilmot. The Wilmot family of New 
Haven, Conn. Jacobus. 1904. 9 
pages. $0 . 50 

Wilson. Ancestry and descendants of 
Rev. John Wilson of Boston, Mass. 
Bartlett. 1907. 16 pages. $0.75 

Woodman. The Woodmans of Buxton, 
Me. Woodman. 1874. 125 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Woods. The Woods family of Groton, 
Mass., a record of six generations. 
Woods. 1910. 39 pages. $1.00 

LOCAL HISTORY 

Braintree, Mass. Braintree, Mass., Rec- 
ords, 1640-1793. Bates. 1886. 
940 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Concord, Mass. Concord, Mass., Births, 
Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850. 
496 pages. Cloth. $5.00 



Exeter, N. H. The Lincolnshire origin 
of some Exeter settlers, and the 
daughters of Balthazar WiUix. San- i 
born and Hall. 1914. 19 pages.' 

$0.75 

Hampstead, N. H. Memorial History of 
Hampstead, N. H, Noyes. 1899. 

2 vols. Cloth. $10.00 
Marlborough, Mass. Colonial Records 

of Marlborough, Mass. Spalding. 
1909. 47 pages. $1.50 

Massachusetts. The Pioneers of Massa- 
chusetts. By Rev. Charles Henry 
Pope. An alphabetical compilation of 
genealogical data, gleaned from public 
and private records and other sources, ■ 
both in England and New England, re- 
lating to the first settlers and founders 
of what is now the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, between the years 
1620 and 1650, inclusive; with an in- 
troduction, tables, summaries, and 
cross-index. Boston, Mass., 1900. 
4to. 550 pages. $15.00 

New England. BibUography of Lists of 
New England Soldiers. Baker. 1911. 
56 pages. $2 00 

Ohio. First Ownership of Ohio Lands 
Dyer. 1911. 85 pages. $2.50 

Watertown, Mass. Genealogies of the 
FamiUes and Descendants of the Earl) 
Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, 
including Waltham and Weston: to 
which is appended the early history o 
the town, with illustrations, maps, 
and notes, by Henry Bond, M.D 
Second Edition. With a memoir of 
the author, by Horatio Gates Jones 
A.M. One of the most important o 
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Appleton. Family letters from the Bod- 
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1902. 68 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Genealogies in Preparation. 1906. 27 
pages. $1.00 

Navy. Origin of the American Navy 
Waite. 1890. 34 pages. $1.00 

Senate. Senate of the United States. 
Appleton. 1895. Chart. $0.50 

Somerset Pedigree Forms. An improred 
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The New England Historic Genealogical Society is publishing, by a fund set apart 
from the bequest of Robert Henry Eddy to the Society, and known as the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund, the Vital Records (Births, Marriages, and Deaths) of towns in Massachusetts 
j whose records are not already printed, from their beginning to the year 1850, in books of 
octavo size, in clear tj'pe, on durable paper made expressly for this work, and with cloth 
binding. The arrangement is alphabetical. 

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Only a limited number of copies are being printed. The type is then distributed, and the 
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Address all communications to The Treasurer, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

Vital Records already Published: 





1902 






1907 




Montgomery, 


66 pages. 


$1.50 


W. Stockbridge 


,115 pages, 


$1.50 


Pelham, 


177 pages, 


2.25 


Williamstown, 


173 pages. 


2.2$ 


VValpole, 


216 pages, 


2.75 


Middlefield, 


138 pages. 


1-75 


Peru, 


112 pages, 


1.50 




1908 




Alford, 
Hinsdale, 


32 pages, 
98 pages, 


.75 
1.25 


Billerica, 
Lincoln, 


405 pages, 
179 pages, 


5-25 
2.25 




1903 




Dover, 


107 pages. 


1.50 


Medfield, 


243 pages, 


3-25 


Holliston, 


358 pages, 


4 50 


Lee, 


239 pages, 


3.00 




' 1909 




Becket, 


98 pages, 


I. 25 


Scituate, 2 vols. 


, 909 pages, 


n.50 


Sudbury, 


332 pages, 


4-25 




1910 
244 pages. 
160 pages. 




Tyringham, 
Bedford, 


108 pages, 
142 pages. 


1.50 
1-75 


Tisbury, 
Way land. 


3-2S 

2.25 




1904 




Weymouth, 2 vols., 735 pages, 


9-25 


New Braintree, 


163 pages. 


2.25 




1911 
no pages. 




Washington, 


57 pages. 


.75 


Hanson, 


I -SO 


Gr. Barrington, 
GiU, 

A 1 * i. 


89 pages. 


1-25 


Chester, 


255 pages. 


3 25 


97 pages, 


1-35 


Pembroke, 


465 pages, 


6.00 


Arlington, 
Waltham, 
Chilmark, 
Bellingham, 


162 pages, 

298 pages, 

96 pages. 


2.25 
3.75 

1-25 


Foxborough, 

Carver, 

Stow, 


249 pages, 
179 pages, 
270 pages. 


3.25 
2.25 

3 50 


222 pages, 


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APRIL, 1M5 



THOMAS MINNS 

By Henry Herbert Edes, A.M., of Cambridge, Mass. 

Thomas Minns was born 5 December 1833 in the city of New 
York, where for a few years his father was engaged in mercantile 
pursuits. He was the only son of Constant Freeman and Frances 
Ann (Parker) Minns, who were married in Boston, by the Rev. Ezra 
Stiles Gannett, 18 June 1825. On his mother's side Mr. Minns was 
descended from the Hancocks, his grandmother Parker having been 
Frances Hancock, the wife of Nathaniel Parker, to whom she was 
married in Boston, 18 January 1803, by the Rev. John Eliot. He 
also was descended from the Rev. John Wilson, the first minister of 
the First Church in Boston, and other Puritan divines, from whom, 
doubtless, he inherited many of those sterling qualities which were 
prominent in his strong and lovable character. 

Not long after Mr. Minns's birth his parents returned to Massa- 
chusetts, and took up their residence in the town of Lincoln, where 
both his sisters were born and where the family resided for many 
years before removing to Boston, which was ever after their per- 
manent place of abode. 

Mr. Minns was educated at private schools in Boston, Concord, 
and Bolton, and later at the English High School in Boston, where 
he took many of the prizes and was awarded a Franklin Medal. 

Among Mr. Minus's acquaintances at the beginning of his mer- 
cantile life was the late Rev. Dr. Alexander McKenzic, who, for a 
few years, was in business before entering the clerical profession. 
Of this association Dr. McKenzie wrote, not long befoie his own 
death: 

"My acquaintance with Mr. Minns began when we were boys, or young 
men, together in the ernjjloy of Lawrence, Stone & Co. in Boston. They 
were the agents of the Middlesex Mills in Lowell, and the Bay State Mills in 
La^Tence, Massachusetts, and they had also the general care of the afTairs 
at the nnills, under the Directors." The business was large and had much 
variety, and it offered a good position to a youth who wished to be prepared 
for a business career. The heads of the firm were men of hif^h standing, and 
they were considerate of all who were in their service. I douht if thrn; wa.s 
any place of its kind which was more pleasant. The head of the cirri cal 
force, Mr. Thomas F. Holden, was an elderly man and an admirable teacher, 
skilful and orderly, and always ready with instruction and admonition. 

VOL. LXIX. 7 



100 Thomas Minns [April 

Thomas Minns was a j^outh of fine appearance, of genial disposition, always 
ready and willing. His most marked trait was his alertness. He could 
make his way to State Street and back quicker than anyone else. His mind 
was equally alert. He was always wide-awake, and determined that no ont 
should take an undue advantage of him. It was among his duties to buy th6 
small things which were needed at the mills, and in this he was exact anc 
shrewd. No one could take advantage of his j'outh. He had the making 
of a prosperous merchant and a large-minded man. This he has proved tc 
be. I have seen little of him since we left Milk Street, as our paths hav( 
seldom crossed. But I have kno^^^l of his influence, and the confidence witt 
which large trusts were placed in his hands. He was well born and wel 
trained, and he gave a generous mind to his work. He merited the higb 
position to which he attained. ... I recall the bright boy, the pleasant 
companion, the enterprising clerk. I knew him when he had himself in the 
making and his life was a promise and prophecy. His character was earh 
formed and steadily maintained. . . I still see the boy in the man, and I aic 
richer for his friendship." 

Mr. Minns was subsequently bookkeeper for a short time in the 
house of S. Frothingham, Jr., & Company and then became a com- 
mission riT-ci'chant upon his own account, having a mill at Lee, Mass., 
in w^hich he was very successful. He retired in 1870. Later he held 
the treasurership of the Bartlett Mills at Newbury port, Mass., and 
brought the property up from the bad condition in which he found it 
to a state of great prosperity. He was, for a short time, treasurer oi 
the Everett Mills. He also served many corporations and societies 
as an unpaid auditor. Mr. Minns was largely interested, financially, 
in railroad enterprises, especially in the Union Pacific Railroad, the 
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, the Oregon Short Line, 
and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. 

Although he never crossed the ocean, Mr. Minns was fond of 
travel, and saw much of his native country. He made two trips to 
the Pacific Coast, visiting California and Oregon, and other trips to 
Colorado and the Yellowstone Park, in the Far West, and to many 
other parts of this continent. 

Among the many trusts imposed upon Mr. Minns the most im- 
portant, perhaps, was his executorship of the wdll of Robert Charles 
Billings, in association with Messrs. Matthew Luce and Joseph S. 
Kendall. These gentlemen were charged with the distribution to 
charitable institutions of the bulk of Mr. Billings's great fortune, 
amounting to more than tw^o millions of dollars, and performed their 
delicate and important duties with fidelity and sound judgment, their 
action being confirmed by a decree of the Supreme Judicial Court of 
the Commonwealth. In the distribution of that estate this Society 
shared to the extent of ten thousand dollars, two permanent funds 
of five thousand dollars each being created, the income of one fund 
to be used for the purchase of books, and the income of the other to 
be used for the general purposes of the Society. 

Mr. Minns was elected a resident member of this Society 6 Decem- 
ber 1871, and became a life member in 1885. He served on the 
Committee on the Library and on the Committee on Finance, and 
only a few months before his death he was appointed a member of 
the important Special Executive, Finance, and Building Committee 
for the year 1913. 



1915] The Byles Famihj 101 

Mr. Minns was in fellowship with many other societies and or- 
ganizations, and often in their boards of government. Among them 
may be mentioned the Bostonian Society, of which he was a founder, 
The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, the Bunker Hill Monument Association, and the Young 
Men's Christian Union of Boston. He was also a devout parishioner 
of the First Church in Boston, and, later, of King's Chapel. His 
death occurred 28 October 1913, in the eightieth year of his age, at 
his summer home in Princeton, Mass. 



OLD BOSTON FAMILIES 

Number Four 
THE BYLES FAMILY 

By Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of Boatoa, Mass. 

1. JosiAS^ Byles, saddler, the founder of a family of unique 
interest in the annals of Boston,* came from Winchester, Hants, 
England, where probably he was born about 1656, to Boston, where 
he died 17 Mar. 1707/8, aged, according to his epitaph in the Gran- 
ary Burying Ground, ''about 52. "f With his wife Sarah and prob- 
ably two children, he reached Boston, perhaps in 1693 or in the 
early part of 1694, settling, probably immediately after his arrival, 
in the north part of the town.t As early as 1697 he served on a 
petit jury; and on 11 Apr. 1698 he served with sixteen other men on 
a jury of inquisition on the body of William Holden, his signature to 
the return of the jury being the finest of the whole seventeen (Suf- 
folk Court Records, MS.). In 1699 he was constable, and on 
12 Mar. 1704/5 he was elected a tithingman for the ensuing year. 
When Josias Byles's son Mather was born, 15 Mar. 1706/7, the 
family, according to Drake, was living in what is now Tileston 
Street; but whether or not they had lived there from the time of 

* There waij a Biles or Byles family at Beverly, Mass., founded by Jonathan Byles, 
as early as 1681; but no relationship is known to have existed between Jonathan of 
Beverly and Josias of Boston. (Cf. Vital Records of Beverly; Essex hint. Hist. 
Coll,, vols. 35-41; Essex Antiquarian, vol. 8, pp. 120-122; Babson's Hi.st. of Gloucf^s- 
tor, Mass., p. 60.) For an important Biles family of Pennsylvania see Pennsylvania 
Magazine of History, vol. 26, pp. 58-70, 192-206, 348-350. 

t" Midweek, March, 17, 170J. my Country-man Mr. Josiah Byles, dyed very 
suddenly." (Sewall's Diary, 5 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 6, p. 220.) 

X According U) the Boston town records John Byles, a brother of Josias, was allowed, 
25 May 1702, to reside in Boston, Josias becoming surety for him; but our knowi^'dgp 
of this man and his family is scanty. Pie had a wife FAiza\>oth, who diod 7 Sept. 1710, 
and his children, born in Boston, were: 1. John (probably the eldest child), whf> mar- 
ried, 4 Dec. 1729, Rev. Elisha Callender, minister of the Fir.st Baptist ('hurch, officiat- 
insj, Elizabeth Bond, who died 18 June 1730, in her 21st year, and was buried in the 
Granary Burying Ground. 2. Sutton (called "Stutson" in the town record of his 
birth), who was born 15 Nov. 1703, a saddler, one of the original subscribers to the 
Hollis Street Church, of which his cousin, Mather Bylos. was the first pastor. He 
probably died a bachelor, for by his will, dated 2 Fob. 1773 and proved 2 Sept. 1776, 
he left his property chiefly to his sister Mary Snow and her children and to the children 
of his sister Elizabeth Houghton, deceased, his cousin Mather Byles receiving a legacy 
of £6. 133. 4d. 3. Elizal)eth, who was born 2 Feb. 1705 (? 1705/6] and was married. 
15 Aug. 1734, to Richard Houghton. 4. Mary, who was married, 27 Juno 1734, by 
Rev. Mather Bylea, to Jeremiah Snow. 



102 Old Boston Families [April 

the coming of Josias from England is unknown. Regarding the 
circumstances of the family, it is significant that no conveyance of 
property to Josias or from Josias is on record. That however good 
his business as a saddler in Boston may have been, it yielded little 
more than a living for the family, is shown by the cramped circum- 
stances in which Josias left his third wife.* 

Josias Byles marriedf first, in England, Sarah Auber, who emi- 
grated to Boston with her husband and died probably soon after the 
birth of her youngest child, 7 Oct. 1699; secondly, in Boston, Sarah 
Davis, who was born 11 Sept. 1661 and died 12 Mar. 1702/3, 
probably daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Thayer); and thirdly, 
6 Oct. 1703, Rev. Dr. Increase Mather officiating,! Elizabeth 
(Mather) Greenough, who was born 6 Jan. 1665/6 and died 
probably early in 1745, being buried in Tomb No. 2 in the Granary 
Burying Ground, second daughter of Rev. Dr. Increase and Maria 
(Cotton) and widow of William of Boston. § 

In his will, dated 29 June 1704 and proved 8 Apr. 1708, Josias 
Byles mentions his wife Elizabeth, his eldest son Josias, saddler, his 
son Thomas, under age, ''who is apprentice with Mr. Man, Brazier," 
and his youngest children, Sarah and Samuel, who were clearly the 
only living children of his second wife, Sarah (Davis). He remem- 
bers also his honoured mother, Dorothy Byles, in Winchester, Eng- 
land, his sister, Dorothy Jeffrys, and his brother, John Byles. To the 
last three he leaves a gold ring apiece. He charges his son Josias to 
yield to his stepmother all reasonable and needful help and assistance 
in the management of the family; and he hopes that he and his other 
children will ''carry towards her with all dutifull respectfulness." 
If after his decease his wife shall see fit to continue the saddlery, he 
desires that his son Josias shall yield her all reasonable and needful 
help and assistance in the business. All that he leaves to his two 
young children, Sarah and Samuel, he puts under his wife's control, 
she having "already expressed and manifested abundant of motherly 
affection and tenderness towards them, even as much in a manner as 
if they had been her own." His Indian boy, Winchester, he leaves 
to his youngest son, Samuel. He appoints his wife sole executrix. 
His youngest child, Mather, was not born until after his father's will 
was made; and therefore on 6 May 1712 authority was given to his 
mother to ask, demand, sue for, recover, receive, and take into cus- 
tody all and singular such part or portion of his father's estate as 
should appertain to him. Mrs. Byles probably spent her last days 
in her son's house in Nassau Street. In the record of admissions to 
communion made by her son Mather as minister of the Hollis Street 

* See Diary of Cotton Mather, 23 Dec. 1711 and 17 and 31 Jan. 1713/14 (7 Mass. 
Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 8, pp. 144-145, 278, 282). 

t A brief manuscript record of his marriages is found on the inside of the lower 
cover of a Bible owned first by Rev. John Cotton, then by his daughter Maria, wife of 
Rev. Increase Mather, then by her daughter Elizabeth, third wife of Josias Bj^les, and 
now the property of the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

t At this time the venerable pastor of the Old North Church was in the fortieth 
year of his pastorate, his son Cotton having been his colleague for between eighteen 
and nineteen years; and the Mathers were no doubt well acquainted with Josias Byles, 
the latter having joined the "Mather Church" on 11 Oct. 1696. 

§ William Greenough, to whom Elizabeth Mather was married in July 1696, was 
born 20 Feb. 1670/1, son of William and Ruth (Swift), and died probably s.p. 



1915] The Byles Family 103 

Church is the following: ''March 24, 1734, EHzabeth and Anna 
Byles, the former my aged mother, by a Dismission from the North 
Church. The latter (my wife) by a Dismission from the Church in 
Brattle Street/' Administration on his mother's estate was granted 
to Mather Byles, clerk, 6 May 1745, Josias Byles, shopkeeper, and 
William Winter, merchant, adding their signatures to the adminis- 
trator's bond. 

Children by first wife: 

2. i. JosiAS,2 b. probably in England abt. 1682. 

ii. Thomas, b. probably in England abt. 1684; mentioned in his father's 
will. The following account of him is found in a letter written by 
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap and dated 12 Oct. 1783: "My grand- 
father Byles, had a brother Thomas, who lived and died in Phila- 
delphia. He was a pewterer, and lived in Market Street: he had 
a son Daniel, who is dead, and left a son who, I am told, has been 
a Major in the army in this war. He, i.e. Thomas, also had a 
daughter married to a physician in Philadelphia, but I cannot 
learn his name, unless I was at Boston : all I know of them is, that 
they have no children, and were very kind to some of my relations 
who moved from Boston thither in the time of the late siege." 
(The Belknap Papers, 5 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 2, p. 262.) In 
the possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society is a letter 
from Thomas Byles at Newport, R. I., dated 16 Jan. 1711/12, to 
his "loving brother and sister." 

iii. A SON, d. 22 Apr. 1694, aged 2 days.* 

iv. Samuel, bapt. 11 Oct. 1696; d. 15 July 1698, "aged 21 months;" 
bur. in the Granary Burying Ground. 

v. Joseph, d. 15 July 1698. 

vi. James, b. 7 Oct. and bapt. 8 Oct. 1699; d. 2 Dec. 1702. 

Children by second wife: 

vii. Sarah, b. 24 Sept. and bapt. 28 Sept. 1701; d. 15 Oct. 1721; bur. in 
the Granary Burying Ground, "aged 20 years and 21 days." 

viii. Samuel, b. 30 Jan. and bapt. 7 Feb. 1702/3; d. at "Patuxet," R. I., 
in 1763, in poor circumstances, leaving a widow, whom Rev. Dr. 
Mather Byles, Jr., in an unpublished letter to his father in Boston, 
speaks of having once visited. In the possession of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society is a letter from Samuel Byles at Provi- 
dence, R. I., to his brother Josias at Boston, bearing date — Jan. 
1749 (received 20 Jan. 1749), stating that he was about to marry 
again, his first wife having died. 

Child by third wife: 

3. ix. Mather, b. 15 Mar. 1706/7. 

2. Josias^ Byles (Josias^), born probably in England about 1682, 
died 28 Mar. 1752, ''aged 70," and was buried in the Granary 
Burying Ground. On 12 Mar. 1715/16 he refused to serve 
as constable. On 15 Mar. 1719/20 he was chosen scavenger 
for the ensuing year. Thomas Pain, ''joyner," conveys by a 
deed, dated 3 Aug. 1716 and recorded 1 Nov. 1716, to Josias 
Byles, saddler, ''one certain tract or piece of land lying and 
being in Boston aforesaid, in that Street commonly called the 
Back Street, leading down to Charlestown Ferry." In his 

* In Bridgman's printed epitaphs from the Granary Burying Ground the epitaph 
(evidently partly destroyed) of this child is given (p. 176) as follows: 

" Ye son of Josias and Sarah Byles, aged 32 days, died April ye 

22d, 1694." 

Whitmore's manuscript copy of epitaphs in the Granary Burying Ground gives the 
child's age as 2 days. 



104 Old Boston Families [April 

*' Topographical and Historical Description of Boston/' p. 
133, Shurtleff mentions ''Byles's Corner" in Anne Street. 
On 20 Apr. 1719 the Suffolk Probate Court ordered that since 
Mather Byles was born some years after Josias, Sr., made his 
will and therefore had received nothing by that will, Josias, 
Jr., his half brother, should pay Mather's guardian, on the 
boy's behalf, the sum of £52. 3s. Id., being a sixth part of the 
estate, as the law for the distribution of the estates of persons 
dying intestate directed. 

He married first, in Boston, 5 June 1705, Rev. Benjamin 
Wadsworth of the First Church officiating, Abigail Callen- 
DER, who died 27 Dec. 1737, probably daughter of Ellis and 
Mary; and secondly, 10 July 1740, Hannah Little of New- 
port, R. I. 

Josias Byles, shopkeeper, in his will dated 18 June 1747 
and proved 14 Apr. 1752, returns to his wife Hannah all that 
she brought with her at the time of their marriage, viz., 
£500 in money, one silver tankard, two silver spoons, and 
one large Bible; and he also gives to her £100 a year while 
she remains a widow. He leaves £20 to the pastor of the 
church (unnamed) to which he belongs. He mentions his 
daughter Rebeckah, his sons Josias, EKsha, and Ebenezer, 
and his daughters Mary, Abigail, and Sarah. To his son 
Elisha he leaves his dwelling house. As executors he appoints 
his sons Josias and Elisha, and Daniel Ballard and Joseph 
Belknap. 

Children by first wife: 
i. A CHILD3 (<^of josiah Boil"), d. 30 Mar. 1706. 

ii. Mary, b. 3 Nov. 1707; m. (1) 8 Oct. 1729, as his second wife, James 
Nichols, b. 22 Oct. 1694, d. 1730, s. of James and Abigail; m. 
(2) 19 Dec. 1732 Daniel Ballard. (Register, vol. 14, p. 27.) 
Child by second husband: 1. Elisha. 

4. iii. Josias, b. 14 Jan. 1709 [? 1709/10]. 

iv. Abigail, b. 17 Nov. 1712; m. (1) 8 Nov. 1737 Jonathan Welch; 

m. (2), probably, ^ Pecker {mde deposition of Mrs. Mildred 

Byles, infra, p. 110). 

V. Sarah, b. 16 Jan. 1715 [? 1715/16]; m. 3 July 1741 Lieut. Joseph 
Belknap,* b. 12 Feb. 1716/17, s. of Jeremiah (for whom Belknap 
Street, Boston, was named). Children: 1. Jeremiah, b. 4 June 
1744; d. 20 June 1798; famous as Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap, the 
historian of New Hampshire and the originator, in 1790-1792. of 
the Massachusetts Historical Society. f 2. Sarah, b. 1 Sept. 1747. 
3. Abigail, b. 1 Sept. 1750. 

vi. Rebecca, b. 21 Feb. 1717 [? 1717/18]; d. umn. 26 Apr. 176-, aged 
43.t 

5. vii. Elisha, b. 25 Feb. 1719 [? 1719/20]. 

viii. Ebenezer, b. 26 Mar. 1723; d. at Ashford, Conn, (where he had 
settled and where his father owned property), "a paralytic/' 
12 Nov. 1805, ''aged 84" (Ashford church records); m. Anna 

. In the possession of the Massachusetts Historical Society 

are two manuscript letters from Ebenezer Byles at Ashford, one 
to his father and mother at Boston, dated 19" Dec. 1749, and one 
to his father, dated 1 July 1751. In Boston, 7 Oct. 1755, Ebenezer 

* Vide Register, vol. 6, p. 208. 
t Vide The Belknap Papers, 5 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 

t Her epitaph in the Granary Burying Ground, in its present condition, is defective, 
but it gives her age as 43. 



1915] The Byles Family 105 

Byles of Ashford, Conn., yeoman, conveyed property to Joseph 
Belknap, his wife Anna signing the deed. "Anna Biles, wife of 
Ebenezer Biles," was received into the Ashford church 13 June 
1773, and Nancy (Bicknal) Byles was transferred from that church 
to the church in Belchertown, Mass., in 1803. A Josias Byles 
(probably s. of Ebenezer) m. at Ashford, 18 Nov. 1779, Abigail 
Clark; and Sally Byles, aged 6, dau. of " Josiah Byles," d. 12 Feb. 
1791.* 

3. Rev. Mather^ Byles, D.D. (Josias^), born in Boston (probably 
on Tileston Street) 15 Mar. and baptized 16 Mar. 1706/7, 
died in Boston 5 July 1788. A brilliant prose writer and 
preacher, a poet of considerable note, the most celebrated 
humorist of Boston in his day, and a dominating personality 
in the town before and at the time of the Revolution, he is one 
of the most conspicuous figures in Boston's Provincial annals. 
A grandson of Increase Mather and great-grandson of Richard, 
as also a great-grandson of the noted pulpit orator John Cotton, 
he inherited not a little of the intellectual accomplishments of 
the gifted Mather and Cotton families. Educated at Harvard 
College (where he was graduated in 1725), under the direct in- 
fluence of his uncle, Cotton Mather, the '^ literary behemoth of 
New England's colonial era," he entered, 20 Dec. 1732, on his 
long pastorate of fortyrthree years at the newly founded Hollis 
Street Church in Boston with an equipment and a prestige that 
few, if any, ministers or literary men of his time in New England 
enjoyed. His intellectual promise had been early discerned by 
his grandfather. Increase Mather, who in his will charged his 
son Cotton to see to the boy's education, and who left him, in 
case he should become a minister, a fourth part of his library ;t 
and it seems probable that his studies for the ministry had 
been directed by his uncle, Cotton Mather. From the Uni- 
versity of Aberdeen he received in 1765 the degree of D.D.; 
and as pastor of the Hollis Street Church he continued until 
August 1776, when on account of his well-known dislike of the 
Revolution and his declared friendship with the Loyalist 
party, amidst recrimination and intense bitterness, he was 
summarily dismissed from his church. In May 1777 he was 
denounced in town meeting, with many others, as a person 
dangerous to the state; and on 2 June 1777 he was tried by 
the Court of Sessions and condemned to be put on board a 
guard ship and in forty days transported to Europe or the 
West Indies. For some reason, however, possibly on account 
of his advanced age, the sentence of banishment was not 
carried out, the authorities contenting themselves with keep- 
ing him for a few weeks a prisoner in his house, before which 
they placed a guard. In retirement, with his two daughters, 
and in straitened circumstances, he lived in his house, ''Nassau 

* Andrew H. Byles, who was born 3 Oct. 1820, married, 17 Feb. 1852, Martha 
Hedge Sharpe, who was born 20 Dec. 1831. They lived at Ashford, Conn., on a farm 
" bought in 1726 by Josias Byles, of Boston, and held by four generations of his descend- 
ants." (Vide Davis's "Samuel Davis, of Oxford, Mass., and Joseph Davis, of Dudley, 
Mass., and their Descendants," 1884, p. 145.) 

t Register, vol. 5, pp. 446-447; Diary of Cotton Mather; the Mather Genealogy. 



106 Old Boston Families [April 

Green/' in what is now Tremont Street, until 1788, when on 
5 July, after a lingering illness, which had begun with a stroke 
of paralysis in 1783, he died. 

He left no will; and his estate was administered, 26 Juty 
1790, by his only surviving son. Rev. Mather Byles, D.D., 
then of St. John, N. B., Rev. Samuel Parker, rector of Trinity 
Church, Boston, and Henry Smith, merchant, becoming 
bound with the administrator for the faithful discharge of his 
trust. The inventory of his estate included the house on 
Nassau Street, valued at £240,* the library, valued at £142. 
12s. lOd., a burning glass, a bellows, a diamond ring, seven 
gold rings with stones, a pair of sleeve buttons, twenty walking 
sticks, a pair of globes in cases, a hand organ with four barrels, 
a magic lantern and apparatus, and many other items. 

Three original portraits of Dr. Byles remain, one by Pel- 
ham, painted very soon after he began his ministry, and two 
by Copley, one of them painted, it is believed, in 1768, the 
other in 1774, directly before Copley left Boston finally for 
England. This eminent ''Boston court painter" was evi- 
dently one of Dr. Byles's most intimate friends. t 

In May 1884 Rev. Caleb Davis Bradlee, D.D., deposited 
with the New England Historic Genealogical Society a bound 
duodecimo volume of manuscript letters of Dr. Byles and his 
daughters, the first forty-six pages of which, in Dr. Byles's 
own handwriting, contain drafts of letters written by him to 
various persons between the years 1727 and 1787. Of these 
letters, three are to Alexander Pope, three to Dr. Isaac Watts, 
three to various English noblemen, two to Dr. Benjamin 
Franklin, one to Rev. Dr. John Chalmers, and several to 
distinguished public officials in Boston and to various members 
of the Byles family. Most of the letters in the last three 
quarters of the volume are from Dr. Byles's daughters, the 
Misses Mary and Catherine Byles, Miss Mary's being com- 
monly signed ''P Byles," and Miss Catherine's being signed 
^'K. B." The letters in this part of the volume are written 
between 1778 and 1784. The volume as a whole is of much 
interest, especially as indicating the deference Dr. Byles felt 
toward distinguished men in the Old World, and more fully 
as showing the affectionate relations that existed throughout 
the Byles family. It is said to have been left by Miss Cather- 
ine Byles at the house of Mr. John Etheridge, where it re- 
mained probably until late in the nineteenth century. J 

Dr. Byles married first, in the State Room of the Province 

* This house stood on Nassau (now Tremont) Street, nearly opposite the entrance to 
Common Street. Dr. Byles bought it in 1741 for £350. Cf. Eaton's "The Famous 
Mather Byles," pp. 68-72, 229-230. 

t The Pelham portrait and first Copley portrait were long owned in Nova Scotia; 
but they are now the property of Frederick Lewis Gay, Esq., of Brookline, Mass., who 
owns also Pelham's well-known portrait of Cotton Mather, a valuable portrait of Dr. 
Mather Byles, Jr., and a portrait of Mather Brown by himself. 

t More detailed information concerning the career of Dr. Byles may be found in a 
recently published book by the compiler of this genealogy, entitled "The Famous 
Mather Byles," which contains also reproductions of the Pelham and Copley portraits 
and many other illustrations. 



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House, Boston, 14 Feb. 1733/4, Rev. Thomas Prince, minister 
of the Old South Church, officiating, Mrs. Anna (Noyes) 
Gale, who was born 17 Apr. 1704 and died 27 Apr. 1744, being 
buried in the Granary Burying Ground, in Tomb No. 2,* 
daughter of Dr. OKver and Anna (Belcher) and widow of 
Azor, Jr.;t and secondly, 11 June 1747, Rev. Joseph Sewall, 
D.D., of the Old South Church officiating, Rebecca Tailer, 
who was born 3 July 1718 and died 23 July 1775, being buried 
in Tomb No. 2 in the Granary Burying Ground, daughter of 
Lieut.-Gov. William and Abigail (Gillam). By this marriage 
Dr. Byles connected himself hot only with the conspicuous 
Tailer family but with several others of the most aristocratic 
families of Boston, his wife Rebecca being descended from the 
Stoughtons and being connected more or less remotely with 
the Brinleys, Byfields, Dudleys, and Lydes. 

On 28 Aug. 1750 Dr. Byles was appointed guardian of his 
three minor children, Mather, Elizabeth, and Samuel, because 
they had recently inherited property as heirs of their aunt, 
Sarah Bridgham, widow of Powning Bridgham, who had 
shortly before died intestate. J 

Children by first wife: 

6. i. Mather,3 b. 12 Jan. 1734/5. 

ii. Samuel, b. 10 July 1736; d. 3 Sept. 1737. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 22 Mar. 1737/8; admitted to communion 16 Sept. 
1753; m. 3 July 1760, as his second wife, Gawen Brown of 
Boston, the well-known maker of watches and clocks, § who d. 

* Tomb No. 2 was built by Dr. Oliver Noyes in 1720, the same year in which many 
other tombs in the Granary Burying Ground were built, permission for this having 
been applied for and given by the selectmen. This tomb is now owned by the Arch- 
bald family, descended from Anna Noyes and her first husband, Azor Gale, Jr. 

t Dr. Oliver Noyes was one of the most important citizens of Boston. His wife, 
Anna Belcher, was a sister of Gov. Jonathan Belcher. Their daughter, Anna Noyes, 
was married first, 31 Jan. 1722 [? 1722/3], Rev. Benjamin Colman officiating, to Azor 
Gale, Jr., of Boston, merchant, who was baptized 10 Sept. 1699, son of Azor and Mary 
(Roots) of Marblehead, Mass., and died prior to 24 Feb. 1728/9, when his will was 
proved in Suffolk Co. Azor and Anna (Noyes) Gale had one child, Anna, who was 
born 4 Apr. 1726, was married, 21 June 1748, to Francis Archbald, and died 23 July 
1801, "aged 76." (Cf. Columbian Centinel.) 

X Mrs. Bridgham was originally Sarah Noyes, sister of Dr. Byles's first wife. She 
was married (1), 21 May 1736, Dr. Byles officiating, to Abel Pulcifer of Plymouth, 
Mass., and (2), 5 Sept. 1738, Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D., officiating, to Powning 
Bridgham. Administration on her estate was granted, 24 July 1750, to her brother, 
Belcher Noyes, M.D. 

§ "Gawen Brown Clock and Watchmaker lately from London" advertises in the 
Boston Evening-Post of 16 Jan. and 6 Feb. 1749, his shop being then in Brattle Street 
{Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 46, p. 250), and also in the same paper of 11 Dec. 
1752. In the Boston Gazette of 26 Feb. 1754 he announces his removal from "King to 
Union Street, next door to Mr. John Salter, brazier, opposite the Conduit, at head of 
Town Dock." In the same journal, 17 Sept. 1754, he offers his house in Union Street 
for sale. In the same journal he advertises, 18 July 1763, at his shop in King Street, 
"silver watches, some pinchbeck do., one genteel gold r.hain'd watch, silver and steel 
chains, best silk strings, &c., at the most reasonable prices." In 1769 and in 1782 he 
was still living in King Street. That he prospered in his business is shown by the 
number of his real estate transactions. He made, as Drake and others tell us, many 
of the hall clocks for Boston houses, including the hall clock of his father-in-law. Dr. 
Byles, which is now in the Bostonian Society's collection in the Old State House. A 
watch made by Gawen Brown and owned by Dr. Mather Byles, Sr., and afterwards 
by his daughter, Catherine Byles, is now the property of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. Gawen Brown was also the maker of the first cloek placed on the steeple of 
the Old South Church, a description of which may be found in Mass. Hist. Soc. Pro- 
ceedings, vol. 47, pp. 34, 290-291. This clock was commonly believed to be the finest 
one in America, the Boston Gazette of 16 Apr. 1770 saying of it that it "goes with such 



108 Old Boston Families [April 

8 Aug. 1801, aged 82; d. 6 June 1763.* Only child: 1. Mather, a 
painter of some note, b. 7 Oct. 1761 and bapt. by his grandfather 
as ''Mather Byles" 11 Oct. 1761; d. in London, Eng., 25 May 
1831. For his career see Eaton's "The Famous Mather Byles," 
pp. 213-215, and Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 47, pp. 32-34, 
291-293. 

iv. Maky, b. 20 Dec. 1740; d. 26 Jan. 1740/1. 

V. Belcher, b. 12 July 1742; d. 15 May 1744. An inquest was held 
on the death of this child, and the verdict returned, 15 May 1744, 
by a jury of fifteen, was that he had met his death by falling into a 
tub of water. (Suffolk Court Records, MS.) 

vi. Samuel, b. 23 Mar. 1743/4; d. 16 June 1764. In a record in a Bible 
once belonging to the Lyde family he is called ''' Doctor." After 
his death his father caused to be published a small collection of his 
writings, entitled " Pious Remains of a Young Gentleman Lately 
Deceased," which was printed by Richard Draper, Jr., 1764, and a 
copy of which is in the Boston Public Librar3^t 

Children by second wife: 

vii. Joseph, b. 30 Mar. 1748; d. 16 Oct. 1749, "aged 18 mos." 
viii. Mary, b. 27 June 1750; admitted to communion 30 Mar. 1766; d. 
1 Oct. 1832; bur. in Tomb No. 2 in the Granary Burying Ground. 
In her will, dated 3 Nov. 1822 and proved 22 Oct. 1832, she be- 
queaths her whole estate to her beloved sister, Catherine Byles, 
to be entirely at her disposal; leaves her affectionate love to her 
sister-in-law, Susannah Byles, her nephew, Mather Brown, her 
nieces, Rebecca Almon, Mary Byles (wife of Mather, 3d), Anna 
Des Brisay, Sarah Des Brisay, Louisa Hare, and Sarah Louisa 
Byles (wife of her nephew, Belcher Byles), and their children and 
grandchildren; and makes her sister Catherine sole executrix. + 
ix. Catherine, b. 22 Aug. 1753; admitted to communion in her father's 
church 7 Jan. 1770; d. 19 July 1837; bur. 21 July 1837 in Tomb 
No. 2 in the Granary Burying Ground. In her will, dated 15 Nov. 
1832 and proved 28 Aug. 1837, she bequeaths to her sister-in-law, 
Susanna Byles, $20; and leaves the proceeds from her real estate, 
after it is sold, in six equal parts to the following persons: Rebecca 
Almon of Halifax, N. S.; Louisa Ellen Des Brisaj- and Georgina 
Caroline Des Brisay of Devonshire, Eng., daughters of Anna Des 
Brisay; Louisa Hare of Portsea, Eng.; Sarah Des Brisay of Dart- 
regularity and exactness that for this fourteen weeks it has not lost two minutes of 
time." Gawen Brown was admitted to the Hollis Street Church 10 Aug. 1760, *'on 
a Letter of Recommendation from the Rev. Jo. Oliver, Pastor and Eldership of a 
Desenting Church at Framlington in Northumberland, South Britain." He married 
(1)5 Apr. 1750, Rev. Joseph Sewall ofRciating, Mary Flagg, who joined the Old South 
Church 12 May 1751, died 28 Mar. 1760, aged 31, and was buried in the Granary 
Burying Ground. She bore to her husband six children, all of whom were baptized in 
the Old South Church. He married (2) Elizabeth Byles; and (3) in the New South 
Church, 19 Oct. 1764, Elizabeth (Hill) Adams, widow of Dr. Joseph (brother of Sam- 
uel Adams, the patriot), to whom she had been married 11 Sept. 1754. In his will, 
dated 13 June 1794 and proved 25 Aug. 1801, Gawen Brown mentions his wife Eliza- 
beth, whom he appoints sole executrix, and his children in the following order: Mather, 
Margaret, Catherine, Nancy, Mary Pownall (wife of his son John), and John. (Cf. 
Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 46, pp. 249-250, and vol. 47, pp. 32, 34, 289-291.) 
* The Massachusetts Gazette and Boston News-Letter of 9 June 1763 says: "On Monday 
Morning the 6^11 instant died here Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife to Mr. Gawen Brown, 
and eldest Daughter of the Rev. Mr. Byles. For the beauty of her Person, the Em- 
bellishments of her Mind, the Brilliancy of her Conversation and the Sanctity of her 
Manners, she was an Honor to her Religion and an Ornament to her Sex. We hear 
she is to be buried this afternoon." 

t See Eaton's "The Famous Mather Byles," p. 215. The Boston Evening-Post of 
Monday, 18 June 1764, has the following notice: "Saturday last died here after a 
short illness, Mr. Samuel Byles, second son of the Rev. Mr. Mather Byles, of this 
town." 

tSee Eaton's "The Famous Mather Byles," pp. 7-8, 216-223, and Graham's 
Magazine, January and February, 1842, for a description of the Misses Mary and 
Catherine Byles and their Boston home. 



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mouth, N. S.; Sarah Louisa Byles of Burlington, N. J., for the 
support and education of her four children by the nephew of the 
testatrix, Belcher Byles; and Mather Byles of Teignmouth, Devon- 
shire, Eng., son of her late nephew Mather Byles. She requests 
that certain articles, among them "a carved bellows brought to 
New England by Rev. John Cotton two hundred years ago," be 
not sold, but that they be deUvered to Mr. Mather Byles Almon 
of Halifax or his agent, to be divided by him, "as nearly propor- 
tionably as he can," among her relatives, as family memorials once 
belonging to her and her sister Mary. "But the carved bellows," 
she says, "I give specifically to the Rev. Mather Byles Des 
Brisay." She says that the terms of her will are those that she and 
her sister Mary have jointly agreed on, to be observed by which- 
ever sister survives the other. The trustees appointed to act on 
behalf of the relatives of Miss Byles were Samuel D. Parker and 
Joseph Tilden, both of Boston; but these gentlemen refusing to 
serve, Messrs. Henry Clark and Isaac Livermore were appointed 
in their place. The homestead of the aged sisters was sold in 1839 
to Harrison Gray of Roxbury, the several heirs formally confirming 
the sale. These quitclaim deeds were signed by Rebecca Almon, 
widow, of Halifax; Mather Byles of Dawlish, Devonshire, Eng.; 
Louisa Ellen and Georgina Caroline Des Brisay of Dublin, Ire.; 
Sarah Des Brisay, widow, of Dartmouth, N. S. ; Sarah Louisa Byles, 
widow, of Burlington, N. J., and her four children, Sarah Louisa, 
Elizabeth Anna, Catherine Mary, and Edward; and Louisa Hare, 
widow, of 9 Alexander Square, Brompton, co. Middlesex, Eng. 
The brief inventory of Catherine Byles's property, exhibited 
18 Feb. 1839, showed real estate appraised at $2500 and personal 
estate appraised at $15,012.24. Among the items were a portrait 
of Mather Byles and one of Mather Byles Brown, with "other 
paintings and pictures."* The valuation of the parlor furniture, 
including the two portraits above mentioned, was $31. The other 
paintings and pictures were valued at $20. ^ 

4. JosiAS^ Byles (Josias,"^ Josias^), of Boston, born 14 Jan. 1709 
[? 1709/10] and living in 1739 on Union Street, married first, 
14 Dec. 1732, Rev. William Cooper of the Brattle Square 
Church officiating, Sarah Livermore, who died 8 June 1752, 
"aged 41," and was buried in the Granary Burying Ground; 
and secondly, 18 Dec. 1753, Rev. Samuel Cooper officiating, 
Mary Dixwell, who survived her husband and died in 1781. 
In her will, dated 30 Jan. 1781 and proved 16 Feb. 1781, she 
names her four children, Mary Hunt, and Josiah, EHzabeth, 
and Sarah Byles. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Sarah,4 b. 17 June 1734; d. 12 May 1754, ''aged 20;" bur. in the 

Granary Burying Ground. 
ii. JosiAS, b. 9 Oct. 1735; probably d. before 17 Dec. 1758. 
iii. Daniel, b. 31 June 1738. 
iv. Abigail, b. 21 Nov. 1745 and bapt. as an adult in the Brattle Square 

Church 7 Feb. 1773. 
V. Hannah, b. 14 Mar. 1752. 

Children by second wife: 

vi. Mart, m. Samuel Hunt. 

rii. Sarah, b. 30 Sept. and bapt. in the Brattle Square Church 2 Oct. 
1757; probably d. young. 

* Portraits of the Misses Mary and Catherine Byles were painted by Henry Pel- 
ham, Copley's half brother. That of Catherine Byles is owned by Maj. William Bruce 
Almon of Halifax, N. S. 



110 Old Boston Families [April 

viii. JosiAH (twin), bapt. in the Brattle Square Church 17 Dec. 1758; 
living 30 Jan. 1781. 

ix. Samuel (twin), bapt. in the Brattle Square Church 17 Dec. 1758; 
undoubtedly d. young. 

X. Elizabeth, bapt. in the Brattle Square Church 30 Dec. 1759; prob- 
ably the EUzabeth Byles who m. 16 Sept. 1785 Thomas Baylies 
Richmond of Dighton, Mass. 

xi. Sarah, bapt. in the Brattle Square Church 27 Sept. 1761; d. 2 Jan. 
1807, "aged 45." 

5. Elisha^ Byles {Josias,^ Josias^), of Boston, born 25 Feb. 1719 
[? 1719/20], died in Apr. 1793, '^aged 74." He married 

Mildred , who died in Boston 16 Aug. 1815, ''aged 

84," and was buried in Tomb No. 186, belonging to William 
Donnison, in the Granary Burying Ground. 

Between 1761 and 1764 Elisha Byles was two or three times 
elected constable in Boston. At a meeting of the selectmen 
held 21 July 1779 he states ''that he has taken Benjamin 
Bagnal, late an inhabitant of Boston to board, and has let a 
Chamber to Mrs. Susannah Wells, late from Waltham, 
formerly of Boston."* On 14 Nov. 1781 he applies to the 
selectmen "for liberty for his Wife to open a School for teach- 
ing Children Reading &c. which was granted." On 16 Apr. 
1783 "M'^ Elisha Byles applies to the Selectmen for liberty to 
teach some Children in writing, &c. and received their appro- 
bation." In 1787 he was a retailer in Salem Street, near 
Christ Church. On 17 June 1791 Elisha Byles, brazier, con- 
veyed to Mildred and Sarah Byles, spinsters, a dwelling house 
and land in Salem Street, reserving to himself the right to 
remain in the house as long as he lived. In Jan. 1813 Mildred 
Byles, then "88 years old," widow of Elisha Byles, deposing 
in Boston in reference to a wharf that had been owned by her 
late husband, declared that Dea. Josiah Byles, her father-in- 
law, left his property to his children, Mrs. Belknap, Mrs, 
Pecker, Mrs. Mary Ballard (her husband's eldest sister, wife 
of Daniel Ballard), and Josiah Byles; that Daniel and Mary 
Ballard had a son, Elisha Ballard; that she, the deponent, 
Mrs. Mildred Byles, had one child, Mildred, living, and that 
she had buried three children, one of them since her husband 
died; that she never had had a grandchild; that she had at 
one time lived "at the eastward;" and that her husband, 
Elisha, had been dead "18 years." The wharf and the ad- 
joining flats, concerning the ownership of which the deposition 
was made, were situated near where "Craigge's bridge" then 

stood.t 
Children : 

i. Elisha,* d. at Lynn, Mass., 7 Mar. 1759. 

ii. Mildred, b. at Lynn, Mass., 29 Apr. 1759; d. unm. 27 Dec. 1844; 

bur. in Tomb 58, Hull Street Burymg Ground (Copp's Hill). 

Administration on her estate was granted, 16 June 1845, to George 

W. Adams, her next of kin. 

* Mrs. Wells was probably Susanna (Welch) Wells, widow of Francis Wells, Esq. 
t Drake speaks of a "Byles's Wharf," on the east side of the Neck, near Castla 
Street 



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iii. Sarah, d. after 17 June 1791 and before Jan. 1813. 
iv. A CHILD, d, before Jan. 1813. 

6. Rev. Mather^ Byles, D.D. (Rev. Mather,^ Josias^), born in 
Boston 12 Jan. 1734/5 and baptized by his father on the same 
day, died at St. John, N. B., 12 Mar. 1814. 

He was graduated at Harvard College in 1751, and received 
the degree of A.M. from his alma mater in 1754 and from Yale 
College in 1757, and the degree of D.D. from the University of 
Oxford in 1770. He was admitted to communion 29 Sept. 1751 . 
From 1755 to 1757 he was librarian at Harvard College; from 
1757 to 1768 pastor of the Congregational Church at New 
London, Conn.; and then, having become attached to the 
Episcopal form of worship, he proceeded to England, where he 
was ordained as a priest of the Anglican Church. Returning 
to New England, he assumed the rectorship of Christ Church, 
Boston. On account of his Loyalist sympathies at the time of 
the Revolution he left Boston for Halifax, N. S., in Mar. 1776, 
with Howe's fleet, became chaplain to the garrison at Halifax 
and assistant to Rev. Dr. Breynton of St. Paul's Church in 
that place, and in May 1789 became the second rector of 
Trinity Church, St. John, N. B., where he spent the rest of 
his life. 

Dr. Byles is said in the National Cyclopaedia of American 
Biography to have been classical in speech and captivating in 
manners, and to have been the author of several hymns which 
are still in use. He seems, however, to have left few pub- 
lished writings. Valuable letters from him to his father and 
sisters in Boston, when he was minister at New London and 
later, and his diaries for certain portions of his life are pre- 
served, and throw great light on his character and on some of 
the events of his life.* 

He married first, at Roxbury, Mass., 12 May 1761, his 
second cousin, Rebecca Walter, who was born 19 Apr. 1739, 
the third child of Rev. Nathaniel (of the Second Church, 
Roxbury, 1734-1776) and Rebecca (Abbott). t She died in 
Boston 29 Oct. 1775, before her husband fled to Halifax, and 
in the register of Trinity Church it is recorded that she was 
buried 31 Oct. 1775, aged 37, as second daughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel Walter of Roxbury and wife of Rev. Dr. Mather 
Byles, Jr.J Dr. Byles married secondly, at Halifax, N. S. 
(licence dated 4 Feb. 1777), his second cousin, Sarah Lyde, 
who was born in Boston 17 Mar. 1746 [? 1745/6] and died in 
Halifax 22 Feb. 1787, daughter of Byfield and Sarah (Belcher), 

* For a longer account of his career see Eaton's "The Famous Mather Byles," pp. 
205-212, 237-238. 

t The grandmothers of Rev. Mather' Byles and Rebecca Walter were sisters, both 
being daughters of Rev. Increase Mather. Rev. Nathaniel Walter records in his 
parish register that he married in the First Church, Roxbury, 12 May 1761, "the Rev*^ 
Mr Mather Byles of New London and my Daughter Rebecca." 

t For the "W^alter family vide Register, vol. 8, pp. 209-214, with pedigree chart 
facing p. 209; Drake's Town of Roxbury, pp. 443-444; Thwing's Hist, of the First 
Church in Roxbury, Mass., passim; and Eaton's Church of England in Nova Scotia, 
pp. 139-142, 182-184. 



112 Old Boston Families [April 

her father being one of Dr. Byles's fellow refugees from Boston 
in Halifax, and her mother being a daughter of Gov. Jonathan 
and Mary (Partridge) Belcher of Massachusetts and New 
Jersey, a sister of Chief Justice Jonathan Belcher of Nova 
Scotia, and therefore a first cousin of Dr. Byles's mother, Mrs. 
Anna (Noyes) Byles.* In a letter, as yet unpublished, to his 
father and sisters in Boston, dated 15 Mar. 1787, Dr. Byles 
gives an account of the death of his second wife, stating that 
an autopsy had revealed the fact that it was 'totally owing to 
the pernicious practice of lacing and girding herself too tight." 
Dr. Byles married thirdly, at Hahfax, N. S., 2 Oct. 1788, 
Right Rev. Charles Inglis, D.D., officiating, Mrs. Susanna 
(Lawlor) Reid, who was baptized at the New Brick Church, 
Boston, 19 Aug. 1750, daughter of Thomas and Susanna 
(Martin) of Boston and vridow of Capt. Reid, ^'R.N." This 
lady, who according to Dr. Byles had ''an esta^te in New 
Hampshire," survived him, and went to England, where she 
died. 

On 12 Mar. 1814, the day on which Dr. Byles died, the 
following notice appeared in a St. John (N. B.) newspaper: 
''Died this morning in the 80*^ year of his age the Rev. Math- 
er Byles, D.D., late Rector of this city and Chaplain of the 
District." . The Columbian Centinel (Boston) of 27 Apr. 1814 
announced his death as follows: "In St. John (N. B.) 12 
March, the Rev. Mather Byles, D.D., late rector of that city, 
and chaplain of the district, Aet. 80. He was son to the cele- 
brated Rev. Dr. Byles, who for many years was pa^stor of the 

* At the beginning of the Revolution the family of Byfield Lyde was very prominent 
in Boston. He was the eldest and only surviving son of Edward (who died in 1725) 
and Deborah (Byfield) Lyde, and was born 27 Mar. 1704 [? 1704/5]. He was gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1723, and married, 17 Aug. 1727, Sarah Belcher, who was 
born 22 Apr. 170S and died 10 Oct. 1768. Accompanied by four other members of 
his family, Byfield Lj'de went with Howe to Halifax in Mar. 1776, and died there in 
the following October. Byfield and Sarah (Belcher) Lyde had fifteen children, of 
whom Edward, born 24 May 1736 and baptized in the First Church, Boston, 30 May 
1736, and George, baptized 3 Jan. 1741/2, were Loyalists, like their father, and took 
refuge in England. This Edward Lyde went to Halifax about a year before the evacua- 
tion of Boston; and his daughter Elizabeth was born there 15 Dec. 1775. When 
Chief Justice Peter Oliver with his niece reached Halifax, 3 Apr. 1776, Mr. Lyde 
invited him to his house and kept him there until he embarked for England, 12 May 
1776, as is revealed by a portion of Peter Oliver's journal quoted by Thomas Hutchin- 
son in his diary. Hutchinson also says, under date of 7 June 1776, that "Ned Lyde" 
has just arrived at Dover from Halifax. (Diary and Letters of Thomas Hutchinson, 
vol. 2, pp. 49, 61.) On 18 Dec. 1778 Samuel Pitts was appointed in Boston agent 
of the estate of Edward Lyde, "an absentee," and gave bonds; and on 19 Mar. 1779 
an inventory of his estate was presented, which showed him to be possessed of valuable 
property. Edward Lyde married (1), 15 Jan. 176[5], Katharine Gooch, who died 
16 Nov. 1765, in her 28th year; and (2), 15 Oct. 1772, Elizabeth Oliver, who was born 
7 Mar. and baptized in the Old South Church 11 Mar. 1738/9, daughter of Lieut.-Gov. 
Andrew and Mary (Sanford). Child by first wife: 1. Katharine, born 23 Oct. 1765; 
d. 14 May 1766. Children by second wife: 2. Edward, born in Boston 25 Oct. 1773; 
died in New York Citj^ 24 Dec. 1831, being buried in a vault in St. Mark's Churchyard; 
married in New York City, 19 Feb. 1799, Grace Walton, born 2 June 1778, died 1 Apr. 
1820. 3. Elizabeth, born at Halifax, N. S., 15 Dec. 1775; died unmarried at Burling- 
ton, N. J., 10 May 1876. 4. Byfield, born in New York City 16 Aug. 1778; died 
28 Aug. 1778. 5. Sarah Louisa, born in New York City 8 Dec. 1779; married 29 Dec. 
1808 her first cousin. Belcher Byles (8), q.v. 6. Andrew Belcher, born in New York 
City 25 Jan. 1782; died there 25 Oct. 1855; married 1821 Mary Todman. Edward 
Lyde, Sr., died in New York 12 Apr. 1812, aged 76, and was buried in a vault in the 
First Presbyterian Churchyard, Fifth Avenue and Twelfth Street. His widow, 
Elizabeth (Oliver), died in New York 15 Dec. 1820, and was buried in the same vault. 



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Hollis Street Church and Society in this town. Two aged 

maiden sisters yet reside here, to whom the death of their 

worthy brother is pecuHarly afflictive." In 1873 Mr. J. W. 

Lawrence of St. John, a local historian, wrote: ''The house 

where he [Dr. Byles] died can be seen on the southwest corner 

of the market lot, facing Germain Street." Dr. Byles is said 

also by Mr. Lawrence to have been buried in the old Sydney 

Street Burying Ground in St. John,* though other local 

tradition says that he was buried under the chancel of Trinity 

Church, where he had for so long ministered. On the wall of 

this church was placed a tablet (v/hich still exists), bearing an 

inscription which has been printed in the Register, vol. 14, 

p. 233. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Rebecca,^ bapt. at New London, Conn., 31 Oct. 1762; d. at Halifax, 
N. S., 5 June 1853, in her 91st yesir, having been bhnd for several 
years immediately preceding her death;! ni- at Halifax, 3 Aug. 
1785, William James Almon, M.D., b. at Newport, R. I., prob- 
ably in 1754, d. at Bath, Eng., 5 Feb. 1817, s. of and Ruth 

(Hollywood). t Perhaps Dr. Almon received his medical educa- 
tion at King's College, New York, and he is said to have been 
assistant surgeon in the Royal Artillery in New York in 1776. At 
Halifax he became the most eminent general practitioner in the 
town, and long acted as surgeon to the ordnance and artillery. 
He was buried under St. James Church, Bath. An obituary notice 
in a Halifax newspaper in 1817 says: ''Died, at Bath in England 
on the 5th February, D^ William James Almon aged 62. He was, 
during the greatest part of his life a Practitioner of Physic in this 
Town, where the eminence he acquired by his skill in his profession 
& attention to its duties makes his death the subject of universal 
& deep regret. His goodness of heart and kindness of disposition 
will cause him to be long remembered & loved; and if it is any 
alleviation to the sorrow of surviving friends to know that they do 
not grieve alone, the relations of this good man will have the con- 
solation of knowing that all who were acquainted with him partake 
of their afflictions." Mrs. Almon was the favorite niece of the 
Misses Byles of Boston, and much of the correspondence between 
her and them has been preserved. She was a woman of fine 
character and great cultivation, and she left a family of the highest 
social and professional importance in Nova Scotia. Children: 

1. William Bruce, d. young, after being inoculated for smallpox. 

2. Hon. William Bruce, M.D., a member of the Council and for 
thirty years a leading physician in Halifax, b. 25 Oct. 1787; d. 
12 July 1840; m. 29 Jan. 1814 Laleah Peyton Johnstone, b. 
15 Feb. 1789, third dau. of Dr. WilHam Martin and Elizabeth 
(Lichtenstein) of Jamaica, B. W. I.§ 3. Amelia, d. in infancy. 4. 

* Sec Loyalist Centennial Souvenir, by J. W. Lawrence, p. 164. For notes on the 
history of Trinity Church, St. John, see Footprints or Incidents in the Early History 
of New Brunswick, pp. 78-81. Rev. George Bisset was the first rector of Trinity 
Church, Ptcv. Mather Byles the second, and Rev. George Pigeon, a son-in-law of Bishop 
Charles Inglis, the third. See George Herbert Lee's First Fifty Years of the Church 
of England in New Brunswick. 

t See obituary notice from the Church Times (Halifax, N. S.), in Register, vol. 7, 
p. 372. 

X Dr. Almon's father was born at Genoa, Italy, came as a young man to the Ameri- 
can Colonies, becanne owner of a vessel and traded with the West Indies, and was lost 
at sea. He married in New Jersey Ruth Hollywood, who after his death was married 
in the Dutch Church, New York City, 20 July 1767 (Marriages in the Dutch Church, 
New York, p. 226), to John Nash, to whom she bore no children. John Nash and his 
wife emigrated to Halifax about the time of the Revolution, and both died there. 

§ The children of Hon. William Bruce and Laleah Peyton (Johnstone) Almon were: 



114 Old Boston Families [April 

Amelia Elizabeth, b. 14 Aug. 1789; m. Hon. James William John- 
stone, an eminent Nova Scotia Conservative statesman and judge 
in equity, who shortly before his death was appointed Governor 
of Nova Scotia, b. in Jamaica, B. W. I., s. of Dr. William Martin 
and Elizabeth (Lichtenstein).* 5. Sarah Ann, b. 27 Nov. 1790; 
m. Maj. Charles Mosse, R.A. 6. Hon. Mather Byles, a banker and 
member of the Council, bapt. 24 June 1796; m. Sophia Pryor, 
bapt. 6 Mar. 1807, dau. of John and Sarah (Stevens), who belonged 
to an important Loyalist family from New York; had issue. 
7. ii. Mather, bapt. at New London, Conn., 8 Apr. 1764. 

iii. Walter, bapt. 4 Aug. 1765; d. young at New London, Conn. 

iv. Anna (twin), bapt. 10 May 1767; d. young at New London, Conn. 

V. Elizabeth (twin), bapt. 10 May 1767; d. 1808, six months after her 
marriage, aged 41; m. at St. John, N. B., William Scovil, Esq., 
of St. John, second s. of Rev. James and Ame (Nichols), who m. 
(2) Ann Davis, by whom he had one child. f 

vi. Anna, bapt. in Christ Church Parish, Boston, 27 Nov. 1768; d. at 
Teignmouth, Devonshire, Eng., Apr. 1830; m. at St. John, N. B., 
22 Aug. 1799, as his second wiie, Lieut, -Col. Thomas de la 
CouR Des Brisay, of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Artillery, 
at that time the commandant at Halifax, N. S., and a lieutenant- 
general in the Army, who d. probably at Torquay, Devonshire, 
Eng.t Children: 1. Charles Mather, drowned in England, aged 
11^ years. 2. Lestock Willson, d. in infancy. 3. Anna Elizabeth 
Mary. 4. Louisa Ellen, d., a widow, at Teignmouth 30 Jan. 1884; 
m. her first cousin, Rev. Thomas Des Brisay, who was first a 
lieutenant in the Royal Marines, and then, after studying at 
Cambridge, Eng., for the Church, became vicar of Yalpton, Devon- 
shire, s. of Peter (major in the Royal Marines). 5. Georgina 

1. Laleah, born 20 Nov. 1814, married Thomas Andrew Ritchie, who was born 1810. 

2. Hon. William Johnstone, M.D., a leading phj-sician of Halifax and senator of the 
Dominion of Canada, born 27 Jan. 1816, married Elizabeth " Lightenstone " Ritchie, 
born 1817, and lived at "Rosebank," Northwest Arm, Halifax. 3. Amelia Rebecca, 
born 20 July 1817, married Judge John William Ritchie, who was born 26 March 1808, 
and lived at "Winwick," Northwest Arm, Halifax, where she reared a distinguished 
family, who own and occupy Winwick still. 4. Elizabeth Johnstone, born 14 Oct. 
1818, died 23 July 1819. 5. Elizabeth Johnstone, born 25 May 1820, married Rev. 
James Johnstone Ritchie, who was born 9 Feb. 1816 and lived at Annapolis Royal, 
N. S. 6. Ella Mackglashin, born 6 Feb, 1822, died unmarried, aged about 22. 7. 
Mary Ann, born 14 Mar. 1823, died unmarried, aged about 65. 8. Andrew Belcher, 

born 19 Oct. 1824, married Walcott of Salem, Mass., and died at Newport, R. L, 

where he had lived for many years. 9, James, born 30 Jan. 1826, died unmarried, aged 
about 45. 10, Rev, Canon Foster Hutchinson, born 31 Aug. 1827, for many years 

a clergyman in Nova Scotia, had issue. 11. John, born 24 Oct. 1828, married 

Robinson, and lived at Rothesay, N. B. For the Ritchie family of Nova Scotia see 
the Calnek-Savary History of the County of Annapolis, N. S., pp. 394-397, 573-576, 
and Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist, pp. 34, 35. The name "Winwick," given to 
the late Judge John William Ritchie's estate at Halifax, was taken from the name of 
the parish in Lancashire in which Richard Mather, founder of the Mather family of 
New England, was born. 

* Judge Johnstone married (2) Mrs. Louisa (Pryor) Wentworth of Halifax, daughter 
of John and Sarah (Stevens) Pryor and widow of Capt. Samuel Henry Wentworth, 
R.E., Capt. Wentworth being a nephew of Lady Frances Wentworth. (Wentworth 
Genealogy, vol. 2, p. 306.) 

t Rev. James Scovil, an Anglican clergyman, was born at Waterbury, Conn., and 
from 1788 until his death on 19 Dec. 1808 was rector at Kingston, N. B. His widow 
died in June 1835. His fourth child. Rev. Elias Scovil, succeeded him as rector at 
Kingston. See Anderson's and Bronson's histories of Waterbury, Conn., and Sabine's 
American Loyalists. 

% Gen. Des Brisay's first wife, whom he married probably at Halifax, was Sarah 
Proctor, born probably in 1756, died 4 June 1798, daughter of Charles and Margaret. 
Her epitaph at Charlottetown, P. E. I., reads: *'In memory of Mrs Sarah Des Brisay, 
wife of Lt. Colonel Thomas Des Brisay, the Royal Regiment of Artillery, who died at 
Charlottetown, June 4, 1798, aged 42. She was daughter of the late Charles Proctor, 
Esq., and Margaret his wife, of Halifax, N, S." By his first wife Gen. Des Brisay had 
one son, Thomas de la Cour, born at Halifax 14 Aug. 1780, who married Sarah Bylei 
(6, vii), and a daughter, Mary, baptized at Halifax 8 June 1783. 



1915] The Byles Family 115 

Caroline, living in Devonshire when her great-aunt, Catherine 
Byles, made her will in 1832; d. before her sister Louisa Ellen. 

vii. Sarah, bapt. in Christ Church Parish, Boston, 30 Sept. 1770; d. at 
the house of her son, Thomas Belcher Des Brisay, M. D., at Dart- 
mouth, N. S., 8 Nov. (or Dec.) 1855, ''aged 87;" m. at St. John, 
N. B., 19 Sept. 1801, Capt. Thomas de la Cour Des Brisay, R.A., 
b. 14 Aug. 1780, d. in St. Vincent, B. W. L, s. of Lieut.-Gen. 
Thomas de la Cour and Sarah (Proctor). Capt. Des Brisay was 
probably an adjutant of battalion at Halifax at the time of his 
marriage. There is a tradition that when he asked his father's 
advice about offering himself to Miss Byles or sought his consent 
thereto, his father replied; ''I advise it [or *'I give my consent"] 
provided you do not mean Miss Anna Byles, for I intend to address 
that lady myself." Children: 1. Thomas Belcher, M.D., a physi- 
cian at Chester, N. S., and frorri 1832 on at Dartmouth, N. S., b. 
abt. 1802; d. 21 Apr. 1869, aged 67; m. Lucretia Bourdett Wood- 
ward, dau. of Jesse (a Huguenot merchant, it is said, at Halifax).* 
2. Rev. Mather Byles, rector of Dartmouth, N. S. Also other 
children, of whom no certain records have been found. t 

viii. Martha, bapt. in Christ Church Parish, Boston, 1 Nov. 1772; bur. 
from this church 6 Nov. 1772, ''aged 3 weeks." 

ix. Mary, bapt. in Christ Church Parish, Boston, 20 Oct. 1774; bur. 
from this church 3 Apr. 1775, "aged 5 months." 

Children by second wife: 

8. X. Belcher, b. at Halifax, N. S., 27 Sept. 1780. 

xi. Sarah Louisa, b. at Halifax, probably in 1782; m. Maj. Thomas 
Hare of the Ninety-Seventh Regiment of Foot, s. of Matthew of 
Ballybrack, co. Kerry, Ire. Maj. Hare belonged to a military 
family and at the time of his marriage was stationed, with his 
regiment, at Halifax. He owned a place called Mount Henry, 
near Limerick, Ire., and was there killed by " Whiteboys," 31 Jan. 
1822. After his death his widow removed to England, and in 
1832 was living at Portsea, Hants. In 1839, however, she was 
living at Brompton, co. Middlesex. She is said to have resided 
also for a time at St. Paul's Square, Southsea. Children: 1. A 
child, d. in infancy. 2. A child, d. in infancy. 3. Louisa, b. 1815; 
d. s.p. in CO. Sussex, Eng., Mar. 1891; m. her first cousin, John 
Hare, s. of Matthew. 4. William Almon Robert, b. 19 Mar. 1820; 
d. 1901; m. 23 Aug. 1854 Ahce Mary Allison, b. 14 June 1827, d. 
Apr. 1907, eldest dau. of Jonathan Crane and Jane (Boggs); came 
out to Halifax to his cousin, Hon. Mather Byles Almon, when he 
was about 17 years old, and lived from that time on at Halifax. t 
5. Maj. Thomas, m. at the Cape of Good Hope Frances Maynard; 
six children, Charles William, Louisa Clarissa, Alfred, Gordon, 
Walsham Howe, Maynard. 

xii. Samuel, d. in infancy at Halifax not later than 10 Dec. 1784, as a 
letter from his mother to Dr. Mather Byles, Sr., proves. 

xiii. Samuel, b. probably in 1786; d. young. 

* Dr. Des Brisay made his will 12 Mar. 1860, and it was proved 3 May 1869. His 
children were: 1. George Woodward, died at Chester, aged 2 years. 2. Mather Byles, 
M.P.P., barrister, judge of a county court, speaker of the Assembly, and historian of 
Lunenburg County, N. S., born about 1828, died 8 Apr. 1900, aged 72. 3. William 
Almon, a clergyman. 4. Charles Mosse, M.D. 5. Thomas de la Cour, M.D. 6. 
Sarah Eliza, who was married to Peter Stewart Des Brisay of Charlottetown, P. E. I. 
7. Marie Woodward. 8. Louisa Caroline. 9. Emma Almon. 10. Jessie. 

t It has not been possible to compile complete records of the Des Brisay family, 
whose original home in Canada was Charlottetown, P. E. I. 

X The children of William Almon Robert Hare were: 1. Alice, married, as his second 
wife, to Prescott Johnstone of Halifax. 2. Marion, died young. 3. William Almon, 
^IJed young. 4. Alfred Allison, married Jessie Withycombe of St. John's, Newfound- 
land. 5. Henry Mather, who married Estelle Hart and is a medical missionary with 
Dr. Grenfell in Labrador. 6. Arthur Charles, married Maria Gordon Hughes. 7. 
Louisa Frances, married Richard Chapman Weldon, D.C.L., dean of Dalhousie 
College, Halifax. 8. Lillian Jane, died young. 9. Walter John, died unmarried. 10. 
Wilfred Almon, living unmarried. 

VOL. LXIX. 8 



116 Old Boston Families [April 

7. Mather^ Byles {Rev. Mather,^ Rev. Mather,^ Josias^), baptized 

at New London, Conn., 8 Apr. 1764, died in Grenada, B. W. I., 

17 Dec. 1802. He was commissary general at Grenada, and 

married there, 1 June 1797, Mary Bridgewater, eldest 

daughter of Chief Justice Bridgewater of that island.* 

Children : 

i. Mather,^ living in 1832 at Teignmouth, Devonshire, Eng., but 
describing himself in 1839 as of Dawlish, Devonshire. Child: 1. 
Capt. Mather,^ R.N. 

ii. A DAUGHTER. 

8. Belcher^ Byles {Rev. Mather,^ Rev. Mather,^ Josias^), born at 

Halifax, N. S., 27 Sept. 1780, died very suddenly hi England 
27 Feb. 1815 and was buried in Camberwell Churchyard. In 
Jan. 1809, immediately after his marriage, he w^ent with his 
wife to England to live. 

He married in New York City, 29 Dec. 1808, his first cousin, 
Sarah Louisa Lyde, who was born in New York City 8 Dec. 
1779 and died at Burlington, N. J., 18 Aug. 1871, daughter of 
Edward and Elizabeth (Oliver), her parents having lived 
successively in Boston, at Halifax, N. S., and in New York 
City. After her husband's death Mrs. Byles and her children 
returned from England to New York and lived with her 
mother, who died in 1820. About 1826 Mrs. Byles removed 
to Burlington, N. J., and she and her children are buried in 
St. Mary's Churchyard in that city. 

Children : 

• 

i. Sarah Louisa,^ b. in London, Eng., 8 Sept. 1810; d. unm. at Bur- 
lington, N. J., 7 July 1902. 

ii. Edward Lyde, b. 26 Mar. 1812; d. unm. 16 Oct. 1875. 

iii. Elizabeth Anna, b. at Camberwell, Eng., 11 Dec. 1813: d. s.p. at 
Burlington, N. J., 24 Nov. 1907; m. at Burlington, 14 July 1869, 
Charles Ellis, M.D. 

iv. Catherine Mary, b. at Camberwell, Eng., 5 May 1815; d. unm. 
10 Dec. 1899. 

ADDENDUM 
Te[E Byles Bible Record 

The following record is taken from the Byles Family Bible, which 
was transferred to Halifax, N. S., after the death of Miss Catherine^ 
Byles of Boston, and was for a long time in the possession of the 
Almon family. It is now the property of Miss Mary W. Ritchie of 

* A tablet in a church in Grenada bears the following inscription, which was copied, 
7 Feb. 1887, by Mather^ Byles's grandson, Capt. Mather^ Byles, R.N., then of Her 
Majesty's ship Tourmaline: "Mather Byles, Esqr, who was born in Boston New Eng- 
land 1765, and died in Grenada on Friday 17th day of December 1802, in the 38^^ year 
of his age. A man who amidst all the dissoluteness of the age, filled many places of 
publick Trust in this Island, with that honor and integrity which all admire and few 
dare to imitate. In every domestic situation, whether as a son, brother, a husband, a 
parent, or a friend, he shone with equal lustre. To mild, pleasing manners and a sound 
judgment, he added every virtue that can dignify Humanity, but to tell his character 
in a word, 'He was a Christian.' This stone, a Tribute of gratitude and a testimony of 
Admiration for a character so exemplary, is erected by his brother Belcher Byles. 
'Let me die the death of the Righteous, and let my last end be like his.' xxii Numbers, 
IQth verse." To the fine character of Mather* Byles the unpublished correspondence 
of the Byles family bears striking testimony. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 117 

Winwick, Halifax. The entries are chiefly in the handwriting of 
Rev. Dr. Mather Byles, Sr. 

I was born March 15, irOV?. He died July 5, 1788* N.B. I begin the 
Days at Evening — The Year March 15, my Birth-Day 

1733/4 In the State-Room of Province House Feb. if Married to M''^ Anna 
Gale, A niece of Governor Belcher, who Dyed April 27, 1744 Just before 
Midnight 

1. Jan. 12 A Son Born Past midnight Lord's Day 12 Baptized by the 

Name of Mather. He died 

2. 1736 July 10 A Son born, about sunset LorcTs oly Baptized by name of 

Samuel 1737 Sept. 3, my dear Samuel was taken by my God, about 
11 at night s^^ 

3. 1738 March 22. A Daughter born about noon Wednesday 26. Bap- 

tized by the name of Elizabeth. — Married to Brown July 3, 1760 
Her son Mather was born October 7, 1761 My dear Eliza taken from 
me June 6, 1763. 

4. 1740 Dec. 20 a Daughter born about noon Saturday 21. Baptized by 

the name of Mary Jan'y. 26, my dear Mary is sent for by my Saviour 

1742 July 12, A Son born a little before sunset On the 18<^^, Baptized by 
the name of Belcher. Drowned in a tub of water May 15, 1744 

1744 March 23 A Son Born about 10 A.M. Friday 25 Baptized by the 
name of Samuel My dear Samuel ascends June 16, 1764 

1747, June H, married to Miss Rebecca Tailer, daughter to the late Hon. 
Lieut. Gov. Tailer and niece to Lieut.-Gov. Stoughton. She died 
July 23, 1775, Lord's Day, about half an hour past three P.M. 

1748, March M, A Son born half an hour before 1 in the Morning April 3, 
Baptized by the name of Joseph. 1749 October 16 My Joseph goes to 

my God about 12 at night ^M^ndar 
1750 June 27, A Daughter born about 2 in the Morning J'^^^^^y July 1 

' ° ° Wednesday -^ 

Baptized by the name of Mary She died Oct. Ij 1832* 

1753. August 22 a Daughter born about 1 in the afternoon Wednesday 
Aug. 26, Baptized by the name of Catherine 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A. B., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Continued from page 17] 

[1773, January] 

6. Jonathan Davis Came & Paid me some money, ye Same Night I went 
to Groton for Mrs Green with John Egertons horse my Httle Daughter Love 
was born about 4 of Clock in ye morning 

7. I went and carried M" Green home & Fetched Up Emme. Catherine 
Derring went home this Day. 

8. I carried Mother Willard home & went to Harvard to Oliver Arthertona 
to Vendue I bought a Dish kettle a Toby pot a Bodkin. 

* The italicized words are in a different hand. 



118 Diary of James Parker [April 

10. I carried my Little Daafter to meeting. 

13. I got up some wood &c Jonathan Davis was ifixing John Egerton 
Chimney. 

18. I went for Mother Wiilard my wife was very sick She Stayed Untill ye 
Next Night. 

20. I went after ye Doct for my wiie and got some thing of Doct Haskeli & 
Came Home & sent for Doct Ware by Jonas Parker. Sd Ware came ye 21 
& Stayed untill after dinner this Day Mrs Wildes at my House, the same 
Night my Sister Abigail was married to John Egerton at evening. 

22. John Egerton moved his wife Home, my wife was poorly I did but 
Little work. 

29. my wife was taken with the Pleurisy Feavor. Moses went for Doct 
Ware John Egerton & his wife Came & Stayed all Night S*^ Ware Did not 
Come. 

30. I went to Luneningburgh after Doct Densmore my wife was very 111 
s*^ Doct did not [come] ye Widow Longley Came & watched this Night. 

31. Doct Dinsmore Came & Blooded my wife & left a number of Articles 
M''^ Farwell watched this Night James Dickinson* was Published this 
Day Mother Wiilard was at my House. 

[February] 
1 my wife was very 111 M^^ ^^ildes Came here and Stayed All Day & Night. 

2. I went for Doct Densm^ore in ye m.orning as Cold a Day as Ever I knew 
S^ Doct Came & Stayed 3 or 4 hours Matha Page Watched this Night 
my wife was better a Little. 

3. Lucy Bartlett Came and watched this Night. 

4 M^s Patterson Watched this Night. 

5 the Widow Longley watched this Night. 

6. Mother Wiilard & Emme watch. 

7. Some warmer Betty Little Watch. 

9. Betty Boynton & Ester Wiilard watched. 

11. I sleaded the Boards from the old house that I sold to Jonathan Davis 
this after. 

12. I carried a Loague to the Mill & got a Paire of Boots & pury [?] that 
Reuben Dodge left at Haskells. 

13. Jonathan Davis finished Pooling Down the House he had of me. Landord 
Sawtells wifef Dyed this Night my wife w^as gitting Better. 

15. I went to Obadiah Sawtell wifes Funeral. 

20. this Day ye Select°^ Layed out a rod for Joseph Longley through my Land 
by ye Mill Pond. 

22. At Night I went to Landod Sawtells to a Vendue of James Hartwell. 

[March] 

1. March meeting no roads voted this year. 

5. Jonathan Davis raised his house, their was a frolHc at the widows Long.f 
7. James Dickinson was marrid the 4 of this month. 

16. My wife went to John Egertons the first of her going out after [her 
illness] John Egerton went to Groton this Day & Brought word that they 
had measles at Levi Parker Emme Parker Sibil Parker. Luck Holden 
& Sawtell § was taken with a Warant for whiping Abel Parker. 

23. Drawed wood for John Egerton of[f] Hazon hill to ye forge. 
29. Abel Parker Jr Came to work for me. 

* James Dickinson married Priscilla Harris, the daughter of his partner, Francis 
Harris. 

t Mary (Gould) Sawtell. 

t Widow Longley. 

§ Luke and Sawtell Holden. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 119 

[April] 
9. I and my wife went to Elijah Wildes Raising 

[May] 

7 & 8. I carted Boards to y® New Meeting house for Lieut Haskell. 4000 
with my oxen & his. 

14. W°^ Longley went for fish I had 5 of s^ fish. 

21. Like wise Jolm Willard came. 

25. this Day Samson Tuttle Brought me a writ for Zachariah Tarbell for 

Board &c. 
30. we had no Preaching. M'' Whitney was gone a Jorney to Boston. 

Wentworth* was Burid this Day. 

[June] 

1 I and Abel was Piqueing up Old Stuff where the fire had run over. 

3 I went to Littleton to a Trial with Sprague in Tarbell's behalf He secured 
[?] a judgement against Tarbell 

8. James Dickinson Raised his house this Day. 

9. I Begun to Break Up. Phineas Page, Abel Chase, Israel Willard, helped 
me each with one Pair of Oxen I had Fletchers, Lieut Far wells, Egertons, 
fourteen in all. 

11 & 12 Joshua Longley had my Breaking up Plow. 

15 I Plowed with 14 oxen. 

16. Training, a Very fine Day. offercies went to Dinner at Sawtells. Sil- 

vanus Smith & John Egerton was Put in Copriels, the two youngest. 
22 Molly Wildes came to live at my house. 
26 Hannah Chace hatcheled flax for me. Very dry time. I girdled some 

trees on my great field. 
28 this Day Haskell Begun to Raise his house, I helped him a Spell &c 
30 Edmund Longley Raised his house. 

[July] 

3 Abel and I mowed for old Chasef 

8 I went to Harvard raising of ye Meeting house. I Bought Bourkmer Old 
horse & Saddle & Bridle 

13 Thos Simons was reapin for me at the Mill Pond. 

19 Betty & Rebcah Little Came to my house to set out my Pocket Book &c. 

24 this week I had a Banyan & Jacoot, new. 

[August] 

3 I plowed the old field round Tarbll old sellar hole &c. 

25 My Mother came to my house this night & stayed untill ye next Day. 
Egerton & wife came this Night 

[September] 

2 I went to Lecture in the afternoon. 

7 I went to Town meeting got ye Copy of a Sermon that I had from 
Bulkley 

9 Carried some ashes to Haskell's Potash 

13 Was Town meeting to see about raits & a Committee Chosen to Seet ye 
New meeting house Decoon Longley W°^. Little & myself. 

14 I went to Sewel Dodgcs| to Git a sheir sharp°^. 

22 I was Training & their was 8 or 9 to Breakfast with me. my Sister Eger- 
ton sent out this night & had a Boy Br. § 

* He came from Harvard, Mass., with his wife Mindwell. 

t George Chase. 

1 The Shirley blacksmith. 

§ Leonard Egerton, born 23 Sept., son of John and Abigail (Parker) Egerton. 



120 Diary of James Parker [April 

27 Went to Nehemiah Longley's to carry some Cotton. 
29 Abel went home to his fathers & his time being all out But Last time 
he had a Bad Boy. 

[October] 

8 & 9 Abel & I was Diging Purtatoes. 23 Bushels Bunkers Spanish Purta- 

toes. 
11 Deacon Longley W^ Little came to my house to make Draught about the 

Pews in y^ New meeting house, stayed untill about 12 of Clock at Night. 
20 Was Town meeting in order to [illegible] the Pews & several other Articles. 

M^ Ivory got home from y® Eastward y® Night before the meeting y^ 19. 
27 I went to Luneningburgh trooping I had Egertons horse, a Number of 

others with me. 

[November] 

10 Jonas * came to try his New Suit at Night ' 

11 Paul Dickerson was at my house. 

14 My Mother and Sibilf came up to meeting this Day 

18 I went to the New Meeting house & Put up a short seet in my Pew &c 

22 was Town Meeting to see about raising money for the Meeting house &c. 
It was Voted to raise 100£ for the New Meeting house Voted to raise 25 
for to Defray Nesasary Chargis in Tow[n] affairs. 

23 Wee the Committee meet to seat the New Meeting House at Sam*' 
Hazons Viz Deacon Longley, W^ Little, Rich^ Sawtell, Sam** Hazon, & 
James Parker. 

25 Was Thanksgiving, wee meet in New Meeting House the first Time 
Mr. Whitney Preached from Isaiah 56; 1; 2 Pretty full meeting I had 
nobody to sup with me but Ivory Wildes, I & my wife & Children went to j 
Father Willards & stayed all Night 

26 Y^ next morning I came home Left them all their, in the afternoon I 
went to Landlord Sawtell & from thence to the Old meeting house for an 
Artillory then home 

27 Paul Dickinson & wife & his Brother was at my h. Joseph BrownJ & 
Edmund Longley was married this Thanksgiving 

29 Deacon Longley & I was at W°^ Littles makeing out the Deeds for the 
Pews. 

30 I and my wife went to Dinner to Henry Haskells M'" Wh^ M^ Ivory 
Sam** Hazon & their wives &c. 

[December] 

3 I went to get some Clay to mend my Chimneys &c 

7 I went to Vendue at the New Meeting house the old Boards &c I swoped 
Britches with Jonas Parker 

8 I went to Vendue to Mr. Ivorys his Home Place was bid off to one Wallace 
& Corhiil for 4400, the other was bid off to John Egerton for 1305. this 
Night Phinehas Parker Came up to my house & Brought liis wife & Emme 
Parker & Stayed untill Satterday. 

17 I was making my great Barn doors. 

22 I was at Town meeting to sell the Pews in the front gallery & the glass 
of the old meeting House & to Sawtells at Night 

[1774, January] 

15 I went to Haskells & got some glass &c. 
17 I & Sawtell Holden ketched a fox 

* Jonas Parker. 
t Parker's sister. 

t Joseph Brown married Mary Longley, and Edmund Longloy married Alice Law- 
rence of Pepperell, Mass. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 121 

18 James Brooks* helped me finishing Thrashing my Rye 
21 I went to Livermores & got some Candles that he Bought for a mink skin. 
24 I went to the funeral of Mrs. Kallcyf 

31 I went to Vendue to Sawtells of the old meeting house, it was ajorned 
to y® 14 &c. 

[February] 

5 I had a new red jacoot made. 

8 John Egerton & I went to Groton with a Double Slay & Carried our wives 
& Stayed all Night. I stayed at my Brother Phinehas's. 

10 Egerton & I went home with W^ Safford.t 

17 I sold my black mair to Thos Nichols. ■ 

21 Their was severall young folks at my house at Night Eliz^ Whelock Ivory 
Wildes § &c &c. 

27 Mr. Adam Preached. 

[March] 

20 Jonas Parker was Published to EUzabeth L®.|| 
31 Mr. Bell Dyed this week. 

[April] 

7 Jonas Parker was married to Elizabeth 

20 Drawed out the Timber for Benj^ Haskells shoop 

24 Mr Goodhue Preached Here. 

25 I was Diging my Seller for my Back room. 

26 I went to help Benj^ Haskell Raise his Shoop & went to Hales IF & got a 
Bed Sted & Carried a load of ashes to H. Sold old Mr. Nathan Smith 
120 w* Hay 

27 I Began to Hew the timber for my Back Linter** M^ John Pierce helped 
me. 

28 We finished hewing and Begun to fraim. 

[May] 

16 I Begun to Board my Back Leanture.** 

22 Moses Kezar was Burid I went. 

25 Was General [Fast] Throughout this Prov. I and my wife Stayed at home 
all Day I worked some, our Children went to Father Willards & MoUey 
Wildes went, their was a great froUic at hazons. 

27 Joshua Longley Raised a Barn. 

[June] 

9 My wife & MoUey Wilds had a Quilting the[re] was about 20 Girls & about 
as many young men at Evening. 

10 Old M'" W^^ Longley M^ Ivory & I went & measured off my 10 acres on 
Catt'mug hill & made the Bounds this Day. 

18 Bill Bartlett helped me Plow Chief of y^ Day in my Orchard. 

[July] 

19 Winslow Phelps Came to reap for me. . 

[August] 
2 Ephraim Hale Buried a Child. 

* James Brooks came from Concord, Mass., and was an early tavern keeper in Shirley. 
t Martha McFarland, wife of John Kelsey. 
t Ward Safford of Harvard, Mass. 

I Both were founders of the Shakers in Shirley. 

I I Elizabeth Little. 
If Paul Hale. 

•• I.e., Lean-to. 



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[April 



22 in the afternoon to Town meeting to see about the times. 

29 I went & got my Plow sheir Laye^ I help^^ Harrington* Lay it. 

[September] 

5 I went to Groton & from thence to Littleton all Shirley Company to Visit 

Esq"^ Rogers, there was about 150 men meet on that Day 
16 Was Town meeting in order to sign the Gov*. 
26 I went to Thos Gonns & Bought two Heffer Galves & three Sheep of s^ 

Gonn. y6 19 of this month Philemons Holdens Boy Brook my Glass 

window. 
29 in ye afternoon John Egerton & his wife & Brother Joseph & his sister 

Washman & I & my wife went to Kingmansf & then to Wm. Littles & 

spent the evening & then home. 

[October] 

1 I bought a Lamb of Abijah Frost. 

8 Jonas Parkers wife mustered & had a son Born.J 
12. I went to Burkmars to get a gun. 

18 this Day James Page came for some Boards for Nathan Kingman new 

& old. 
22 I went to Burkmars & got a gallon of rum. I had a new velvet Jacoat 

made this week. 
29 John Egerton moved into his own house. 

[November] 

15 was Training the Old & Young met and Put out Gapt. Hazen & I & Eger- 
ton & Put in Holden & Obadiah [Sawtell] & Richard [Harrington] for their 
offercers & chose their minut men Sal§ Smith had about 20 men. 

[December] 

1 I plowed along by ye Ledge of rocks in Order to make a road in ye after- 
noon I went to Silas Davises Shooting of [illegible] 

13 in ye afternoon went to Burkmars & got some Rum & Molasses & sugar 

&c. 
20 Gampbell Brown came to my house in order to get in Schoolman. 

[1775, Januar}^] 

2 I Begun to keep school at Henry Haskells Shoop & so I continued keeping 
all this w[eek] this second day a sermon Preached at Lunening By M^ 
Adams to the Minute men a great meeting as they say, &c. I had between 
Twenty & Thirty Schoolers. 

7 In ye afternoon I went to Daniel Pages & got half Bushels of Indjon Gorn. 

9 Nothing remarkable all this week I was keeping school at Has. I had in a 
general way about 30 scho' some very large men & women Groon. 

16 At evening I Bought a silver watch of John Jup|| & Paid him the Gash ail 
but 3 Dollars, there was an artilley att Mr. Hazons I went this Same 
Night I swoped watches with John Sollendoynlf he gave me his note for 3 
Dollars to boot. 

28 I finished keeping school at Haskells <fec. 

[February] 

1 Jonathan Davis had a shooting I was there a Little While. Jest at Night 
when I come home I found my Brother Abijah Parker at my house, he 
Stayed all Night. 

* Thaddeus Harrington from Lexington, Mass. 

t Nathan Kingman. 

X Jonas Parker, Jr. 

§ Silvanus. 

II An Englishman. 

^ I.e., Solendine. 



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2 We went to see Jonas Parker Egerton & our wives &c. 

8 Old Lawley came to my house. 

9 Brother Abijah, Levi, Phinehas & his wife, & Jonas & his wife came to my 
house & stayed all Night. 

10 and ye next day then Phinehas & Jonas & their wives went home. Abijah 
& Levi stayed the Night following, then they went to Groton about noon 
&c &c. 

15 Henry Haskell had a great shooting. I went to father Wil^. 

21 I went to Groton to here a sermon Ph^ to the minute men. a great 
number of People of all ranks. I stayed all Night at my mothers. Came 
home y® next day. Saw three spring Birds this day, robbins. 

27 This day the Slectmen came to lay out a rode through my Land for 
Joseph Longley. 

[March] 

6 was March meeting Obadiah [Sawtell], Francis [Harris], & Asa [Holden] 
selectmen, & [Samuel] Walker Treasurer they Layed Hog* a road as they 
Purtended so they Carryed on the meeting as they Pleased. 

14 Was Training in order to view Arms Capt. Holden meet at the meeting 
house Capt. Hazon with our Partey meet at Mr. Ivory's with about 41 men 
so we Traind there all ye afternoon. 

18 in ye afternoon I went to town meeting. They turned out Mr. Ivory 
from goin Delegate & put in Capt Harris, & turned out Mr. Livermore & 
put in Haskell & Walker, so they served the Devil High 

28 Mr. Whitney Preached to y® minute men, a great Number of People at 
the meeting. 

[April] 

1 John Egerton had a son born a Little after son downf 
111 went to Groton to the General Muster of the minute men a great number 
of People, it begun to Snow in Deed, Cold raw weather 

19 the Regulars their morning, well, they Came up as far as Lexington, 
killed eight men, from thence to Concord, y® 19 at 12 o'clock I sot of & 
went as far as Lincoln, from thence to Cambridge y^ next day I saw a great 
Number of Dead men Lying on the road. Both our men & Regulars, a 
great number of men gathered together at Cambridge. 

21 I was in Cambridge, multitudes of men of all ranks it is judged there was 
killed & wounded Between two and three hundred 

22 I went over in Rokbury and stayed there all night, there was a muster in 
the Evening. 

23 Was the Sabbath. I came back to Cambridge & heard Preaching in y« 
forenoon, in y® afternoon 6 of us sot of to come home, all work going on 
this day as much as any Day in ye week, a shocking Day in Deed as Ever 
was seen in this Part of New England. 

24 At Evening I got home. 

30 Salvanus Smith enlisted four soldiers. On the Sabbath a Proclimation 
red for a fast. 

[May] 

13 I got some rutes for a Diardink. I went in the afternoon & helped raise 
a Barn fr Davis. 

14 a Night Charlestown Ivory ran away 

15 I went to Cambridge & round after Charlestown. I stayed in Cambridge 
all night a great Laram in ye Night. 

16 Came home, & Did not find ye Negro 

30 I was alarmed & Sot of to go to Cambridge but I got as far as 0^ Sawtells 
& a number more & hered there was nothing in it & we came home. 

* Joseph Longley. 
t John Egerton, Jr. 



124 Diary oj James Parker [April 

[June] 

1 Olive Wilds Dyed this night. 

4 Olive Wilds was Buried Mr. Barnard Pr^. 

5 I Burnt over the ground I was agoing to Plow 

11 Mr. Whitney Preached half the Day, Mrs Keezar* was Burid this Day. 
17 this Day Charlestown was set on fire by the regulors & a Number of our 

men killed in the Battle & a number of regulars a Very warm siege in Deed 

for the time. 

25 at Night went after Mrs. Wilds &c. 

26 She went home again -^Aathout any work, my wife still remained well. 

[July] 

2 this night my wife sent out she got to bed about two of y® Clock in y« 
morning with a fine Daughterf after all things went on well Emme went 
home this Day &c. I Brought Sarah Woods to Mrs. [Parker] 

10 I had 10 hands John Pierce & his Solomon and Both the Cammels,t <fe 
Benj* Priest & Peabody, John Willard & Moses Dickinson, this Night 

I went for Doc* Haskell for my wife she was Ver 111 untill he Came &c. 
16 Ezra Farnsworth Came for Sarah Woods. Louis Willard Came in her 

room. 
20 ther was New inlisting orders for more men 

26 we was mowing & got in a jagg of hay. 

[August] 

15 At evening I went to See Mr Ivory about the school &c. we agreed to hire 
Mrs. Newell 

16 John Pratt came to work for me again this Daj; I Swoped my oxen away 
with Mr. Perrin for a Pair of 2 yearhng Stears & had 35£ to boot. 

31 Mr. Esther Brooks § helped me finish crossing & Mr. Chatman helped me 
y« same Day. 

[September] 

24 No Preaching. James Page was Buried this night after Sun Down, 

[October] 

11 Nathan & W°^ Flud Came to thrash for me. 
30 this Day I swoped watches with Jos®^ Carter. 

[November] 

27 I went to frosts || to Pool teeth 

29 John Egerton & I sot out to go down with Mr. Bartlett went with 2 loads 
of barrels we stayed at Concord from thence to roxbury & so round the 
Comp' 

30 Stayed in roxbury all night &c. 

[December] 

2 I was in roxbury. I put away my watch to John Hanmer from thence to 
Cambridge round all the in Campments & Stayed all night on Prospect 
Hill &c. 

3 Egerton & I came out of Cambridge to Concord 

7 Mitchel Richards came and got 260 staves and 90 pieces of heading of mine 

for Perrinll to make Barrels. 
9 W°^ Flud was thrashing for me all this week. 
13 I went to Aunt Farwells to see about my Sheep. 

* Abigail Snow, wife of Jonathan Kezar, 

t Henrietta Parker. 

i John and James Campbell. 

§ I.e., Estabrook. 

II Abijah Frost. 

% Charles Perrin. 



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[1776, January] 

1 Town meeting Voted to have no schooling this winter Voted to Dizenherit 
Amos Dole.* the widow Longleyf Departed this Life this Day after about 
25 Days ilhiess 

13 Sam" Barrett helped me half y© Day I sold him a Pair of Britches for 
14i Days work he went home. 

21 Olive Longley Departed this Life 

22 I went to the funeral. Paul Hale came and stayed at my house this 

29 was a meeting in order to raise 10 men for two months Simion Holden, 
James Egerton, Ivory Wilds, Sam" W^^,t Abel Chase, Phips, § Amos Dole, 
Dinnis Holden, Solomon Pierce, Jonathan Hartwell, & myself Eleven in 
all we went to Sawtells afterward then Came home. 

[February] 

5 I sot off this morning in order to go to Cambridge & severall more Viz. 
Jonas Barrett, James Egerton, Ivory Vv^ilds, Sam" Walker, Jonathan 
Hartwell, Solomon Pierce, Abel Chase, Charles Phipps, & several more. 

I Rode as far as Littleton. Daniel Willard went and fetched my mair 
home from Littleton, there we The Company met. we went as far as 
Concord that Day, then we went as far as Menotomy the next Day, then 
wee went to Cambridge to the Place where we was Stationd. we had 
Between 80 & 90 men in our Company Officers included. 

[March] 

This 2 Day our men Began to Throw Shels in to Boston & they Returned 
the Fire back y^ 4 was y® warmest fire several Hundreds on Both Sides. 
Nothing Remarkable for several Days y® 15 some of our men was on the 
march towards New York &c. 

16 The Kins troops left Bunker Hill & Boston 

17 Great numbers of our Men went into Boston a very great Movement 
among our Troops it came out in orders for a Number of our Reg* to March 
towards New York. The Militia still kept theer station until the first Day 
of April our Duty was very Fortiagueing & hard untill our time was out. 
Provisions very good & a general time of health Tliroughout the Camp all 
the time we was gone. 

[April] 

So we all returned home the first & 2 Day of April. Daniel Willard was 
at my House two months in the time of my absence in order to take the 
care of my Creatures. 

2 I got home & several others after being absent from home 58 Days. 

9 I sold some Hay to Mr. Frothingham some Rie to Conant some Portatoes 

to Hosely [?]. 
12 Sold Aaron Bennett 254 weght of Hay. 
19 I went to Sawtells & met Capt. Job Shattuck & took my wages of him & 

the rest of the Shirley Boys. 
22 Levi Warner Came to five with me. this Day I Bought 53 apple Trees 

of Old Mr. Hazon. 

[May] 

3 I swoped away my old white face Cow for a Colt with Charles Perrin 

9 I and my wife went to father Willard to see Asa Harris || weding I went to 
Mr. Whitneys 

* A suspected Tory. 

t Mary (Walker) Longley, widow of Joseph. 

t I.e., Walker. 

§ Charles Phipps. 

II Asa Harris married Esther Willard of Lancaster, Masa. 



126 Diary of James Parker [April 

23 Was training in order to put in the under Officers. John Egerton Clerk, 
1 Serg<^ Jonas Parker, 2 Serg* Lemuel Wood, 3^ Serg* Jonas Page, 4th Serg* 
\Ym Bolton, 1 Corporal Jonas Egerton, 2 corporal Jonas Longley, 3 cor- 
poral Ivory Wildes, y^ 4 C Jonathan Hartwell, Drummer Scripture Frost, 
fifor &c. 

[June] 

I Levi Warner went Home at noon & Inlisted to go into the Service & came 
no more to work for me. 

23 W"^ Hubbart Preached at Shirley Mr. Whitney was gone to Philadelphia 
& Mr. Ivory &c. 

27 Was Town Meeting in Order to see weather the People would Declare 
Independence to Great Britn. 

[July] 

4 I mowed some tho so hot weather as it was. 

5 Was training in order to Enhst 15 men to go to Canada Viz. Jolm Egerton, 
Edmund Longley, John Davis, Silas Davis, Abel Parker, Jonathan Foster, 
Nathan Kingman, Wm Bartlett. 

7 No Preaching in Shirley. 

II I went to Littleton to Draught, 3 men viz Samuel Gordon, Abel Chase, 
& Simeon Holden But they did not go by reason of so many being gone. 

24 I went to Sawtells to see our men set off but they did not go. 

27 This day Ens° John Egerton & all the men that was going to Canada went 
out of Shirley 

28 Mr Whitney Preached after his return here. 

[August] 

21 I was taken by a warrant Issued by Lt. Co^^ Josiah Sawi;ell by W^ Bolton 
& a file of men & Carried to Landod Sawtells at 8 o'clock to be Tryed by a 
Court Marshall. Capt. Hazen was taken likewise; he was Tried likewise 
this Day. a great number of witnesses against us. my case Did not Come 
on this Day, untill Next morning. I was Ordered to Landlord Sawtells 
again. 

22 1 was Tried & Brought in Judgment against us Both in to be Cashiered 
by this Court Marshall Viz Col^ Sawtell; Cap* Isaac Woods, Cap* Thos 
Warren, Cap* Jabez Holden, & Lieut Nathaniel Lakin; ye complainers 
a Great Number. 

23 Capt Hazen & I went to Groton to Brigdier General Prescott to Col° 
Sawtell & so round in Order for recompense. 

25 Mr Whitney Preached a fine sermon to our antagonist. 

28 in the afternoon I went to Lecture a fine sermon Preached to the young 

People. 
31 my wife went to Mrs Ivorj^'s & Bought 2 Little Spoons of Mrs Newell. 

John Patterson Lay sick with Small Pox. 

[September] 

5 I got in the Last of my haying I Did all with my own hand & all my raking 
Only What Sally & Jane helped me. I almost filled my barn, good weather 

16 I went to Groton & Brought up Emme Parker to Live at my house 

17 in ye afternoon was meeting in Order to Draught men to go to Conecticut. 
25 I went to Luningburgh & settled with Doct. Densmore & Doct Haskell 

I had a tooth pooled & got my horse shod &c. 
30 I went to Groton & was Commissioned into the Office of a Deputy Sheriff 
&c. 

[October] 

12 this Day I Bought a Watch of Thos Burkmar 14 Dollars. Edmund 
Longley's wife keeping my horse, & randall* my mair &c. 

* Samuel Randall. 



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16 Edmund Longley's wife owned the Blind Sheep. 

18 in the Evening Edmund Longley's wife mustered.* I got a Pair of 
Pumps for Jane. 

19 I Carried Emme Parker to Groton & Brought up Sarah Woods to Mrs 
Edmund Longley. 

21 I cut my yearHng Bools that I had of John Willard, Jonas Parker helped 
me; then I went to Groton & Carried some Cloath to Rockwoods to be 
Prest &c. 

28 I went & helped Raise Haskell & Longley Saw milLf 

29 Michel McMorrow Came to thrash my wheat 

31 It was Lecture. Philemon Holdens Phinehas stole my mair Rode her to 
Groton. 

[November] 

9 I was Laying wall. Philemon Holden sot fire & Burnt Part of my fence 

&c. Caleb Trowbridge came to my house & Stayed over ye Sabbath. 
12 I fixed up my hovel. 

26 I went to Groton to Court & was Swore Deputy Sheriff. 

27 I went to Groton early the Next morning, the Court finished at Noon & 
I came home at Night all Things seemed to be sivel. 

28 I worked on my sheep house. 

30 John Egerton came home from Ticonderogua & John Davis y® Day 
before 

[December] 

2 Old Simon Holden made a Draft in Order to Raise the forth Part of y® 
men to Stand at a minute warning viz Joseph Dodge, Jonas Parker, Jonas 
Egerton, Hezekiah Patterson, Aaron Woodbree, Old M"^ Elijah Wildes, 
Abel Chase, Wallace Little, John Dodd. I did not go. 

4 John Frost & Amasa Hartwell came and Settled 

9 I went to Brookses at Night and Settled with him. 

18 Old M'^ W"a Longley Botomed a Chair for me. 

23 I went to flatt hillj & so round by Rockd§. Old Simeon Holden marched 
off with his Band of Soldiers Viz E. S* Josh Dodge, Aaron Woodbree, 
Jonathan Davis, W^ Little Jr; W^ Bolton, & James Egerton went y^ 
Next Day. 

30 I let Edmund Longley have my mare to go to the widow Kingmans 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 

FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from page 49] j 

[39] 

76 Gershom Thorp Born Bapt^ 

Margaret Wife to Gershom Thorp Born Bapjtiz^i 

* Olive Longley was born. 

t At Shirley village. 

t Lunenburg. 

§ Samuel Rockwood. 



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[April 



Baptd June 24. 1739 
Baptd Augst 15 1742 



Bapt. 1740 

Baptd Sep. 13. 1743 
Batdoc: 19. 1746 
Baptd June 10. 1753 



Their Children 

' Phebe Thorp Born 

Hezekiah Thorp Born 
By his second Wife Hannah 

Gershom Thorp Born Jany 1747/8 Bap<i Jany 17. 1747/8 

Joseph Thorp Born 

Thaddeus Thorp Born Feb 11. 1752 bap^Feb: 15. 1752 

16 Sepf^ 1759 Nathan was baptized about 3 months old 68 
12 July 1761 Daniel was baptized in Infancy 

3 June 1764 Jeremiah was baptized about 6 weeks old 
12 June 1768 Hannah was baptized in Infancy 

77. Jonathan Middlebrook Born Baptiz d 

Rebecca Wife to Jonathan middlebrook Born Baptiz d 

Their CMldren 

Middlebrook Born 
Sylvanus Middlebrook Born 
Oliver Middlebrook Born 
Salome Middlebrook Born 

The Children of Gershom Banks Jun^ & Ruth his wife 
Feby-19. 1775. Ruth w^ baptized in infancy. 
Aug* 15. 1777. Huldah w^ baptized in infancy. 
23 July. 1780. Noah w^ baptized in infancy 

[40] 

78 John Fanton Born: Aug^t 22. 1709. Bapt^ in Infancy 
Mary Wife to John Fanton Born Aug: 1711 Baptized 1726 

Theu* Children 

Hannah Fanton Born July 15. 1735. Bapt^ in Infancy 
Abigail Fanton Born feb: 15: 1736/7. Bapt^in Infancy 
Jonathan Fanton Born. Nov'' 2. 1738. Baptized in Infancy 
Anne Fanton Born Nov"^ 2. 1740 Bapt<i in Infancy 
Hezekiah Fanton Born Ocf 28. 1743: Baptized In 1743 
John Fanton Born: Jan. 16. 1745/6 Baptiz^ Jan. 19. 1745/6 
Mary Fanton Born 1751: Baptiz^ Nov. 3. 1751 

Bapt^ in Infancy. 1753 

79 Moses Gilburd Born Bapt^ 

EHzebeth Wife to Moses Gilburd Born Baptiz^^ 

Theh- Children 

Obediah Gilburd Born, feb: 5: 1741/2 Bapt^ feb: 11. 1741/2 
Hannah Gilburd Born: mar 16: 1742/3 Bapt^ Mar: 21. 1742/3 

80 John Banks Born Nov. 7: 1717 Baptiz d Mar: 2^ 1717/8 
EHzebeth Wife to John Banks Born Aug 30. 1721 Baptiz d in Infancy 

Ehzebeth Bank Born feb. 11: 1741/2 Baptiz^ feb. 23. 

1740/1 [sic] 
EUeoner Banks Born Ocf 14. 1743 : Bapt^^ in infancy 
John Banks Born Aug^t 1746. Bapt^ Aug^t 24. 1746 

^^^^^ I Banks Born 1749 Bapt^ Oct^ 15 1749 
Aaron ) ^ 

Peter Banks Born Nov^ 1751. Bapti^ Nov^ 17. 1751 

Nathan Bank Born Bapt^mar^^ 31. 1754. 

April 16. 1758 Rachel was born & baptiz'd y^ same Day 22 

11 May 1760 Nathan was baptized in Infancy 

17 July 1763 Ehzabeth was baptized in Infancy. 

[41] 
81. Samuel Whitney Born Oct^ 5. 1712 Baptized 
Ama Wife to Sam" Whitney Born Baptiz d 



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Their Children 

Samii Whitney Born: feb. 17: 1740/1 Bapt^feb 23. 1740/1 
Silas Whitney Born July: 16. 1742 Bapt: July. 11 [sic]. 1742 
Peter Whitney Born Jan'-y-G. 1743/4 Bapt^ Jan'-y 8. 1743/4 
Aaron Whitney Born Sep'^ 1745. Bapt^ Sep^ 29 : 1745 
Ama Whitney Born June 1747: Bapt^ Jun 22 1747 
Nehemiah Whitney Born Aug«* 1749. Bapt. Sep^ 3. 1749 
Sarah Whitney Born may 1751. Baptiz d may 19: 1751 
Nov'* 10. 1758 Ebenezer was born & baptized at Home 37 

3 Feb^ 1760 Walter was baptized about 10 Days old 82.3 

1 August 1762 Josiah was baptized 9 Days old 

82 Samuel Smith Sailor Born Baptized in Infancy. 
Ohve Wife to Sam^' Smith Born Baptiz d in Infancy 

Their Children 

Seth Smith Born: Bapt^may. 9. 1741 

83 Robert Rogers Born April 4. 1710: Bapt^in Infancy 
Married to Widdow of Noah Sherwood 

Their Children 

John Rogers Born Aug^t 20. 1740 Bapt^ Aug 22. 1740 

Phebe Rogers June 20 Born June 22 1742 Baptized June 27. 

1742 
Sarah Rogers Born June 10. 1744 Bapt^ July 1. 1744 

[42] 

84. Jabez Wakman Born Baptized 

Ruth Wife to Jabez Wakman Born Sep^ 5: 1709 Baptized 
Their Children 

Elizebeth Wakman Born: March 30: 1728 Baptized In In- 
fancy: Born Sun about half an Hour high on Saturday 
William Wakman Born April 1 1730 Baptiz d in Infancy. 
Born on Wednes Day morning about an hour after midnigh 
Sarah Wakeman Born: April 15. 1732 Bapt^in Infancy Born 

on Saturday morning 
Jabez Wakman Born DeC" 2. 1734 Bapt^ in Infancy He Died 

aged about three years and an half. 
Mabel Wakman Born: may 24. 1742 Bapt^ May. 29. 1742 
Peter Wakman Born: oct^ 18: 1744 Baptdocf- 21. 1744 
Eunice Wakman Born ocf 31: 1746: Bapt^ Nov: 16 1746 
Timothy Wakeman Born Dec: 1: 1749: Bapt^Dec^ 3: 1749 
Joel Wakman Born May 17: 1752 Bapt^ may 24. 1752 

85 Thadeus Gilburd Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Deborah wife to Thadeus Gilburd Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Seth Gilburd Born Bapt: Jun 6-1742 

Ruth Gilburd Born Sep'' 15. 1748 Bapt^ Sep^ 18 1748 

[43] 

86 Sam^i Murren Born Baptiz^^ 

Wife to Sam^i Murren Born 
Their Children 

Mary Murren Born Bapt^ July 4. 1742 

87 John Rowland Born Baptiz^ 

Sarah Wife to John Rowland Born Bapt^^ 

Their Children 

Seth Rowland Born Bapt^ Jun 13. 1742 

John Rowland Born Bapt^ Ma.T^^ 28. 1747 

88 Daniel Smith Born Bapt^ in Infancy 



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Sarah Wife to Dan" Smith Bapt^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Mabel Smith Born Bapt^ July 11. 1742 

Jehiel Smith Born Bapt^ June 3 1745 

Ebenezer Smith Born Bapt^ April 19. 1747 

Daniel Smith Born Bapt^ May 21 : 1749 

April 2. 1758 Sarah was baptiz'd in Infancy N° 9. 

[44] 

89. Daniel Sturges Born Bapt^ 

Mary Wife to Dan^i Sturgis Born Bapt<^ 

Their Children 

Isaac Sturgis Born Bapt^ Aug^t 29. 1742 

Baptiz d in Infancy 
Daniel Sturgis Born oct^ 15. 1745. Bapt^ Oct^ 20. 1745 
James Sturgis Born may 1748. Baptiz^ May 15. 1748 
Mary Sturgis Born Sep'" : 1750: Bapd Sep'' 17. 1750 
6 July 1760 Aaron was baptiz'd by Rev^ M'* Ross in Infancy. 
29 July 1763 Abigail was baptized at Home being sick, 2 weeks 
old. 

90 Nathaniel Do^tis Born Baptiz'd 
Sarah Wife to Nath^i Down Baptiz^ 

Their Children 

Chauncey Downs Born Baptiz^ Jan. 9. 1742/3 

Sarah Down Born may 24: 1745. Bapt^may: 26: 1745 
Martha Down Born Aug St 1747. Bapt^ Aug^* 21. 1747 
Mabel Down Born Aug^t 26. 1750. Bapt^ Sep'" 3. 1750 
August 27. 1758. John was baptized in Iiifancy N^ 29 

5 Octob'" 1760 Mary was baptized in Infancy about 4 Days old. 
9*^ Sepf 1764 Joseph was baptized being a few days old 

91 Samuel Perry Born, may: 13: 1719 Bapt^in Infancj^ 

Sarah Wife to Sam" Perry Born April 27. 1720. Bapt^ in Infancy. 
Then- Children 

Eunice Perry Born Jan'-y 24: 1742/3. Bapt^ Jan'-y 30. 1742/3 

Nathan Perry Born Oct'^ 24: 1744. Bapt^ Nov 4. 1744 

Easter Perry Born Oct^- 1749 Bapt^ Oct. 15. 1749 

Joseph Perrie Born Sep^ 1754. Bapt^ Sep'^ 29 1754 

No 4 Mary Perrv baptized Jan^ 1 1758 

Nov^ 25. 1759 Ichabod baptiz'd. born 14^1^ 74 

[45] 

92 Obediah Wheeler Born Baptiz d 
Wife to obediah Wheeler Bapt<i 

Theu" Children 

Ezra Wheeler Born Bapt^mar: 21. 1742/3 

93 Joseph Middlebrook Jun^ Born, march : 3 : 1720 Baptiz d in Infancy 
Sarah wife to Joseph Middlebrook Born: Augs<^ 10 1720 Baptizd in 

Infancy 
Then- ChUdren 

Rhode Midlebrook Born april 16. 1743. Bapt^^may: 15. 1743 
Eleoner midlebrook Born Sep'* 26. 1744 Bapt^ Ocf 14. 1744 
Sarah Midlebrook Born Aug^* 30. 1747. Bapt^ Sep'^ 6. 1747 
Deborah Middlebrook Born ocf 1749 Bapt^ ocf 15-1749 
June 30. 1754 Submit was baptized 
March 16. 1757 Eunice was born, baptized in Infancy 

94 Lockwood Gorham Born: Jan^:: 1: 1721 Bapt^in Inf. 

Abigail Wife to Lockwood Gorham Born Baptiz^ in Infancy 



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Their Children 

David Gorham Born Jany. 1: 1743. Bapt^ Jan: 22. 1743/4 
Hannah Gorham Born Sep^ 1745. Bapt^ Sep'- 29. 1745 
Lockwood Gorham Born Nov^ 1747 Bap^ Nov: 15. 1747 
Dan^^ Gorham Born oc^ Bapt<^ in Infancy oct 1752 
Feb^ 19. 1758 Meeker was baptiz'd N^ 14 

13 July 1760 Hezekiah was baptized about 10 Days old 
13 March 1763 Timothy was baptized about 2 weeks old 
17th NovemJ* 1765. Seth was baptized, born the 11^^ mst. 
18 Sepf^ 1768 Abigail was baptized, born the 31^^ July 

Aprill the 2^ 1783 Meaker Goram had a Child baptised named 
Sarah 

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95 Daniel Murren Born Baptiz d in Infancy 

Mary wife to Dan^i Murren Born Baptiz d in Infancy. 

Their Children 

Ruth Murren Born: July: 17: 1741: Bapt^ Augs<^ 16. 1741 
Peter Murren Born ocf 27: 1744: Bapt^ Oct. 28. 1744 
Abijah Murren Born April 7: 1748. Bapt^ April 18. 1748 
March 12 Sarah ) Twins baptiz'd in Infancy by Rev^ M'" Ross. 
1758 Mary ) No 14 15 

29 Jan'-y 1764 Meeker was baptized in Infancy — 

96 David Meeker Born Baptiz d 

Sarah Wife to David Meeker Baptiz d 

Their Children 

Sarah Meeker Bapt^ 

By his second wife Mary Burr 

David Meeker Born Baptiz d 

Mary Meeker Born Bapt^ 

Abigail Meeker Born Baptiz d. 

97 Joseph Middlebrook Bapt^i 

his wife Baptiz^ 

Their Children 

Eunice Middlebrook Bapt^* in Infancy 

Anne Middlebrook Bapt^ in Infancy 

Sarah Middlebrook Bapt^ in Infancy 

Joseph Middlebrook Bapt^ in Infancy 

Dorothy Middlebrook Bapt^ in Infancy 

Submitte Middlebrook p. 45 Bapt^ June 30 1754 

[47] 

98 Jonathan Morehouse Born Bapt^ 

Wife to Jonath^ Morehouse 
Their Children 

99 Ebenezer Bradly Born Ocf 5. 1723. Baptiz d: Dec: 1: 1723 
Sarah Wife to Ebenezer Bradley Born Baptiz^may 29: 1726 

Then- Children 

Nehemiah Bradley Born ocf 16. 1744 Bapt^ ocf 21 : 1744 
Ellen Bradly Born Feb 1745/6. Bapt^ Feb: 9: 1745/6 
Sarah Bradly Born Jan^y : 1747/8. Bap^ Jan^. 17. 1747/8 
EUphelet Bradley Born 1749 Bapd Nov 21. 1749 

Lois Bradley Born Sep^" 1751 : Baptis^ Sep^ 8. 1751 
Ocf^ 8. 1758 Ebenezer was baptized by Rev^ M^ Ross, a Week old 

N«35 
23 March 1760 Miriam was baptized about 5 Days old. 89 10 
12 July 1767 Ebenezer was baptized, born 8*'^ Inst. 

VOL. LXIX. 9 



132 Greenfield Hill Church Records [April 

[48] 

100. Nehemiah Banks Born feb 28: 1722. Baptiz^May 27 1722 

Abigail Wife to Nehemiah Banks Born Baptized In Infancy. 

Their Children 

Hester Banks Born Nov'' 30 1744: Bapt^ Dec: 2. 1744 
Amelia Banks Born July 1747: Bapt^ Aug^t 1: 1747 
Nehemiah Banks: born oct'' 1754: Bapt^ Ocf 20. 1754 
June 17. 1759. Talcott was baptized 58 

15 March 1761. Clarina was baptized not a Week old 
26 June 1766 Bradley was baptized, born 22^ instant 

101 Sam" Price Born & died in the Army AD 1758 : Baptized May 18. 1720 
Naomi Wife to Sam" Price Baptiz^ 

Their Children 

Samuel Price Born Baptiz^ Dec^ 9 1744 

Daniel Price Born Baptiz^ in Infancy 

June 24 ) Sarah & ) u +• j 

1759 i Samuel } «'ere baptized 

July 15 1759 Hannah was baptized 

[49] 

102 Ebenezer Gilburd Born: Baptized 

Johanna Wife to Ebenezer Gilburd Born Baptiz d in Infancy 

Theh- Children 

Hezekiah Gilburd Born Baptiz d Dec^ 16. 1744 

David Gilburd Born: Baptiz d Nov. 23. 1746 

Ebenezer Gilburd Born 1754. Bapt June 30 1754 

103 Robert Lord Born Bapt<^ in Infancy 

Rachel Wife to Robert Lord Born feb 6. 1713 Baptiz^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Easter Lord Born Nov 7: 1731: Bapt^ in Infancy 
Mary Lord Born feb 10: 1733/4 Bapt^ in Infancy 
Sam" Lord Born April 8: 1736. Bapt^in Infancy 

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104 James Gorham Born Bapt^ in Infcy 

Miriam Wife to James Gorham Born Dec^ 20. 1724 Bapt<^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Mary Gorham Born march 18: 1744/5 Bapt^ March 18. 1744/5 
Jabez Gorham Born April: 1746 and Baptized April 27: 1746 
Mary Gorham Born Nov 1747 bapt^ Nov. 22 1747 

The Children of Peter Bulkley and Hannah his Wife 

22 Feb^y 1761 Hannah was baptized about 6 Weeks old 
6 June 1762 Abigail was baptized in Infancy 
9^^ Sepf 1764 John was baptized in Infancy 
2P* June 1767 Thomas was baptized in infancy 

105 Joseph Gilburd Born Baptiz^ 

Lois Wife to Joseph Gilburd Born Baptiz^ 

Their Children 

BaptdApril:7. 1745 
Abigail GUburd Born Dec^ 19 1746 Bapt^ Dec: 21. 1746 
19 Ocf 1760 Lois was baptized in Infancy 

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106 Moses Wakman Born Baptized Aug^* 8. 1726 

Mary Wife to Moses Wakman Born Nov"" 29. 1727. Bapt^ Dec : 3. 1727 
Their Children. 

Epapliras Wakman Born May 13: 1745 Baptiz'd May 19 1745 



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Eliphalet Wakman Born March 23. 1747 Baptized March 28: 

1747 
EHzebeth Wakman was Born March 15: 1749/50 Baptized 

Mar: 25. 1749/50 

107. David Oalds Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Hannah Wife to David Oalds Born Baptized in Infancy 

Their Children 

Sarah oalds Born Bapti^ Aug: 11. 1745 

David Oalds Born Sep^ Bapt^ Sep'^ 1747 
Handford Oalds Born June 3 1750. Bapt^ June 10. 1750 

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108 Andrew Winton Born Bapt^ in Infancy 
Martha Wife to Andrew Winton Born Baptized 

Their Children 

Abia Winton Born April 12: 1746: Bapt^ Ap: 12. 1746 
Sarah Winton Born marct^ 1746/7: Bapt^ Mar: 15. 1746/7 
Reuben Winton Born Dec^ 1748 Bapt^ Dec: 25. 1748 

The Children of Seth Lyon & Mary his Wife 

17 Nov'' 1764 Esther was baptized at Home being sick ) rp • 
12 May 1765 Sarah was baptized about 6 months old ) ^^^^^^ 
19 March 1769 Walter was baptized in infancy 
7 oC 1773 Seth w^ baptized in infancy. 
17. May 1778 Mary w^ baptized in iiifancy. 

109 John Cabel Born Bapt 

Anne wife to John Cabel Born Baptized 
Their Children 

Ehzebeth Cabel Born Bapt^ Nov 23. 1746 

Anna Cable was Born 1750. Bapt^ DeC" 19. 1750 

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110 Daniel Cabel Born Bapt^ 

Wife to Dan'i Cabel Born Baptiz d 

Their Children 

Cable Born y 

Hezekiah Cabel Born Bapt. may: 1744 

Dan" Cabel Born Bapt July 13. 1746 

Sarah Cabel Born Bapt^ April 23. 1749 

111 John Drew Born Bap* In Infancy 

Mary wife to John Drew Born Sep^ 29 1727 Baptized in Infancy 
Then- Children 

William Drew Born 1746. Bapt. in Infancy 

John Drew Born Dec 1749. Bapt^i Dec 31 1749 

Drew Born April 1754 — Bapt^ April 28 1754 
April 9. 1758 Mary baptized in Infancy 20 

16 March 1760 Hannah baptized about 5 Weeks old 87 

Children by Anne his 2^ Wife 

6 June 1762 Sarah was baptized in Infancy 

[54] 

112 David Thorp Born Bapt^ 

Mary Thorp Wife to David Thorp Born Bapt^ 

Their Children 
Naomi Second wife to David Thorp Born Bapt^ 

Their Children 

Naomi Thorp Born Dec 1746 Bapt^ Dec: 21. 1746. 
Mary Thorp Born Baptized in Infancy 1748/9 



134 Greenfield Hill Church Records [April 

Ruhamah Thorp Born may 1751. Bapt<i May 25. 1751 
Esther ) Twins born Sepf 13. 1758, baptized Sept. 17. 1758 
Amy j No 32. 33 

28 Sept^ 1760 Ezekiel was baptized in Infancy 
23 Jsm^y 1763 Aaron was baptized a month or two old 

113 M^ James Adair Born Bap^^ 

Anne Wife to M^ Adair Born Bapt^ 

Their Children 

Andrew Adair Born Bapt: 1745/6 

Mary Adair Born Bapt^ Jan'^y 12 1746/7 

Easter Adair Born July 1749 Baptiz^ July 18: 1749. 

The Children of Reuben Smith & Eleanor his wife 
Feby-18. 1776. David was baptized in infancy. 
July 19. 1778. Samuel was baptized in infancy 
Sep"" 24. 1780. Betsey w^ baptized about a year old 

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114 John Lyon Born Baptized Aug^* 15. 1726 
Elizebeth Wife to John Lyon Born Bapt^ April: 1729 

Their Children 

Jabez Lyon Born march 18. 1746/7 Bap* mar. 22. 1746/7 
Thomas Lyon Born 1749 Bapt^ Nov'' 9 1749 

The children of Hezekiah Ogden & Esther his wife 
Feby 18. 1776. Hezekiah w^ baptized in infancy. 
Sep^ 6 1778. Ruranna w^ baptized in infancy. 

115 Ebenezer Banks Born Dec^ 9: 1724: Bap^ Jan: 31 : 1724/5 
Sarah wife to Ebenezer Banks Born Baptized in Infancy 

Their Children 

Eunice Banks Born Mar^i^ 20 1746/7 Bapt^ mar 22. 1746/7 

Anne Banks Born Aug^t 1749. Bapt^ Aug^t 13 1749 

8*^ Dec^ 1759 Jesse } n^ - ^ * u 4.- j to 

Da dd i -'^^'^^^ ^^^^ ^ baptiz d /8 

30*^ June 1765 Sarah was baptized in infancy 

[56] 

116 Ebenezer Thorp Born Bapt. in Infancy 
Mary Wife to Ebenezer Thorp Born Baptized 

Their Children 

John Thorp born mar^h 15. 1746/7: Bapt^ march 22. 1746/7 

15 Jan^y 1764 Sarah Perry child of Abigail Alvord, by Peter Perry 
was baptized about 5 Months old on her Mother's account 

117 Reuben olmstead Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Anne Wife to R: olmstead Born Baptized April 11. 1727 

Their Children 

Stephen Olmstead born 1746: Bap^ Ap^ 4. 1747 

Phoebe Olmstead Born June Baptiz^^ June 13 1748 

Olmstead Born 1752: Bap^ in Infancy 

Anne Olmstead Born 1754 Bapt^ July 7 1754 

The Children of Amos Williams and Ellen his Wife 
27 DeC" 1760 Esther was baptized in Infancy 
23 Nov"" 1763 Betty was baptized at home untimely born ye 

same day 
16 August 1767. Amos was baptized 2 or 3 weeks old 

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118 Stephen Hull Born July 25. 1724. Bap^Aug^* 2. 1724 

Elizebeth Wife to Stephen Hull, Born Mar«^ 30 : 1728 Bapt<J in Infancy 



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Their Children 

Ruhamah Hull Born April: 16: 1747 Bapt^ April 19. 1747 
Sarah Hull Born March 23. 1748/9 Bapt^ Mar^h 26: 1749 
David Hull Born April 1751 Bapt : April 21 : 1751 
WilUam Hull born Feb 27, 1753, Baptized March 4 1753 
October 28. 1759 Wakeman was baptized in Infancy 72 

28. reby-1773-Walter was baptized, born tober l^t 1770 

119 John Stocker Born Bapt^ 

Mary wife to John Stocker Born Baptized 

Their Children 

Thaddeus Stocker Born May 1747 : Bapd May 24 1747 
John Stocker Born July 1749 Bapt^ July 30 1749 
Seth Stocker Born July Bapt^ July 14: 1751 
Peter Stocker Born 1754 Bapt^ July 7 1754 

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120 David Meeker Jun^ Born Bapt. in Infancy 

Hannah Wife to David meeker Born Baptized in Infancy. 

Their Children 

Hannah Meeker Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Daniel Meeker Born June 1747: Bapt^ June 22. 1747 
Mary Meeker Born DeC^ 1750. Bap^ DeC 16. 1750 
David Meeker Born 1755 Bapt^ July 13. 1755. 

Hannah ye Wid® of David Meeker married to Daniel Bulkley Jun"" 
AD. 1759 
Their Children 

28 Oct^ 1759 Joseph was baptized about 2 Months old 73 

27 Decembi" 1761 Mabel was baptized about a Month old 
1 April 1764 Hill was baptized about 5 or 6 weeks old 
20^^ April 1766 Abel was baptized about 16 days old 
17 Dec'" 1769 Esther was baptized in infancy 
6 June 1773. Ruth was baptized in infancy 

121 Peter Blackman Born Bapt^ 

Abigail Wife to Peter Blackman Born Baptized 

Their Children 

Eunice Blackman Born June 1747: Bapt^ June 22: 1747 
John Blackman Born July 1749 Bapd July 9 1749 

The Children of Moses Hull & Sarah his wife 

Sep^ — 6. 1778. Moses was baptized about 2 years old, being 

a child by his first wife — 
Dec 5. 1779. Elizabeth was baptized in infancy (by his 2^^ wife). 

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122. Peter Thorp Born Baptized 

Eunice, Wife to Peter Thorp Born Baptized 

Their Children 

Jabez Thorp Born Baptized June 13 1748 

The Children of Seth Smith and his Wife 

1762 5 September Esther was baptized in Infancy 

The Children of Moses Banks and Abigail his wife. 

March 5. 1780- Hannah w^ baptized about 2 years old 
Wakeman w^ baptized in infancy. 

123 Daniel Winton Born Baptized in Infancy 

Ellen wife to Dan'^ Winton Born, 
Their Children 

Ruth Winton Born Bapt^ Jan^y : 21 : 1748/9 

Abel Winton Born Aug^* 1750 Bapt^ Aug^t 26 1750 



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Descendants of Robert Huckins 



[April 



The Children of Samuel Goodsel & Phebe his wife 

28*^ Decern^ 1766 Samuel was baptized, born June 25*^ 
22 May 1768 Styles was baptized about a month old 

The Child^ of John Mitchel & Esther his wife baptized on y® Mothers 
ace* 
March 18 1781. David was baptized above a year old — 

[60] 

124 Nath" Sealey Born Bapt^ 
His wife 

Their Children 

Nath" Sealey Born Bapd April 27. 1749 

The Children of Tho^ Wheeler & Elizabeth his wife. 

4 Dec 1774. Jesse w^ baptized, born April 6^^ 1773 
23. July. 1775. Mary w^ baptized in infancy. 

125 David Winton Born Bapt^ 
Elizebeth his wife Born Bap^ 

Then- Children 

Samuel Winton Born Bapd July 23: 1749 

The Children of Enos Wheeler & Hannah his Wife 
31 May 1761 Dimon was baptized in Infancy 

[To be continued] 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.E., of New York City 

[Continued from page 39] 

101. George^ Huckins (EliphaletJ Robert,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ 
James,^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at Holder- 
ness 7 Dec. 1829, died 20 Feb. 1906. He married his first 
cousin once removed, Clarissa K.^ Smith (9, vi, 11), daugh- 
ter of John and Esther^ (Huckins), who was born at New 
Hampton 7 Apr. 1830 and died 1 July 1903. 
Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. Ella E.,^ b. 10 Nov. 1852; d. 12 July 1890; m. 25 Dec. 1872 her 
second cousin, Luther M. Pike (17, vi, 5), s. of Ezekiel and Sarah' 
(Huckins), b. at New Hampton 2 May 1852, q.v. Four children. 

ii. Edwin, of Exeter, farmer, b. 26 Dec. 1853; living (1910); m. 6 
July 1879 Ellen Avery, dau. of Ezra and Martha (Clough), b. 
at Meredith 19 Sept. 1857, living (1910). One child. 

iii. James B., of New Hampton, farmer, b. 10 Oct. 1857; Uving s.p. 
(1910); m. (1) 10 Oct. 1877 his second cousin, Sarah E. Pike (17, 
vi, 7), dau. of Ezekiel and Sarah' (Huckins), b. at New Hampton 
18 Dec. 1856, q.v.', m. (2) 11 Apr. 1891 Caroline E. Veasey, dau. 
of Hosea Q. and Georgia (Taylor), b. at Meredith 11 Apr. 1887, 
living (1910). 
Frances, b. 16 June 1859; living (1910); m. 24 Nov. 1878 
William Wallace, s. of William and Lydia (Hurd), of Laconia, 
builder, b. at Epsom 1 Aug. 1858, living (1910). One child. 
Anna, b. 5 Jan. 1864; d. s.p. 10 Mar. 1883; m. Oren Greenleaf, 
s. of Augustus A. and Ida M., of New Hampton, farmer, b. at 
Ashland 10 May 1861, d. at New Hampton. 

vi. Alice, b. 4 Feb. 1869; d. unm. 9 Dec. 1885. 



IV. 



V. 



1915] Descendants of Robert Huckins 137 

102. James Ford^ Huckins (James,'^ Robert,^ James,^ James j* 

Robert,^ J antes, ^ Robert^), of Ashland, merchant, county com- 
missioner, 1894-1900, justice of the peace, born at Holderness 
13 Aug. 1840, was living in 1910. He married, 20 Nov. 1864, 
Mary Smith, daughter of Sewell and Mary (Goss), who was 
born at Meredith 18 Nov. 1844 and was living in 1910. 
Children, born at Ashland: 

i. Frank S.,^ of Ashland, postmaster, b. 28 July 1865; living s.p. 

(1910); m. 6 June 1900 Elizabeth J. Canney, dau. of John P. 

and Alice S. (Penniman), b. at Sandwich 13 Mar. 1870, living 

(1910). 
ii.. Harry S., of Plymouth, treasurer, b. 30 Aug. 1870; living (1910); 

m. 6 Aug. 1902 Mina A. Worthen, dau. of Warren B. and Mina 

Grace (Moulton), b. at Holderness 7 Apr. 1878, living (1910). 

One child. 

103. Benjamin Lester^ Huckins {Orlando G./ Robert,^ JameSy^ 

James, ^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, 
born at New Hampton 15 Jan. 1853, died 19 Aug. 1903. He 
married, 26 Dec. 1874, Lillian Shepard, daughter of Charles 
and Mary (Blanchard), who was born at Ashland 11 Aug. 
1855, married secondly Henry Chase, and was living in 1910 
at Lebanon. 

Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. Herbert L.,^ of Tilton, weaver, b. 1 Mar. 1876; Living (1910); 
m. 23 Mar. 1895 Laura R. Webb, dau. of Henry O. and Mary 
(Cline), b. at Lyme 18 July 1876, who m. (2) Fred Johnson and 
was living (1910) at Lyme. Two children. 

ii. Mabel Edna, b. 12 May 1878; hving (1910) at Franklin; m. 24 
Dec. 1895 Irving G. Morse, s. of Frank A. and Emma J. (San- 
born), of Tilton, millman, b. at Plymouth 27 May 1877, living 
(1910). One child. 

104. Jonathan Burley^ Huckins (Nathaniel Perkins,'^ John,^ 

James, ^ James,^ Robert,^ James, ^ Robert^), of Holderness, 
farmer, carpenter, born at Holderness 4 Feb. 1831, died 
15 Aug. 1904. He married, in Oct. 1854, Mary J. Smith, 
daughter of Moses and Abigail (French), who was -born at 
Campton 12 Apr. 1837 and died 19 Feb. 1887. 
Children, born at Holderness: 

i. Carrie J.,^ b. 31 Aug. 1858; living s.p. (1910); m. 3 Apr. 1884 
Elwin J. Prescott, s. of Joseph F. and Sarah P. (Lawrence), of 
Hudson, Mass., granite dealer, b. at Westford, Mass., 1 Dec. 
1851, living (1910). 

ii. Sarah S., b. 21 Jan. 1864; living s.p. (1910); m. 18 Apr. 1894 
Nathan B. Whitten, s. of Nathan B. and Judith P. (Mooney), of 
Holderness, merchant, b. at Holderness 28 June 1847, living 
(1910). 

iii. Lena Blanche, b. 23 Aug. 1874; living unm. (1910) at Hudson, 
Mass. 

105. John Calvin^ Huckins (Nathaniel Perkins,'^ John,^ James,^ 

James,'^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Holderness, N. H., and 
of West Chester, Pa., 1862, teacher, born at Holderness 
19 Aug. 1832, died 25 May 1863. He married, 15 Aug. 1860, 
Sarah M. Morse, daughter of John and Patty (Cheney); 



138 Descendants of Robert Hucldns [April 

who was born at South Newbury 28 May 1836, married 

secondly, as his second wife, Albert A.^ Durgin, and was living 

in 1910 at Concord. 

Onty child, born at Holderness: 

i. John M.,^ of St. Paul, Minn., salesman, b. 10 Oct. 1861; living 
unm. (1910). 

106. Alonzo K.^ Huckins {Thomas P.,^ Jolin,^ James^ James,^ Rob- 

ert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Boston, Mass., expressman, born at 
Holderness 11 Nov. 1835, died 28 Nov. 1907. He married, 
17 Mar. 1860, Sarah C. Goodridge, daughter of Ambrose 
H. and Christina M. (Moore), who was born in Boston 22 Jan. 
1843 and was living in 1910 at Arlington Heights, Mass. 
Children, born in Boston: 

i. Alonzo K.,^ b. 1860; d. 23 Feb. 1863. 

ii. George Ambrose, of Boston, salesman, b. 7 July 1862; living 
(1910); m. at Dorchester, Mass., 19 Oct. 1887, Abigail Frances 
Easterbrook, dau. of Kimball and Abigail (Allyn), b. at Chelsea, 
Mass., 12 May 1863, living (1910). One child. 

iii. Albert Henry, b. 30 Apr. 1866; d. unm. at Worcester, Mass., 17 
Aug. 1886. 

iv. Lucretia Christina, b. 25 Apr, 1868; living (1910) at Arlington 
Heights, Mass.; m. 16 June 1890 George B. Thomas, s. of 
Charles E. and Catherine (Bradford), of Boston, bookkeeper, b. 
in Boston 30 Mar. 1864, d. 21 Dec. 1908. One cliild. 

V. Charles Albert, b. 19 June 1870; d. 18 July 1871. 

107. Thomas^ Huckins (Thomas P.,^ John,^ James,^ James,^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Wentworth, farmer, born at Warren 
31 May 1848, was living in 1910. He married, 18 Nov. 1869, 
Mary E. Rodimon, daughter of Amos B. and Lucy A. 
(Ladd), who was born at Piermont 24 Apr. 1851 and was 
living in 1910. 

Children, the first five born at Orford, the others at Went- 
worth : 

i. Amy B.,' b. 29 July 1870; d. 1 Sept. 1870. 

ii. Lena B., b. 10 July 1872; d. s.p. 11 Sept. 1895; m. 28 Feb. 1894 
Fred H. Downing, s. of Cyrus and Susan (Ellsworth), of Went- 
worth, drayman, b. at Wentworth 19 Apr. 1870, living (1910). 

iii. Mertie Mae, b. 2 Apr. 1877; living (1912); m. 4 Oct. 1911 
Gordon Proctor Atwood, s. of Daniel W. and Sophia H. (Park- 
hurst), of Manchester, machinist, b. at Bedford 27 June 1878, 
living (1912). 

iv. Arthur L., of Springfield, Mass., manufacturer, b. 6 Nov. 1878; 
living unm. (19iO). 

V. Ina G., b. 8 Feb. 1882; living unm. (1910). 

vi. Herbert C, of Burlington, Vt., shipping clerk, b. 18 Oct. 1886; 
living unm. (1910). 

vii. Della B., b. 23 Sept. 1889; d. unm. 7 Jan. 1914. 

viii. Thomas P., b. 19 Oct. 1893; d. 3 Mar. 1895. 

108. Edwin Morris^ Huckins {Calvin Smith,'^ John,^ James,^ James,* 

Robert,^ Jaines,^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at 
New Hampton 4 Dec. 1849, was living in 1910. He married, 
4 June 1874, Marilla S. Gordon, daughter of George B. and 
Hannah (Flanders), who was born at New Hampton 14 Jan. 
1854 and died 9 Aug. 1910. 



1915] Descendants of Robert Huckins 139 

Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. Frank Elmer,' of New Hampton, farmer, b. 30 Mar. 1875; living 

(1914); m. 2 Mar. 1909 Ethel Delia Crane, dau. of Horace B. 

and Sarah Emma (Barker), b. at Hanover, Mass., 31 July 1876, 

living (1914). Three children. 
ii. Erwin Morris, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 4 Oct. 1876; living 

(1910); m. 1 Jan. 1898 Abigail Dearborn, dau. of William R. 

and Flora B. (Colby), b. at New Hampton 30 Mar. 1876, living 

(1910). Three children, 
iii. George Edwin, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 7 Sept. 1879; living 

(1914); m. 15 Sept. 1906 Bertha Richardson, dau. of Herbert 

and Caroline (Moulton), b. at Moultonborough 1 Mar. 1889, 

living (1914). Three children. 
iv. James Albert, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 16 Apr. 1882; living 

unm. (1910). 
V. Elsie Mary, b. 2 June 1885; living unm. (1910). 
vi. Clarence Waldo, of Plymouth, salesman, b. 3 Oct. 1887; living 

(1914) ; m. 8 Feb. 1913 Marion Florence Chase, dau. of Herbert 

E. and Nina T. (Wilkinson), b. at Uxbridge, Mass., 6 Aug. 

1893, living (1914). One child, 
vii. Annie Marilla, b. 15 July 1889; d. 25 Dec. 1890. 
viii. Ida, b. 8 July 1892; d. 10 Aug. 1892. 

109. Simeon Dana^ Huckins (Calvin Smith,'^ John,^ James,^ James,^ 

Robert,^ James, ^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, carpenter, 
born at New Hampton 1 Aug. 1853, died 5 Jan. 1892. He 
married, 25 Nov. 1876, Mary J. (Hadley) Copp, daughter 
of Lemuel H. and Julia M. (Smith) and widow of Charles G., 
who was born at Cambridge, Mass., 9 Jan. 1849 and was living 
in 1910 at Ashland. 

Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. John CALviN,3of Ashland, physician, M.D. (Baltimore Med. Coll., 
1904), b. 24 Dec. 1878; living (1910); m. 9 Aug. 1905 Susan M. 
Batchelder, dau. of Frank P. and Esther A. (Virgin), b. at 
Loudon 12 Nov. 1878, living (1910). One child. 

ii. Mary L., b. 6 Nov. 1880; d. unm. 14 Mar. 1907. 

iii. Caroline E., b. 18 Dec. 1882; living (1910); m. 25 Feb. 1899 
Alberto A. Smith, s. of David M. and Mary L. (Benitez), of 
New Hampton, farmer, b. at Northfield 12 Mar. 1877, living (1910). 
Four children. 

iv. Harry L., of New Hampton, farmer, b. 1 Oct. 1885; living (1912); 
m. 4 July 1906 Ellen Florence Ballou, dau. of Damon and 
Ellen Florence (Fown), b. at Alexandria 8 Feb. 1892, living (1912). 
Two children. 

V. Simeon Dana, b. Jan. 1887; d. 28 Oct. 1887. 

vi. Elizabeth J., b. 17 Oct. 1889; living (1910); m. Milo Higgins, 8. 
of Milo J. and EHza A. (Hunt), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at 
Enfield 15 Feb. 1878, living (1910). One child. 

110. William B.^ Huckins (Nathan,"^ Daniel,^ James,^ James,* Rob- 

ert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Boston, Mass., railroad employee, 
born at New Hampton 12 June 1832, died 17 Dec. 1907. He 
married at Lov^ell, Mass., 10 July 1856, Elizabeth B. Tracy, 
daughter of Stephen and Rhoda (Chase), who was born at 
Enosburg, Vt., 18 Sept. 1831 and died 12 Dec. 1890. 
Children : 

i. Stella S.,^ b. at Lowell, Mass., 22 May 1860; d. 9 Oct. 1862. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. at Franklin, Vt., 9 Oct. 1862; d. s.p. 2 Mar. 
1896; m. (1) in Boston, Mass., 14 Jan. 1882, William II. Ely, 
B. of Peter and Mary, of Boston, railroad employee, b. at Shelburne 



140 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

FaUs, Mass., 7 Feb. 1860, d. 16 May 1884; m. (2) 1885 Fred D. 

Chamberlain; m. (3) Charles Hall. 
iii. William E., b. at St. Albans, Vt., 21 Feb. 1865; d. at Lowell, Mass., 

13 Oct. 1871. 
iv. Albert Alonzo (twin), of Somerville, Mass., clerk, b. at Lowell, 

Mass., 30 Apr. 1867; living (1910); m. in Boston, Mass., 14 Feb. 

1892, Margaret Frances Banks, dau. of Michael F. and 

Bridget W. (Lang), b. in Boston 31 Jan. 1871, living (1910). Ten 

children. 
V. Albertie Melissa (twin), b. at Lowell, Mass., 30 Apr. 1867; d. 

s.p. 14 Oct. 1901; m. in Boston, Mass., 30 May 1888, Frederick 

L. Strickland, s. of Charles Seba and Sophronia (Graves ?), of 

Boston, carpenter, b. at Embden, Me., 1865, living (?) (1910). 

111. Alonzo A.^ Huckins {Nathan,'^ Daniel,^ J antes, ^ James,"^ Rob- 

ert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Leavenworth, Kans., farmer, born 
at West Rumney, 3 Feb. 1838, died 14 Dec. 1913. He mar- 
ried at Leavenworth, Kans., 16 Jan. 1867, Frances Dunlap, 
daughter of Horace and Lucy (Preston), who was born at 
Lebanon, Conn., 14 July 1838 and was living in 1913 at 
Leavenworth, Kans. 

Children, born at Leavenworth, Kans. : 

i. Percival L.,9 of Chicago, publisher, b. 10 Mar. 1868; living s.p. 
(1910) ; m. 23 Sept. 1907 Ida C. Betsinger, adopted dau. of A. S. 
and Clara (Betsinger) Palmer, who was living (1910) at Brooklvn, 
Mich. 

ii. Bertrand, of Leavenworth, Kans., farmer, b. 5 July 1870; living 
unm. (1910). 

iii. Belle, b. 9 Nov. 1871; living (1910); m. 5 Sept. 1895 Horace 
S. Stevenson, s. of Richard and Anne W. (Taylor), of Leaven- 
worth, Kans., photographer, b. at Leavenworth, Kans., 22 June 
1867, living (1910). Three children. 

iv. Alonzo F., of Leavenworth, Kans., machinist, b. 29 Apr. 1881; 
living unm. (1910). 

112. Charles Wesley^ Huckins (David,'^ Daniel,^ James, ^ James,* 

Robert,^ J antes, ^ Robert^), of Ashby, Mass., blacksmith, soldier 
in the Civil War (26th Mass. Volunteers), born at Meredith 
5 Mar. 1832, died 14 Dec. 1913. He married at Lowell, Mass., 
3 Mar. 1853, Lydia D. Tarbox, daughter of Andrew L. and 
Sarah J. (Rogers), who was born at Newbury, Mass., 2 Apr. 
1836 and was living in 1913 at Ashby, Mass. 

Children, the first six born at Lowell, Mass., the next three 
at Fitchburg, Mass., the others at Ashby, Mass.: 

i. Frederic,^ b. 12 Mar. 1855; d. 13 Mar. 1865. 

ii. Ella, b. 25 Apr. 1857; living (1910); m. 24 Sept. 1874 George F. 
Wheeler, s. of Gardner and Martha (Hall), of Leominster, Mass., 
piano maker, b. at Chesterfield, N. H., 15 May 1854, living (1910). 
Eight children. 

iii. Sarah Melinda, b. 28 Feb. 1859; living (1913) at Leominster, 
Mass.; m. 1 June 1881 Willar'd Page, s. of Warren and Mary 
(Brown), of Leominster, Mass., piano maker, b. at Winchester, 
N. H., 19 Aug. 1842, d. 1 Sept. 1913. Four children. 

iv. Charles Moses, of Fitchburg, Mass., painter, b. 1 Apr. 1861; living 
(1910); m. (1) at Waltham, Mass., 10 Apr. 1886, Ella Nye, dau. 
of Frederick F. and Mary, b. in California 1865; m. (2) at Ayer, 
Mass., 24 Dec. 1897, Ellen L. Fisher, dau. of Joseph and Leonora 
(Chauncey), b. at Wartown, P. Q., 28 Nov. 1875, living (1910). 
Four children, by second wife. 



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V. George W., of Winchendon, Mass., engineer, b. 15 Nov. 1865; 
living (1910); m. at Fitchburg, Mass., 21 Feb. 1893, Mary 
Hessian, dau. of John and Helen, b. in Ireland 1865, d. 22 Mar. 
1909. Five children. 

vi. Frank Lincoln, of Ashby, Mass., piano maker, farmer, b. 19 Mar. 
1868; living (1910); m. (1) at Leominster, Mass., 26 Feb. 1890, 
Harriet E. Stewart, dau. of John J. and Jane E. (Smith), b. at 
Otter River, Mass., 7 Nov. 1867, d. 12 Sept. 1898; m. (2) at 
Somerville, Mass., 30 June 1900, Clara Arvilla Robinson, dau. 
of Alma and Josephine E. (Crosby), b. at Westborough, Mass., 20 
June 1871, living (1910). One child, by second wife. 

vii. Susan Belle, b. 11 Jan. 1871; living (1910); m. at Ashby, Mass., 
8 Dec. 1898, William Wallace Cameron, s. of Charles and Mar- 
garet E. (Littany), of Leominster, Mass., drayman, b. at South 
Brookfield, N. S., 7 Oct. 1864, living (1910). Two children. 

viii. Curtis W., of Ashby, Mass., farmer, b. 1 Feb. 1872; Hving (1910); 
m. 28 May 1895 Cora E. Starkey, dau. of David and Augusta C. 
(Lang), b. at Troy, N. H., 20 Sept. 1878, living (1910). Three 
children. 

ix. Alice May, b. 15 Oct. 1877; d. 10 Sept. 1878. 

X. Alice Louise, b. 15 Nov. 1879; living (1910); m. at Leominster, 
Mass., 12 Apr. 1898, Arthur H. Symonds, s. of Thomas- and 
Hannah S. (Jackson), of Leominster, Mass., mechanic, b. in 
Boston, Mass., 5 Apr. 1878, living (1910). Four children. 

xi. Edwin, of Fitchbm^g, Mass., painter, b. 6 July 1880; living (1910); 
m. at Ashby, Mass., 27 Sept. 1905, Nellelu A. Smith, dau. of 
Walter J. and Emma A. (Coggshall), b. at Ashburnham, Mass., 
6 Apr. 1881, living (1910). Three chHdren. 

113. George W.^ Huckins (Calvin,'^ Daniel,^ James,^ James,^ Rob- 

ert,^ James,"^ Robert^), of Holderness, farmer, soldier in the 
Civil War (N. H. Vol, Heavy Artillery), born at New Hamp- 
ton 27 Mar. 1845, died 7 Aug. 1903. He married, 14 Jan. 
1872, Clara E. Howe, daughter of David and Mary (Sin- 
clair), who was born at Holderness 5 Apr. 1852 and died 
7 Aug. 1903. 

Children, born at Holderness: 

i. LENA,9b. andd. 8 Junel879. 

ii. Arah Asa*, of Holderness, farmer, b. 16 Apr. 1881; living s.p. 
(1910); ra. 1 Jan. 1903 Bertha M. Berry, dau. of Samuel and 
Louisa (Denny), b. at Centre Harbor 25 Jan. 1881, living (1910). 

iii. RuziL Zaidee, b. 9 Feb. 1883; living (1910); m. 1 May 1904 
Everett B. Smith, s. of Byron and Adeline (Worthen), of Ashland, 
carpenter, b. at Ashland 22 June 1879, Hving (1910). Two 
children. 

114. Bert^ Huckins {Joseph Z).,^ Daniel,^ James^ James,^ Robert,^ 

James^ Robert^), of Beaver Lake, Mich., lumber dealer, born 

at Bay City, Mich., 12 Dec. 1859, died 7 Dec. 1885. He 

married, 31 Mar. 1882, Jane A. Warner, daughter of Henry 

and Rachel (Miller), who was born at Ausable, Mich., 28 Oct. 

1859 and was living in 1910 at Bay City, Mich. 

Only child: 

i. Katharine Maud,^ b. at Beaver Lake, Mich., 9 Apr. 1883; living 
(1910) ; ra. 9 Oct. 1907 Willard E. Grant, s. of Arthur and Mary 
(Jenkins), of Bay City, Mich., deputy postmaster, b. at Kav/kawlin, 
Mich., 22 Sept. 1877, living (1910). One child. 

115. Albert D.^ Huckins (Dana D.,^ Daniel,^ J antes, ^ James,^ Rob- 

ert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Fremont, N. H., and Clinton, Mass., 



142 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

1908, farmer, born at Lowell, Mass., 23 Mar. 1859, was living 
in 1910. He married, 12 July 1879, Nettie Tola Moore, 
daughter of James H. and Amanda H. (Glover), who was 
born at Bedford 11 July 1865 and was living in 1910. 

Children, the first one born at New Hampton, the others 
at Portland, Me. : 

i. Albertine May," b. 2 Dec. 1883; living (1910); m. 17 May 
1905 Norman Hoyt, s. of James Drummond and Lavina P. 
(Fickett), of South Portland, Me., clerk, b. at South Portland, 
Me., 29 Sept. 1881, living (1910). One child. 

ii. Dana James, of Clinton, Mass., clerk, b. 1 Nov. 1886; living unm. 
(1910). 

iii. Clifton Frank, b. 20 Aug. 1902; living (1910). 

116. James E.^ Huckins (Benjamin Smith, "^ James,^ James,^ James,* 

Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Holderness, artisan, soldier in the 
Civil War (6th N. H. Volunteers), born at New Hampton 
30 Dec. 1834, died at Annapolis, Md., 19 Jan. 1862. He 
married in 1855 Eliza Jane Piper, daughter of Moses and 
Rachel (Rundlett), who was born at Laconia and died there 
6 June 1860. 

Children, born at Holderness: 

i. George Edwin,' of Medford, Mass., machinist, b. 26 Mar. 1857; 
living s.p. (1910); m. 8 May 1896 Elba (Piper) Bundy, dau. of 
George and Mary J. (Pickering), adopted dau. of Isaac Colby, 
and former wife of William F. Bundy, b. at Laconia 7 June 
1852, living (1910). 

ii. Harriet, b. 16 Nov. 1859; living (1910) at Walpole, Mass.; m. 7 
June 1882, as his second wife, William Joseph Green, s. of 
WilHara F. and Sarah A. (Mallard), of Boston, Mass., and Wal- 
pole, Mass., 1887, shipbuilder, farmer, b. at Richmond, Me., 25 
Mar. 1849, d. at Walpole, Mass., 8 Mar. 1903. Two children. 

117. John Smith^ Huckins (Benjamin Smith,"^ James, ^ James,^ 

James,^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Plymouth, 1872, dray- 
man, born at New Hampton 23 Nov. 1845, died 15 Apr. 1898. 
He married, 9 Dec. 1873, Sophie Caldon, daughter of 
Thomas and Sarah (Bagley), who was born at Campton 
11 Jan. 1844 and was living in 1910 at Plymouth. 
Children, born at Plymouth: 

i. Clara Russell,« b. 24 Oct. 1876; living unm. (1910). 

ii. Elmer Ellsworth, of Plymouth, bookkeeper, b. 14 Aug. 1879; 
living s.p. (1910); m. (1) 11 Apr. 1900 Gertrude Evelyn 
HoMANS, dau. of Arthur L. and Mary M. (Savage), b. at Law- 
rence, Mass., 2 May 1875, Hving (1910); m. (2) 5 June 1907 
Pauline Marden, dau. of Charles H. and Blanche (Farnsworth), 
b. at Plymouth 12 Aug. 1886, living (1910). 

iii. Maud, b. 26 Mar. 1884; d. 8 Apr. 1885. 

118. Ransum Dunn^ Huckins (Benjamin Smith,"^ James, ^ James, ^ 

James,* Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Holderness, artisan, born 
at New Hampton 15 July 1848, was living in 1910. He mar- 
ried first, 6 Sept. 1876, Mary Hannah (Smith) Tarlson, 
daughter of George and Rachel (Green) and widow of George 
P., who was born at Campton 20 Mar. 1847 and died 18 Dec. 
1901; and secondly, 17 Jan. 1890, Martha E. Bump, daugh- 



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ter of Sherman and Mary (Page), who was born at Campton 

in 1866 and was living in 1910. 

Child by first wife, born at Holderness: 

i. Harry N.,' of Plymouth, travelling salesman, b. 1877; living unm. 
(1910). 

Child by second wife, born at Holderness: 
ii. Frank, of Holderness, farmer, b. 1890; living unm. (1910). 

119. Delos S.^ Huckins {Caleb A.,'' James,^ James^ James,^ Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Plymouth, blacksmith, born at Holder- 
ness 30 June 1856, was living in 1910. He married at Wood- 
stock, 3 July 1879, Amy D. Howland, daughter of Moody 
and Julia (Jackman), who was born at Woodstock 9 Apr. 
1861, married secondly Charles F. Chandler, and died at 
Manchester 11 June 1904. 
Only child: 

i. Howard G.,^ of Concord, boiler maker, b. at Ashland 5 June 1880; 
living s.p. (1910); m. 12 Mar. 1904 Florence Perkins, dau. of 
Forest and Abigail R. (Aldridge), b. at Meredith 13 June 1887, 
living (1910). 

120. Frank J.^ Huckins {Lyman^ Charles,^ James^ James,^ Robert ^^ 

James^ Robert^), of Otisco, Mich., 1870, and Coral, Mich., 
1880, farmer, born at Holderness 18 July 1843, was living 
in 1910. He married at Smyrna, Mich., 31 Dec. 1869, 
Amelia A. Hammond, daughter of Horace and Phebe (Fen- 
ton), who was born at China, Mich., 4 Mar. 1847 and died 
25 Feb. 1912. 

Children, born at Otisco, Mich. : 

i. Fred Wayne,^ of Greenville, Mich., drayman, b. 19 Sept. 1872; 

living (1910); m. 4 Mar. 1894 Oral Berry, dau. of Truman and 

Elmina (Dorr), b. at Pine, Mich., 19 May 1878, living (1910). 

Three children. 
ii. Ray (twin), of Coral, Mich., farmer, b. 2 Mar. 1876; living (1911); 

m. 22 June 1910 Sakie R. Scott, dau. of William R. and Lydia 

L. (Bearss), b. at Brockway Centre, Mich., 9 Dec. 1880, living 

(1911). One child, 
iii. Roy (twin), of Coral, Mich., farmer, b. 2 Mar. 1876; living unm. 

(1910). 
iv. Herbert Clare, of Everett, Wash., millman, b. 14 Apr. 1878; 

living (1910); m. 15 Apr. 1903 Louise Hadlock, dau. of Chapin 

and Elva (Smith), b. at Milbrook, Mich., 15 Apr. 1886, living 

(1910). Two children. 

121. Fred Brown^ Huckins (Lyman,'^ Charles,^ James,^ James,^ 

Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Hebron, farmer, born at Holder- 
ness 25 Sept. 1850, was living in 1912. He married first, 
19 Aug. 1877, Mary Emma Pierce, adopted daughter of 
Enoch F. and Mary A. (Swain), who was born at Pljniiouth 
8 Mar. 1855 and died 8 July 1883; secondly, 1 June 1892, 
his fourth cousin once removed, Emma M. (Chase) Tilton 
(100, iv, 3), daughter of Nicholas T. and Olive Ann^ 
(Huckins), q.v.; and thirdly, at Plymouth, 29 June 1911, his 
fourth cousin, Lucy Ann^ Huckins (82, iv), daughter of 
Isaac^ and Martha (Glover), q.v. 



144 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

Only child, by first wife: 

i. Sydney,^ of Hebron, farmer, b. at Hebron 20 June 1883; living 
unm. (1910). 

122. Charles Clinton^ Huckins {Warren,"^ Charles,^ J antes, ^ 

J antes, ^ Robert,^ James,''^ Robert^), of Concord, drayman, born 
at Holderness 16 Apr. 1848, was living in 1910. He married, 
6 Feb. 1874, Emma F. Connor, who was born at Lasalle, 
111., in 1853 and was living in 1910. 
Children, born at Lakeport: 

i. Grace V.,^ b. 26 Apr. 1875; d. 16 Aug. 1875. 

ii. Lulu Isabelle, b. 9 Jan. 1877; living s.p. (1910); m. (1) at 
Rochester, 2 Apr. 1899, William D. Pitman, s. of Oren C. and ' 
Mary A. (Babb), b. at Barnstead 1878, living (1910) at Man- 
chester; m. (2) at Penacook, 14 Jan. 1909, as his second wife, 
Aaron Perkins, s. of John A. and Susan T. (Perkins), of Concord, 
farmer, b. at Centre Harbor 1858, living (1910). 

iii. Anna Lucretia, b. 26 Sept. 1881; living unm. (1910). 

123. Andrew Alvino^ Huckins {Warren,"^ Charles,^ James,^ James,* 

Robert,^ James,- Robert^), of Tarn worth and Til ton, millman, 
born at Centre Harbor 28 Aug. 1853, was living in 1910. 
He married at Meredith, 20 June 1877, Caroline Webster 
HuTCHiNS, daughter of Wilham and Lucinda (Horn), who 
was born at Albany, N. H., 24 Mar. 1852 and was living in 
1910. 
Children, born at Tamworth: 

i. Cora May,^ b. 9 Oct. 1878; living s.p. (1910); m. 24 Dec. 1908, as 
his second wife, Asahel Manning, s. of Asahel A. and Mary 
(Newman), of Tilton, weaver, b. at Champlain, Vt., 14 Mar. 1880, 
living (1910). 

ii. Perley a., of Tilton, miUman, b. 10 Feb. 1882; living (1914); 
m. 3 June 1908 Jane M. Manning, dau. of Asahel A. and Mary 
(Newman), b. at Lakeport 16 Sept. 1887, living (1914). Three 
children. 

124. Alvah P.^ Huckins \Timothy P. Smith,'' Charles,^ James,^ 

James,* Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Ashland, farmer, born at 

New Hampton 19 Jan. 1853, was living in 1910. He married 

first, 30 Nov. 1880, Ada B. Crawford, daughter of Cephas 

R. and Elmira (Jackson), who was born at Plymouth 14 June 

1859 and died 26 Aug. 1883; and secondly, 4 Dec. 1886, 

Ruby Plaisted, daughter of Samuel S. and Celia Louvan 

(Albee) and granddaughter of William (8, iv, 3), who was 

born at Centre Harbor 25 May 1865 and was living in 1910. 

Child by first wife: 

1. Nellie Maud,^ b. at New Hampton 31 Aug, 1881; living unm. 
(1910) at Laconia. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Ada Louvan, b. at Centre Harbor 30 Apr. 1888; living unm. 

(1910). 
iii. Madeline, b. at Ashland 22 July 1891; d. 4 Dec. 1891. 
iv. Grace Theo, b. at Ashland 1 Mar. 1894; living (1914); m. 1 Mar. 

1913 Charles Harold Eastman, s. of Charles Alvin and Laura 

Ellen (Perkins), of Ashland, telephone manager, b. at Holderness 

31 Mar. 1888, living (1914). 
V. Herman Alvah, b. at Ashland 4 July 1896; living (1910). 



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125. Rodney H.^ Huckins {Timothy P. Smith,"^ Charles,^ James,^ 

James,"^ Robert,^ James,"^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, 

born at New Hampton 7 Apr. 1858, died 15 June 1912. He 

married, 24 Nov. 1891, Luna B. Bartlett, daughter of 

Joseph J. and Lydia L. (Aikley), who was born at Suncook 

20 Mar. 1871 and died 14 Mar. 1904. 

Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. Carl Rodney,^ b. 3 Oct. 1893; d. 4 Oct. 1893. 

ii. Susan Lydia, b. 20 Aug. 1894; living unm. (1910). 

iii. Jessie E., b. 1 Apr. 1896; d. 12 May 1897. 

iv. Claire B., b. June 1897; d. 13- Sept. 1899. 

V. Floyd Elmore, b. 16 Oct. 1900; living (1910). 

vi. Harold, b. 11 Nov. 1903; adopted by Stephen Almon^ Huckins 
(39, ii); living (1910). 

126. Willis E.^ Huckins {Timothy P. Smith,"^ Charles,^ James,^. 

James,^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Centre Harbor, farmer, 
born at New Hampton 30 Nov. 1860, died 18 June 1910. 
He married first, in 1884, Mary Sorel, daughter of Marcel 
and Flora (Choquette), who was born at Rumney 5 Nov. 
1866, married secondly Henry O. Chase, and was living in 
1910 at New Hampton; and secondly, 4 May 1897, Ida M. 
(Fifield) Rogers, daughter of Freeman and Roxanna M. 
(Johnson) and former wife of Fred M., who was born at 
Bolton, P. Q., 3 July 1864 and was living in 1910 at Laconia. 
Children by first wife, born at New Hampton: 

i. Arthur Edward,^ of Centre Harbor, farmer, b. 27 Oct. 1884; living 
s.p. (1910) ; m. 31 Oct. 1906 Mary Emma Perkins, dau. of Charles 
Oilman and Rose L. (Mclntire), b. at Meredith 1 Nov. 1889, liv- 
ing (1910). 

ii. Winnie Leona, b. 19 Aug. 1887; living (1912); m. 28 May 1911 
Henry Hector Lalande, s. of Adolphe and Zulima (Vall4), of 
Laconia, stock keeper, b. at Ogdensburg, N. Y., 4 Apr. 1881, 
living (1912). 

iii. Oscar Sumner, b. 22 Feb. 1890; d. 23 Apr. 1900. 

iv. Guy B., of Centre Harbor, drayman, b. 31 Mar. 1892; living 
(1914); m. 28 Nov. 1912 Blanche G. Hawkins, dau. of George 
and Mary (Plaisted), b. at Ashland 30 Apr. 1894, living (1914). 
One child. 

V. Minnie Belle, b. 29 Sept. 1894; d. 21 Oct. 1894. 

vi. Edgar Otis, b. 21 Sept. 1895; living (1910). 

127. Victor^ Huckins {Timothy P. Smith,"^ Charles,^ James,^ James,^ 

Robert,^ James,"^ Robert^), of New Hampton, farmer, born at 
New Hampton 17 May 1870, was living in 1910. He mar- 
ried, 6 Sept. 1891, Elizabeth May Moulton, daughter of 
Wesley F. and Caroline E. (Moulton), who was born at 
Moultonborough 23 Mar. 1870 and was living in 1910. 
Children, born at New Hampton: 

i. Florence Lillian,^ b. 12 May 1894; d. 3 Oct. 1894. 

ii. Vernie May, b. 25 July 1895; living unm. (1910). 

iii. Millie Grace, b. 4 May 1899; d. 23 Apr. 1900. 

iv. Harvey W., b. 31 July 1902; living (1910). 

[To be continued] 



146 Genealogical Research in England [April 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 28] 

Maverick 

[Through the kindness of Hon. Frank Warren Hackett, A.M., of Washington, 
D. C, formerly Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Frederick Lewis Gay, A.B., of 
Brookline, Mass., President of the Prince Society, and William Prescott Greenlaw, 
Esq., Librarian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Editor has 
been permitted to add the Maverick entries obtained several years ago from the 
parish registers of Awliscombe and Honiton, co. Devon, and hitherto unprinted, 
and also records from the ordination and institution books at Exeter, co. Devon, 
to the Maverick records which Miss French has sent from England for publication 
in this number of the Register. Mr. Hackett was generously aided by the 
researches of the late Josiah Smith, Esq., of Willingham, co. Cambridge. Miss 
French's contribution consists chiefly of the abstracts of wills given in this article, 
of entries found in the parish registers of St. Mary Major (Exeter), Ilsington, 
and Uttery St. Mary, co. Devon, and of the very important record of the suit 
instituted by Peter Mavericke, clerk, in 1612. From these various records and 
from others already in print it has been possible to compile a Maverick pedigree 
extending from Robert Mavericke, clerk, of Awliscombe, co. Devon, to his great- 
grandson Samuel Maverick, the well-known settler at Winnissimet and Noddle's 
Island, Mass., and the latter's children and grandchildren. The document 
discovered by Miss French in the records of the Court of Requests establishes 
with absolute certainty the paternal ancestry of Samuel Maverick, about which 
writers of history and genealogy have hitherto failed to agree.] 

The Will of Radford Mauericke, Minister and preacher in the Cittie of 
Exeter, 20 July 1622. My body to be buried in tlie same Tombe with my 
wyffe in the parish church of S Mary the More, with a sermon. To Radford 
Mauericke, my brother John's son, my godson, 20s., and I forgive him 20s. 
that he oweth me. To John, son of my brother John, 10s. To my cousen 
Sysell, my brother John's daughter, 20s. To my kinswoman, Robert 
Caddey's daughter, 5s. To Henrye Mauericke, my brother Edward's son, 
20s. To my cousen EUzabeth, my brother Edward's daughter, 20s. To 
"my cousen John Mauericke preacher one of Zanchees works of the nature 
of god in lattyn," and to his son Aron 20s. To my cousen Nathaniell Maue- 
ricke, my eldest brother's son, 10s. for a gold ring. To my brother-in-law 
Thomas Brewer 5s., and to his son, my cousen Thomas Brewer, 5s. To my 
cousen John Brewer his son and to his daughter Mary, my goddaughter, 10s. 
apiece for a gold ring. To Joane Rackley, my wife's kinswoman, my wife's 
best gown and beaver hat and band with the trunk that they be in and one 
"syld presse" now at Ilsington, a carpet which was her grandfather's, 20s. 
in money, and 10s. for a gold ring. To Mary, sister of said Joane, 20s. To 
John Rackley a doublett and breeches. To his wife Wilmote in respect of 
her attendance 20s. and a pair of coarse sheets. To his son Martin Rackley 
6s. at the end of his apprenticeship. To his daughter Tamsyne 5s. To my 
wife's sister's daughter, Mary Eastcott, 20s. To my cousen ''Anne Rackley, 
widow a gown of cloth of sarge which lies at Gregory's Soper's unmade," 20s. 
in respect of her attendance, and a pair of old sheets. To her daughter 
Audrey 10s. To her daughters Grace and Prisilla 5s. apiece. To my god- 
daughter Dowsabell Sutcott 10s. for a gold ring. To Mr. Gregory Soper my 
saddle bridle and furniture and a Cahver. To my old servant Cristover 
Sy vericke a sword, a shert, a pair of boots and spurs, and 10s. To Mr. Lang, 
my minister, one sarkett. To Mr. Warren Vicar of Ilsington my free holte 
in a Tynne works, called the Sanctuary, and to his successors forever. 



1915] Genealogical Research in England 147 

Residuary legatee and executrix: Anne Rackley of the Cittie of Exeter, 
spinster. Overseers: Mr. Clement Owlaburrow, Mr. Gregory Soper, Wil- 
liam Homes, Nicholas Somers, and John Parsons. Witnesses: Clement 
Awlborow, William Homes, Nich. Somers, John Psons, and Christover 
Syuerett. 

Codicil, made 27 November 1622, after a long sickness and now in great 
weakness of body by means of a dropsy. Whereas I have given divers gifts 
and legacies to sundry particular persons of mine and my wife's kindred, I 
charge my executrix that they hold good upon these conditions, that at the 
time of my death I be of as good estate as I was. But seeing that it hath 

pleased god to visit me sithence with a long and chargeable illness and 

soe expend the most part she shall proportionally deduct from 

them, but Joan Rackley, Dociblc Southcott, and my cousen Anne are to.have 
their legacies upon my death, and as Anne Rackley was to have a gown which 
has since been made up for myself, I give her instead my wife's cloak and 10s. 
Having about £200 owing me, I desire, if such debts are paid, that the money 
be divided among my kinsfolk as follows: to Aaron my cozen John Mave- 
rick's son; to my cousins, Radford my brother John Mauericke's son, his 
brother John, and his sister Cicill, or to their children in case of their decease; 
to Henry my brother Edward's son and EHzabeth his sister, or to their 
children in case of their decease; also a like portion to my wife's kindred, 
Joane Rackley, her sister Mary, and her brother John Rackley, or to their 
children in case of their decease. Anne my executrix is to preserve to herself 
some portion of my lead work in Ilsington. Witnesses: Clement Owlborow, 
Edward Lang, and William Homes. 

Proved at Exeter 7 January 1622 [1622/3]. Inventory of Mr. Maverick's 
goods in William Holmes his house, taken 2 January 1622 [1622/3] by George 
Trende and Mathew Bowden, £22. 14s. 4d. (Archdeaconry of Exeter 
[Exeter], 1622, original will.) 

The Will of Nathaniel Mavericke of London, Gent, [of the parish of 
St. Lawrence Old Jewry, London, according to the Probate Act Book], 
17 November 1630. Universal legatee and executrix: my beloved wife Mary 
Mavericke. Witnesses: Ri: Hulet, notary pubhc, Edward Smith, and 
Margarett Saunders. Proved 20 December 1630 by Mary Mavericke, reHct 
of the deceased. (P. C. C, Scroope, 109.) 

The Will of Edward Mathericke of Honiton, co. Devon, husbandman, 
1 February 1675 [1675/6]. To my daughter EHzabeth Mathericke a bond 
due from William Kingman, a gold signet ring, and certain household goods. 
To my daughter Mary the rent of a parcel of ground in Auliscombe, in the 
occupation of Robert Alerhead, worth 20s. a year, a plain gold ring, and cer- 
tain household goods. To my sister Rebecca Mathericke 30s. Residuary 
legatee and executrix: .wife Jane. Overseers: my brother-in-law James 
Darke and his sister Mary Darke. Witnesses: Mary Downe and Ambr: 
Clearke. [Seal, a Hon rampant.] Proved 29 November 1676. Inventory, 
taken 7 April 1676 by Robert Browne and Ambrose Clearke, £26. 10s. Id. 
(Archdeaconry of Exeter [Exeter], 1676, original wiU.) 

The Win of Moses Maverick, on board the good ship Phseneas and 
Margaret, 6 January 1678/9. To my landlady, M" EHzabeth Downing. 
To Mj Thomas Nelson. To M^s Deale and her two daughters. To my 
father and mother, brothers and sisters. To every officer in this said ship 
Phineas and Margaret. To Mrs. Ligh. To Robert Hall. I make my 
landlady, Elizabeth Downing, my heir and executrix and to see this will 
performed within ten days of the arrival of the ship at London. Proved 
23 July 1679 by EHzabeth Downing als Dunning. (P. C. C, King, 88.) 
[For longer abstract of this wiU see Register, vol. 47, p. 423.] 
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Maverick Entries in the Parish Registers of Awliscombe, 

CO. Devon, 1559-1645 

Baptisms 

1561 Radford Mavericke son of Robert Mavericke IS June. 

1564 Elizabeth daughter of Robert Mavericke 19 April. 

1567 William Mavericke 5 November. 

1576 William Mauericke son of Alexander Mavericke 4 November. 

1578 Robert [Mavericke] son of Alexander 18 July. 

1578 John Mauericke son of Peter Mauericke Clarke 28 December. 

1579 Wilemotte Mavericke 6 February [1579/80]. 

1580 Judeth and Rebecca daughters of Peter Mavericke Clark 24 June. 

1583 Nathaniel Mavericke son of Peter Mavericke 24 June. 

1585 Daniel and EHzabeth son and daughter of Peter Mavericke clerk 11 

June. 

1586 Marie daughter of Peter Mavericke clerk 24 July. 
1588 Marie daughter of Peter Mavericke clerk 4 August. 

1590 Noahdiah Mavericke son of Edward M[avericke] 18 October. 

1597 Elizabeth Mavericke daughter of John Mavericke 6 Februar}^ [1597/8]. 

Marriages 

1575 Alexander Mavericke and Alice Crabbe 6 November. 

1576 Little John Searell and Ahce Mavericke 13 May. 

1577 Peter Mavericke Clearke and Dorothy Tucke 7 November. 

1584 Thomas Brewer and Elizabeth Mavericke 4 July. 

Burials 

1567 William Mavericke son of Robert Mavericke 30 January [1567/8]. 
1573 Robert Mavericke Clark 14 November. 

1576 William Mavericke son of Alexander Mavericke 4 February [1576/7]. 
1580 Judith and Rebecca daughters of Peter Maverick clearke 10 October. 

1585 Daniel Mavericke son of Peter Mavericke 12 June. 

1585 Elizabeth Mavericke daughter of Peter Mavericke 13 June. 

1586 Marie Mavericke daughter of Peter Mavericke 21 November. J r 

1598 Ehzabeth Mavericke daughter of John Mavericke 3 April. f 
1604 Marie daughter of Peter Mavericke 21 August. • :i 
1607 Alice Mavericke als. Tucke widow 16 December. 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Mary Major 
(or St. Mary the More), Exeter, co. Devon 

1619 Mrs. Awdrye Maverick buried 10 November. 

1622 Mr. Radford Maverick minister buried 26 December. 

Maverick Entries in the Parish Registers of Honiton, 

CO. Devon, 1562-1676* 

Baptisms 

1591 Sisely daughter of John Mavericke 18 April. 
1593 John son of John Mavericke 4 February [1593/4]. 
1615 Elyas son of Henry Maverick 29 October. 

1619 Edward son of Henry Mauvericke 20 February [1619/20]. 

1622 Elizabeth daughter of Henry Mauericke 17 November. 

1625 Johan daughter of Henry Maverick 19 February [1625/6]. 

1628 Rebecca daughter of Henry Maverick 22 March [1628/9]. 

1632 Henry son of Henry Maverick 8 July. 

1643 Sarah daughter of Edward and Joan Maverick 4 February [1643/4]. 

* There are some gaps in the registers prior to 1600; and some leaves are missing 
among the baptisms from 1604 to 1611, inclusive. 



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1646 Samuell son of Edward Mavericke and Johane his wife 9 September. 
1651 Elizabeth daughter of Edward and Joan Maverick 6 April. 
1653 Daniel son of Edward Maverick and Johane his wife 17 October. 

Marriages 

1599 Robert Ball and Dorothie Maverick 1 December. 

1614 Henry Mavericke and Sara [between 19 February and 9 March 

1614/15]. 
1642 Edward Maverick and Joane Darke 24 December. 

Burials 

1598 Edward Mavericke 3 May. 

1598 Nodias Mavericke a man* 29 August. 

1598 Marie Mavericke a girle 22 December. . 

1604 William Maverick 21 May. 

1629 Ellyas son of Henry Mauericke 18 February [1629/30]. 

1629 Johane daughter of Henry Mauericke 12 March [1629/30]. 

1632 Henry son of Henry Maverick 22 August. 

1633 Samuel son of Henry Maverick 19 December. 

1653 Daniel son of Edward Maverick 1 February [1653/4]. 

1655 Elizabeth daughter of Edward Maverick 10 December. 

1656 Sarah Maverick widow 21 May. 

1663 Johan wife of Edward Maverick 27 November. 
1676 Edward Maverick 5 April. 

From the Parish Registers of Ilsington, go. DEVONf 

1597 Radford Mavericke instituted vicar 1 July. 

1600 John Maverick dark and Mary Gye married 28 October. 

From the Parish Registers of Ottery St. Mary, co. Devon 
1619 John Choram and Cisly Maverick married 5 May. 

From the Ordination Books at Exeter, co. Devon, 1571-1600 

i 1573 Deacon: Peter Bull alias Maverick 15 January [1573/4]. 

! 1573 Priest: Peter Maverick alias Bull 17 March [1573/4]. 

1583 Priest: Radford Maverick 15 June. 

1 1597 Deacon and Priest: John Maverick literatus 29 July. 

From the Institution Books at Exeter, co. Devon, 1573-1630 

1580 Peter Maverick alias Bull, clerk, was admitted to the Perpetual Vicar- 
age of Aulscombe on the resignation of Richard Bacon, clerk, the 
last incumbent, 3 November, 

1586 Radford Maverick was admitted to the [Rectory of] the church of 
Trisham on the death of John Cannc, clerk, the last incumbent, to 
which he was presented by Thomas Southcotte, Esq., patron, 12 June. 

1597 Radford Maverick, clerk, was admitted to the Vicarage of Ilsington on 
the presentation of Thomas Ford of Ilsington, Esq., and Henry Ford 
his son, patrons, 1 July. 

1615 John Maverick, clerk, M.A., was admitted to the Rectory and church 
of Beaworthy, vacant through the death of John Morrice, the last 
incumbent, on the presentation of Arthur Arscott, Esq., the patron, 
30 August. 

* I.e., a male child. 

t From extracts from Devonshire parish registers, in the library of the Albert 
Memorial Museum, Exeter. The marriage of John Maverick and Mary Gye was 
communicated by Hon. Frank Warren Hackett, A.M., to the Registeb for 1896 
(vol. 50, p. 75). 



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1616 John Hassard, clerk, to the Vicarage of Awlescombe, vacant through 
the death* of Peter Maverick, clerk, the last incumbent, 3 February 
[1616/17]. 

1621 Christopher Warren, clerk, M.A., was admitted to the Vicarage of 
Ilsington on the free resignation of Radford Maverick, the last in- 
cumbent, 28 March. 

[The institution of Robert Maverick to Awliscombe does not appear, but 
it occurred before 18 June 1561, the date of his first appearance in the Awlis- 
combe registers. Robert Slade, Robert Maverick's predecessor, was insti- 
tuted 11 May 1554. The institution of Richard Bacon also does not appear. 
Perhaps the institution of Robert Maverick and that of his successor Bacon 
were vacancy institutions, made by the archbishop, and in that case they may 
have been recorded at Canterbury.] 

From the First Fruits Composition BooKsf 

Devon 

Aulscombe Vicarage: Peter Meiverick clerk 26 November, 23 Elizabeth 

[158014 
Trissam Rectory: Radford Maverick clerk 19 October, 28 Ehzabeth [1586]. 
Ilsington Vicarage: Radford Maverick clerk 16 July, 39 Elizabeth [1597]. 

(First Fruits Composition Books, Series 3.) 

From the Records of the Court of Requests 

The Complaint of Peter Mavericke of Awliscombe, co. Devon, clerk, 
against William Champneys, gent., of Yarnscombe, co. Devon, dated 19 May, 
10 James I [1612]. The defendant agreed to lease to the complainant a 
messuage and lands situated in Awliscombe, late in the tenure of Alexander 
Harris in the right of his wife, and later in the tenm'e of the said William 
Champneys. On the last day of February 1609 the defendant agreed that 
for £130 he would make to the complainant a good and indefeasible estate for 
ninety-nine j^ears, determinable on three lives, 20s. being then paid to bind 
the bargain as ''an earnest pennye," £9 to be paid at the next assizes holden 
for Devon, and £40 to be paid at every assize holden thereafter for Devon, 
untn the whole sum of £130 be paid. The three lives named by the said 
Peter were those of his son Nathaniell Mavericke and of Samuell and Elias, 
two of the sons of John Maverick, son of the said Peter. The said Peter 
appeared at the assizes held in August following, to pay £40 according to the 
agreement; but the defendant, having intelligence that more money might 
be gotten for a fine of said messuage and premises, devised with himseK by 
some means to put your said subject from his bargain; and therefore took on 
him to draw up the lease, and inserted therein divers reservations, covenants, 
and unreasonable conditions, neither formerly spoken of nor agreed nor fit to 
be tolerated, and could not be induced to strike them out. Whereat your 
said subject taking some offense and dislike, the said defendant moved your 
subject to relinquish his bargain; and made a new agi'eement with your sub- 
ject that if he would cancel said bargain, he, the said defendant, would re- 
pay the £10 formerly received as part of his fine, and in addition would pay 
him 10 angels in gold or £5 in silver, and would let him have the said messuage 
and lands for one year from the time of the first agreement, which offer your 
said subject accepted, and agreed that the said William Champneys might 
demise the same to any other, which he has since done; and tho' this defend- 
ant hath often in most gentle and friendly manner entreated him to repay 

* The Latin words are per necem, and they indicate a violent death. In the parish 
register of Awliscombe the burial of Peter Mavericke is not recorded, nor is there any 
allusion in the registers to the time, place, or manner of his death. 

t In the Public Record Office, London. 

X The dates here given are the dates of the compositions for first fruita. 



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the said £10 and also the 10 angels, yet now, having affected his purpose, the 
said Champneys refuseth to pay, and evicted the tenants to whom your said 
subject had let said messuage and lands, and forbade them to pay the last 
quarter's rent to your said subject. The said bargain was concluded in 
private, and the said Champneys put the agreement down in writing and 
refuseth to give it up. Asks that a writ of privy seal be directed to the said 
William Champneys to appear before Your Majesty's Honorable Court of 
Whitehall, to answer the premises upon his oath. 

Answer of William Champneys, gent., taken at Torrington 13 June 1612. 
Admits it is true that about the last day of February 1609 there was a con- 
tract made between Peter Maverick, clerk, the complainant, and defendant 
concerning the making of a lease of lands, etc., mentioned in the Bill, and 
that he, this defendant, had 20s. in part of the fine of the said lease and £9 
at the Lent assizes then following, and the complainant nominated Nathaniel 
Maverick his son and Samuel and Elias Maverick his grandchildren to this 
defendant, on whose lives he was to have the lease for ninety-nine years, and 
this was briefly set down in a note by William Northcott, gent., and sub- 
scribed by complainant and defendant, whereby it appears that a condition 
was to be made that the lessee could only let the premises from year to year, 
and that only to pasture and not to tillage, without consent of the defendant, 
that on the death of each of the three lives the best beast should be paid as 
a hcriot, or 40s., and so on, as may be seen by reference to the note. The 
said Champneys gave this note to a friend to have a lease drawn up, which 
was done, under the arrangements aforesaid, at the yearly rental of 9s.; and 
afterwards the same was delivei'ed to the complainant, who began to find 
fault as to the condition of letting by yearly tenure only; and defendant 
denies that complainant brought a sum of £40 to him and also that there was 
any second agreement, but admits that he made an offer to complainant to 
the effect alleged and that complainant would not accept thereof, altho' 
afterward complainant would have accepted; but then defendant would not 
agree, because one Harris, who before had offered him £10 more for the same, 
now again approached him. But defendant was desirous that the agree- 
ment might stand, and was willing to alter the condition of letting to com- 
plainant's desire if the latter would pay the £40 arranged for, which said 
defendant was relying on; but complainant refused, and defendant believes 
that he had not the money to pay, and so defendant was driven to let the 
premises to one John Burton for £5 less. And further he refers himself to the 
said note and the lease formally drawn up. 

The Replication of Peter Mavericke, clerk, dated 30 June, 10 James 
I [1612]. He acknowledges himself to be repaid the £10 for the first payment 
of the fine if he had enjoyed the premises for one whole year as by defendant's 
promise; but denies that defendant was wiUing to omit the condition of 
letting otherwise than for one year unless he gave a consideration. in mone}^, 
but alleges that the second agreement was absolutely agreed to and accepted, 
altho' complainant was willing to stand to his first agreement and had the 
£40 ready, had not defendant willingly made proffer of 10 angels to com- 
plainant to relinquish his former bargain, and accordingly brought £40 to 
the next assizes, intending to have his lease sealed, which the defendant 
untruly denies; and he affirms that all he said in his Bill was true. (Public 
Record Office, Court of Requests, unindexed records, Bundle 467.) 

[From the foregoing material and from other sources and authorities the 
following pedigree has been compiled: 

1. Robert Mavericke, clerk, of Awliscombe, co. Devon, was buried at 
Awliscombe 14 Nov. 1573. He is mentioned in the Awliscombe registers as 
early as 18 June 1561, when his son Radford was baptized. 



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Children: 

2. i. Peter, b. probably abt. 1550, since he is referred to in his brother 

Radford's will of 1622 as the testator's eldest brother. 
ii. Alexander (probably s. of Robert), b, probably abt. 1552; m. at 
Awliscombe, co. Devon, 6 Nov. 1575, Alice Crabbe, probably 
the woman who was bur. at Awliscombe 16 Dec. 1607 as Alice 
Mavericke als. Tucke widow. Children, bapt. at Awliscombe: 

1. William, bapt. 4 Nov. 1576; bur. at Awliscombe 4 Feb. 1576/7. 

2. Robert, bapt. 18 July 1578. 3. Wilemotte (perhaps dau. of 
Alexander), bapt. 6 Feb. 1579/80; probably m. John Rackley and 
had children Martin and Tamsyne.* 

iii. John, mentioned in his brother Radford's will in 1622, although 
apparently then deceased. Children: 1. Radford, living 27 Nov. 
1622. 2. Cicely, bapt. at Honiton, co. Devon, 18 Apr. 1591; 
living 27 Nov. 1622; m. at Ottery St. Mary, co. Devon, 5 May 
1619, John Choram. 3. John, bapt. at Honiton 4 Feb. 1593/4; 
living 27 Nov. 1622. 4. Elizabeth, bapt. at Awhscombe, co. Devon, 
6 Feb. 1597/8; bur. there 3 Apr. 1598. Of these children, Rad- 
ford, Cicely, and John are mentioned in the will of their uncle, 
Radford Mavericke, in 1622. 

3. iv. Edward, mentioned in the will of Radford Mavericke. 

v. Alice (probably dau. of Robert), b. probably abt. 1559; m. at 
Awliscombe, co. Devon, 13 May 1576, Little John Searell. 

vi. Radford, the testator of 1622, bapt. at Awhscombe, co. Devon, 
18 June 1561; bur. in the parish of St. Mary Major, Exeter, co. 

Devon, 26 Dec. 1622; m. Awdrye , who was bur. in the 

same parish 10 Nov. 1619. He was matriculated at Exeter College, 
. Oxford, 17 Nov. 1581, aged 20, a plebeian and of Devon; was or- 
dained as a priest 15 June 1583; became rector of Trusham, co. 
Devon, in 1586; was instituted vicar of Ilsington, co. Devon, 
1 July 1597, resigning this charge in 1620; and in 1622 was curate 
of All Hallows, Goldsmith Street, Exeter, f He left no issue. 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Awliscombe, co. Devon, 19 Apr. 1564; probably 
already deceased in 1622; m. at Awliscombe, 4 July 1584, Thomas 
Brewer, who was living in 1622. Children: 1. Thomas. 2. 
John. Both of these sons, with their father, are mentioned in 
Radford Mavericke's will, 20 July 1622, although John may then 
have been already deceased, his son and his dau. Mary being 
mentioned. ^ 

viii. William, bapt. at Awliscombe, co. Devon, 5 Nov. 1567; bur. there 
30 Jan. 1567/8. 

ix. A daughter (probably dau. of Robert), m. Robert Caddey and 
had a dau. who is mentioned in Radford Mavericke's will, 1622. 

2. Peter Mavericke {Robert), clerk, vicar of Awliscombe, co. Devon, 
born probably about 1550, being referred to in the will of Radford 
Mavericke as the testator's eldest' brother, died a violent death prior 
to-3 Feb. 1616/17, when John Hassard was instituted vicar of Awhs- 
combe. He married at Awdiscombe, 7 Nov. 1577, Dorothy Tucke. 
Peter Bull alias Maverick was ordained as a deacon 15 Jan. 1573/4, 
and Peter Maverick alias Bull was ordained as a priest 17 Mar. 
1573/4. On 3 Nov. 1580 Peter Maverick alias Bull, clerk, was ad- 
mitted to the perpetual vicarage of Awliscombe. In 1612 he brought 
suit against William Champneys, the record of which has been of the 
utmost importance in compiling the Maverick pedigree (vide supra^ 
p. 150). 

* The will of Radford Mavericke, 1622, mentions his wife's kinswoman Joane 
Rackley, Joane's sister Mary, Joane's brother John, John's wife Wilemotte and his 
children Martin and Tamsyne, and the testator's cousin Anne Rackley, widow, with 
her daughters Audrey, Grace, and Priscilla. 

t Cf. Foster's Alumni Oxonienses, Early Series, vol. 3, p. 992; Boase's Pi,egistrum 
Collegii Exoniensis, part 2, p. 210; Jones's Rectors and Vicars of Ilsington, Devon; 
and the Bishop's books at Exeter. 



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Children, baptized at Awliscombe: 

4. i. John, bapt. 28 Dec. 1578. 

ii. Judith, bapt. 24 June 1580; bur. at Awliscombe 10 Oct. 1580. 

iii. Rebecca, bapt. 24 June 1580; bur. at Awliscombe 10 Oct. 1580. 

iv. Nathaniel, of the parish of St. Lawrence Old Jewry, London, 
gentleman, the testator of 1630, bapt. 24 June 1583; d. in London 
24 Nov. 1630 (Smith's Obituary, in Publications of the Camden 
Society, vol. 44, p. 5, where he is called " chief clerk to the Town 
Clerck"); m- Mary Langley, widow, who had at least three sons, 
Richard, Berwick, and Roger, by her former husband.* She 
survived her husband, Nathaniel Mavericke. 

V. Daniel, bapt. 11 June 1585; bur. at Awliscombe 12 June 1585. 

vi. Elizabeth, bapt. 11 June 1585; bur, at Awliscombe 13 June 1585. 

vii. Marie, bapt. 24 July 1586; bur. at Awliscombe 21 Nov. 1586. 

viii. Marie, bapt. 4 Aug. 1588; bur. at Awliscombe 21 Aug. 1604. 

3. Edward Mavericke (Robert), mentioned in Radford Mavericke's will 

as his brother, was buried at Honiton, co. Devon, 3 May 1598. 
Children : 

i. Noadiah, bapt. at Awliscombe, co. Devon, 18 Oct. 1590; bur. at 
Honiton, co. Devon, 29 Aug. 1598. 

ii. Henry, mentioned in Radford Mavericke's will; d. before 21 May 
1656; m. at Honiton, co. Devon, between 19 Feb. and 9 Mar. 

1614/15, Sara , who, as Sarah Maverick widow, was bur. 

at Honiton 21 May 1656. Children, bapt. at Honiton: 1. Elias, 
bapt. 29 Oct. 1615; bur. at Honiton 18 Feb. 1629/30. 2. Edward, 
of Honiton, husbandman, the testator of 1675/6, bapt. 20 Feb. 
1619/20; bur. at Honiton 5 Apr. 1676; m. at Honiton, 24 Dec. 
1642, Joane Darke, who was bur. at Honiton 27 Nov. 1663; issue: 
Sarah, bapt. at Honiton 4 Feb. 1643/4, not mentioned in her 
father's will; Samuel, bapt. at Honiton 9 Sept. 1646, not men- 
tioned in his father's will; Elizabeth, bapt. at Honiton 6 Apr. 
1651, bur. there 10 Dec. 1655; Daniel, bapt. at Honiton 17 Oct. 
1653, bur. there 1 Feb. 1653/4; EUzabeth, mentioned in her 
father's will; Mary, mentioned in her father's will. 3. Elizabeth, 
bapt. 17 Nov. 1622. 4. Johane, bapt. 19 Feb. 1625/6; bur. at 
Honiton 12 Mar. 1629/30. 5. Rebecca, bapt. 22 Mar. 1628/9; 
living unm. 1 Feb. 1675/6, when she is mentioned in her brother 
Edward's wiU. 6. Henry, bapt. 8 July 1632; bur. at Honiton 
22 Aug. 1632. 7. Samuel, perhaps one of the elder children; bur. 
at Honiton 19 Dec. 1633. 

iii. Elizabeth, living 20 July 1622, when she is mentioned with her 
brother Henry in Radford Mavericke's will. 

4. John Mavericke {Peter, Robert), clerk, baptized at AwUscombe, co. 

Devon, 28 Dec. 1578, died at Dorchester, Mass., 3 Feb. 1635/6, JDcing, 
according to Winthrop, ''near sixty years of age." He married at 
Hsington, co. Devon, 28 Oct. 1600, Mary Gye, who was Hving in New 
England as late as 9 Oct. 1666. In 1665 Col. Cartwright states that 
Mr. Samuel Maverick, his fellow commissioner, ''hath his mother, 
wife, children & brothers living there [in Massachusetts]." ("Memo- 
rial concerning the Massachusets," quoted in the Register, vol. 48, 
p. 207.) On 9 Oct. 1666 Samuel Maverick, writing from Rhode Island 
to Secretary Sir William Morrice, says that his mother "presents her 
humble service." (Calendar of State Papers, Colonial, America and 
West Indies, 1661-1668, pp. 414-415, no. 1288.) 

* Administration of the goods of Richard Langley of Brexbourne, co. Hertford, 
bachelor, was granted, in 1627, to Marie Mavericke alias Langley, his mother, wife 
of Nathaniel Mavericke, gentleman. (P. C. C, Administration Act Book, 1627, fo. 
151.) On the same date administration of the goods respectively of Berwick Langley, 
bachelor, and Roger Langley, bachelor, both deceased "in parts beyond the seas," was 
granted to the same person, their mother. {lb., fo. 152.) 



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John Mavericke was matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, 
24 Oct. 1595, aged 18, being described as a clergyman's son. He 
received the degree of B.A. 8 July 1599 and that of M.A. 7 July 1603,* 
having been already ordained at Exeter, co. Devon, as deacon and 
priest 29 July 1597. Perhaps he was curate to his uncle, Radford 
Mavericke, vicar of Ilsington, the parish in which the record of his own 
marriage is found. On 30 Aug. 1615 he was inducted at Silverton, 
CO. Devon, by William Cotton, Bishop of Exeter, to the rectory of 
Beaworthy, co. Devon, on the presentation of Arthur Arscott, 
Esq.jt patron of the living. (Bishop's books, Exeter; cf. Register, 
vol. 49, pp. 214, 458.) He remained at Beaworthy until his resigna- 
tion shortly before his emigration to New England, his successor, John 
Crought, B.A., being inducted 24 Mar. 1629/30. (Register, vol. 49, 
pp. 214, 458.) In this month John Mavericke was chosen one of the 
teachers of the Puritan church that was organized at Plymouth, 
England; and on 20 Mar. 1629/30 he sailed from Plymouth in the 
Mary and John, one of the ships of Winthrop's fleet, with the colonists 
who arrived in New England 30 May 1630 and founded the town of 
Dorchester, Mass. He took the oath as freeman on 18 May 1631, and 
was minister at Dorchester until his death. 

Children: 

5. i. Samuel, b. in England abt. 1602. 

ii. Elias, b. in England abt. 1604; d. 8 Sept. 1684, aged 80; bur. at 
Charlestown, Mass., where his gravestone was to be seen abt. half 
a century ago; m. abt. 1633 Anna Harris, dau. of Thomas 
deceased and Elizabeth (who m. between May 1631 and Sept. 
1634 Dea. William Stitson). Anna (Harris) Maverick was ad- 
mitted to the church at Charlestown 7 Oct. 1639, and d. at Read- 
ing, Mass. (where her married daughters Sarah Walton and Ruth 
Smith lived), 7 Sept. 1697, aged 84. Conclusive proof of the 
paternal ancestry of Elias Maverick is furnished by the record of 
the suit brought in 1612 by his grandfather, Peter Mavericke, 
clerk, against William Champneys {vide supra, p. 150). He was 
at Winnissimet (now Chelsea), Mass., in 1630; was admitted to 
the church at Charlestown 9 Feb. 1632/3; was made freeman 
11 June 1633; and lived at Winnissimet, near his brother Samuel's 
house, on the westerly part of the Maverick estate (now belonging 
to the U. S. Government). In 1654 he was a member of the An- 
cient and Honorable Artillery Company. He deposed 15 June 
1680, aged 75 (Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. 2, p. 96). 
His will, dated 13 Oct. 1681, was proved 6 Nov. 1684, his estate 
being appraised at £820. 15s. J Children: 1. John, of Boston, 
shipwright, b. 3 Feb. and bapt. 27 Feb. 1635/6; d. before 27 Apr. 
1680; m. 9 Apr. 1656 Catherine Skipper, who m, (2) at Haverhill, 
Mass., 8 Sept. 1680, as his third wife, John Johnson, whose first 
wife was Elizabeth Maverick, dau. of Elias (vide infra); had issue. 
2. Abigail, b. 10 Aug. and bapt. 14 Aug. 1637; living 1681; m. 
4 June 1655 Matthew Clark, mariner, of Winnissimet, who was of 
Marblehead, Mass., 1668-1674; had issue. 3. Elizabeth, b. 2 June 
1639; d. at Haverhill 22 Mar. 1673/4; m. 15 Oct. 1656 John 
Johnson of Charlestown, s. of William and Elizabeth, who removed 
to Haverhill before 1662, was the first blacksmith there, freeman in 
1666, and representative in 1690. He m. (2) at Haverhill, 3 Mar. 
1674/5, Sarah (Keascr) Gillo[w], widow of John of Lynn, who d. 
24 July 1676; m. (3) at Haverhill, 8 Sept. 1680, Catherine (Skipper) 
Maverick, widow of John of Boston (brother of Elizabeth Mav- 
erick, John Johnson's first wife), who with her husband, then 

* Cf. Foster's Alumni Oxonienses, Early Series, vol. 3, p. 992. 

t This name is given also in the Institution Books in the Public Record Office, 
London, as Arthur Arscotte, armiger, although in Register, vol. 49, p. 214, it appears 
as Sir John Arscott. 

% The will and inventory are printed in Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. 1, 
pp. 38-41. 



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called Lieut. John Johnson, was ''killed by ye enemy" at Haver- 
hill 29 Aug. 1708, she in her 70th year and he in his 76th year. 
* (Haverhill Vital Records.) John and Elizabeth (Maverick) John- 
son had issue. 4. Sarah, b. 20 Feb. 1640/1; d. at Reading, Mass., 
10 June 1714, in her 73d year; m. Samuel Walton, b. at Marble- 
head 5 June 1639, d. at Reading 22 Mar. 1717/18, aged abt. 78 
years, s. of Samuel and Elizabeth (whose elder children were b. at 
Seaton, co. Devon, Eng.); five children bapt. at Marblehead 
26 Oct. 1684. 5. Elias, of Winnissimet, shipwright, b. 17 Mar. 
1643/4; living in Jan. 1695/6 but d. before 2 Nov. 1696; m. 8 Dec. 
1669 Margaret Sherwood, who was admitted to the Charlestown 
church 8 Aug. 1675; had issue. 6. Peter, of Boston, living 13 Oct. 
1681; m. Martha Bradford, who d. before 29 Sept. 1681, dau. of 
Robert; had issue. 7. James,* of Winnissimet, d. before 31 Oct. 
1671, when the inventory of his estate amounting to £24 (includ- 
ing "Sea bookes and Instruments," £3), was sworn to by his 
father. (Suffolk Probate Records, lib. 7, p. 158.) 8. Mary, living 
3 Nov. 1696; m. Aaron Way of Winnissimet, bapt. at Dorchester, 
Mass., 6 Oct. 1650, living 3 Nov. 1696, s. of Aaron and Joanna 
(Sumner). On 11 Oct. 1696 Aaron Way and Mary his wife, with 
their children, were dismissed from the church at Danvers, Mass., 
"to y^ church of Christ lately gathered at Dorchester in New 
England, and now planted in South Carolina, whereof the Reverend 
Mr. Joseph Lord is Pastor." (Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, 
vol. 1, p. 137; cf. Register, vol. 28, p. 468.) Five children of 
Aaron and Mary (Maverick) Way were bapt. at Charlestown 
between 1675 and 1685. 9. Ruth, d. at Reading 27 Nov. 1717, in 
her 63d year; m. at Reading, 1 Mar. 1679/80, Dea. Francis Smith, 
b. 23 Dec. 1658, d. at Reading 14 Nov. 1744, in his 86th year, s. of 
Lieut. John and Catherine (Morrell) of Winnissimet, Dea. Francis 
Smith having gone to Reading to live at his grandfather Smith's 
homestead; had issue. (Reading Vital Records.) 10. Paul, of 
Winnissimet, b. 10 June 1657; living 1709; m. Jemima Smith, b. 
29 May 1665, dau. of Lieut. John and Mary (Bill) of Winnissimet, 
who m. (2) Henry Richman of Boston; had issue. t 11. Rebecca, 
b. 1 Jan. 1659/60; living 3 Nov. 1696; m. George Thomas, hving 
3 Nov. 1696; had issue.J 

iii. Mary, living 1652; m. abt. 1635 Rev. James Parker of Weymouth 
(formerly of Dorchester), Mass., Portsmouth, N. H., and Bar- 
bados, where he d. in 1652. In his v/ill, dated 21 Aug. 1648 and 
entered 26 Aug. 1652, he makes his brothers, Mr. Elias Maverick 
and Mr. Moyses Maverick, his executors in New England. (Reg- 
ister, vol. 68, pp. 202-203.) Children: 1. John. 2. Azricam. 
3. James, d. in Boston in 1666, administration on his estate being 
granted, 13 Dec. 1666, to Mr. Moses Maverick, "his uncle." 4. 
Thomas. 5. Fearnoi, m. in the parish of St. John, Barbados, 
19 Mar. 1660/1, Capt. John Parnell. 6. Mary. 

iv. Moses, of Marblehead, Mass., b. abt. 1611; d. at Marblehead 
28 Jan. 1685/6; m. (1) before 6 May 1635 Remember Allerton, 
who came to New England in the Mayflower in 1620 and d. after 
1652, dau. of Isaac and Mary (Norris); m. (2) 22 Oct. 1656 

Eunice ( ) Roberts (who deposed in 1671, aged abt. 43 

years, and was living 5 Dec. 1698), widow of Thomas. Moses 
Maverick was a proprietor at Dorchester, Mass., in 1633; removed 
to Salem, Mass.; was admitted freeman 3 Sept. 1634; was at 
Marblehead as early as 1635; paid to the General Court the rent 
for Noddle's Island (now East Boston) in 1636, having charge of 
it during the absence of his brother Samuel in Virginia; was pro- 

* The place of James in the list of children is conjectural. 

t For some descendants of Paul Maverick, including some who lived in New York 
City, vide Register, vol. 48, p. 209. 

X Much information about Elias Maverick and his children, with many references 
to sources and authorities, may be found in Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. I, 
Vassim. 



156 Genealogical Research in England [April 

prietor at Marblehead in 1637; and was constable in 1643. He 
deposed in Sept. 1662, aged 50 ^''ears; in Nov. 1665, aged abt. 54 
years; in Mar. 1667, aged abt. 55 years; at the June Term, 1668, 
aged 57 years; at the March Term, 1669, aged 57 years; and at 
the June Term, 1669, aged abt. 58 j'^ears. (Marblehead Vital 
Records, vol. 3, p. 38.) He also deposed 23 Dec. 1674, aged abt. 
64 years (Register, vol. 50, p. 203). His will, dated — Jan. 
1685/6 but not signed by him, was presented by the widow for 
probate at the court held at Ipswich, Mass., 30 Mar. 1686; but 
some of the children objected to the proving of the will and the 
matter was referred to the next court to be held at Salem, Mass, 
Evidently the vvdll was not allowed; for on 15 July 1686 Eunice 
Maverick, the widow, was appointed in Boston administratrix of 
the estate of ''Moses Maverick late of Marblehead deceased 
Intestate." In 1691 Edward Woodman, a son-in-law of the 
deceased, twice petitioned the court to order the administratrix to 
give an account of her administration; and apparently in 1693 
another such petition was presented by him. Final settlement of 
the estate was made 29 Nov. 1698. The unsigned will of Moses 
Maverick, the inventory of his estate, and the other papers on 
file at Salem and in Boston concerning the settlement of the estate 
have been published in full in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 5, 
pp. 129-141, and are an important source of information in regard 
to the children of the deceased. Children by first wife: 1. Rehccc^, 
bapt. 7 Aug. 1639; d. at Lynn, Mass., 4 Nov. 1659; m. 3 June 
1658 John Hawkes of Lynn, who m. (2) 11 Apr. 1661 Sara Cush- 
man and d. 5 Aug. 1694; one child, Moses, b. — Nov. 1659, 
living 5 Dec. 1698. {Vide Lynn Vital Records.) 2. Mary, 
bapt. 14 Feb. 1640/1; d. in Boston 20 Feb. 1655/6. 3. Abigail, 
bapt. 12 Jan. 1644/5; d. before — Jan. 1685/6; m. Maj. Samuel 
Ward of Marblehead, bapt. at Hingham, Mass., 18 Nov. 1638, d. 
1690, s. of Samuel of Hingham and Charlestown, Mass., who m. 
(2) Sarah Hubbard; had issue. 4. Elizabeth, bapt. 8 Nov. (or 3 
Dec.) 1646; d. young. 5. Samuel, bapt. 19 Dec. 1647; probably 
d. s.p. before — Jan. 1685/6.* 6. Elizabeth, bapt. 30 Sept. 1649; 
d. between — Jan. 1685/6 and 29 Nov. 1698; m. (1) 8 Apr. 1665 
Nathaniel Grafton of Salem, Mass., b. 24 Apr. or 1 May 1642, d. 

at Barbados 11 Feb. 1670/1, s. of Joseph; m. (2) Skinner; 

had issue by her first husband. 7. Remember, bapt. 12 or 17 Sept. 
1652; d. between — Jan. 1685/6 and 22 Apr. 1691; m. Edward 
Woodman, mariner, who d. between 22 Sept. 1693 and 29 Nov. 
1698; had issue. Children by second wife: 8. Mary, bapt. 6 Sept. 
1657; d. at Marblehead in 1695; m. Archibald Ferguson of 
Marblehead, who deposed 16 July 1686,' aged abt. 37 years, and 
was living 5 Dec. 1698; had issue. 9. Moses, mariner, bapt. in 
the First Church, Boston, 4 Mar. 1659/60; deposed 31 Oct. 1677, 
aged abt. 18 (Suffolk Court Files, no. 1789); not mentioned in the 
unsigned will of his father; perhaps the testator of 1678/9. 10. 
Aaron, bapt. 20 Mar. 1662/3; proba.bly d. young. 11. Sarah,1i 
living 31 Aug. 1706; m. at Marblehead, 10 Nov. 1683, John Nor- 
man, who deposed 16 July 1686, aged abt. 26 years, and was hving 
abt. 1706; had issue. 

V. Aaron, mentioned in tfiie will of his great-uncle, Radford Mavericke, 
20 July 1622; probably d, young. 

vi. Abigail, admitted to the Charlestown church 18 Feb. 1637/8; d. 
25 June 1644; m. John Manning of Boston, merchant, who joined 
the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1640 and m. (2) 
Ann Parker, dau. of Richard.' John Manning calls Moses Maver- 
ick his brother. Children: l.JoAn, b. 25 May 1643. 2. Mary, h, 
3 June 1644. 

* Perhaps he was the Samuel (given by Savage) who had wife Martha and son 
Samuel, b. 16 Mar. 1670/1. 

t For proof that Sarah was a daughter of Moses Maverick by his second wife vide 
Register, vol. 62, pp. 384-385. 



1915] Genealogical Research in England 157 

vii. Antipas, d. 2 July 1678, administration on his estate being granted, 
15 July 1678, to Edward Oilman and Abigail his wife, dau. of 
deceased. Moses Maverick of Marblehead calls him "my brother." 
(York Deeds, lib. 3, fo. 109.) The name of his wife is unknown. 
He was a merchant, of the Isles of Shoals, in 1647; was of Kittery, 
Me., in 1652, when he submitted to the government of Massachu- 
setts; and removed to Exeter, N. H. Children: 1. Abigail, m. 
Edward Oilman of Exeter, yeoman. 2. Katharine, m. Stephen 
Paul of Kittery, shipwright. These two daughters and their 
husbands on 7 June 1682 sold land "which was our deceased 
fathers Antipas Mauericke." (York Deeds, lib. 3, fo. 112. Cf. 
Pope, Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 137.) 

5. Samuel Maverick {John, Peter, Robert), was bom in England about 
1602, his deposition of 7 Dec. 1665 stating that he was then "aged 63 
yeares or thereabouts" (Suffolk Deeds, lib. 4, fo. 328), and died be- 
tween 1670 and 15 May 1676, being referred to in the will of his son, 
Nathaniel of Barbados, dated 16 Aug. 1670, as then living. In his 
book entitled "An Account of Two Voyages to New-England," first 
published in 1674, John Josselyn, Gentleman, after recording his 
arrival in Boston Harbor on 3 July 1638, writes: "The Tenth day 
[10 July 1638], I went a shore upon Noddles Island to Mr. Samuel 
Maverick (for my passage) the only hospitable man in all the Coun- 
trey, giving entertainment to all Comers gratis."* " Having refreshed 
my self," Josselyn continues, "for a day or two upon Noddles-Island, 
I crossed the Bay in a small Boat to Boston, . . . and ... I returned 
in the Evening to my lodging." On 12 July he took leave of "Mr. 
Maverick, and some other Gentlemen," and started for Maine. t 
From 30 Sept. 1639 to 10 Oct. of the same year Josselyn was again 
entertained by Mr. Maverick at his house on Noddle's Island. J In 
his "Chronological Observations of America," published in 1674, the* 
same author wrote, under date of 1630: "The Tenth of July, John 
Winthorp Esq; and the Assistants arrived in ^ew-England, . . . with 
him went over Mr. Thomas Dudley, Mr. Isaac Johnson, ^'squires; 
Mr. John Wilson, Mr. George Philips, Mr. Maverich (the Father of 
Mr. Samuel Maverich, one of his Majesties Commissioners) Mr. 
Wareha7n Ministers." § In spite of this statement by Josselyn, who, 
having been a visitor at Samuel Maverick's house in 1638 and 1639, || 
was in a position to know who the father of his host was. Palfrey 
(History of New England, vol. 2, p. 581, note), Savage (Genealogical 
Dictionary, vol. 3, p. 181), and Chamberlain (History of Chelsea, 
vol. 1, p. 7) refused to believe that Samuel of Noddle's Island was a 
son of Rev. John Maverick; but the record of the suit brought in 1612 
by Peter Mavericke, clerk, against William Champnej's {vide supra, 
p. 150), in which Peter names Samuel and Elias as two of the sons of 
his (Peter's) son John, furnishes conclusive proof of the parentage of 
Samuel and vindicates the accuracy of Josselyn. 

Samuel Maverick was especially prominent among the early settlers 
in the Massachusetts Bay. He came to New England about 1624; 
for in a letter from New York City, dated 30 May 1669 and found 
among the Winthrop Papers, he writes: "It is 45 yeares since I came 
into New England." (4 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 7, p. 318.) This 

* Josselyn's Two Voyages, Boston, 1865, p. 13, a reprint of the second edition, which 
was published in London in 1675. 

t Ih., p. 20. 

X lb., pp. 25-27. 

§ lb., p. 190, the "Chronological Observations" being reprinted in the same volume 
with the "Two Voyages." 

II Perhaps Samuel Maverick's widowed mother, with her daughters, was living at 
his house, when Josselyn was there. 



158 Genealogical Research in England [April 

agrees with his statement in the "Discription of New England" 
(Register, vol. 39, p. 46*), in which he speaks of ''my observations 
which for severall years I have spent in America, even from the year 
1624 till within these two yeares last past." In 1625 he fortified at 
Winnissimet (now Chelsea, Mass.) a house "with a PilUzado and 
fflankers and gunnes both belowe and above in them," a house which 
in 1660 was ''yet standing there . . . the Antientest house in the 
Massachusetts Government." (76., p. 38.) On 2 Oct. 1632 he took 
the oath as freeman. On 1 Apr. 1633 he received from the General 
Court a grant of Noddle's Island (now East Boston), and built, prob- 
ably in 1634, a house there, Maverick Square in East Boston still 
preserving his name. He had other large grants of land in Massa- 
. chusetts and Maine. In 1635 he w^ent to Virginia for corn and re- 
mained there nearly a year. He was one of the earliest slaveholders 
in Massachusetts. Attached to the Church of England and to the 
cause of the Khig, he was often at enmity with the authorities in 
Massachusetts, and shortly before the Restoration he went to Eng- 
land to complain of the treatment to which he had been subjected in 
the Puritan colony. In 1664 he came back as one of the four royal 
commissioners appointed by Charles II to settle the affairs of New 
England and to reduce the Dutch in New Netherland. The com- 
missioners were not successful in their dealings with Massachusetts, 
and Samuel Maverick settled in New York after it had passed under 
English rule. On 15 Oct. 1669 he wrote to Col. Richard Nicolls, 
formerly one of his fellow commissioners, and thanked him for obtain- 
ing for him the gift of a house "in the Broad Way," as a reward for 
his fideUty to the King.f 

Samuel Maverick married, about 1628, Amias (Cole) Thompson, 
daughter of William of Plymouth, co. Devon, England, shipwright, 
and widow of David of Plymouth aforesaid, apothecary, and later of 
New England (Aspinwall Notarial Records, pp. 128-130). "David 
Thomson" and " Amyes CoUe" were married in St. Andrew's Church, 
Plymouth, England, 13 July 1613 (Register, vol. 47, p. 77). David 
Thompson was sent out by Gorges to the Piscataqua in 1623, and 
about 1626 removed to the island in Boston Harbor which still bears 
his name. There he died about 1628, leaving a son, John, who on 
25 Dec. 1643 assigned a bill to "my ffather m^ Samuell Maverick" and 
was living in 1650 (Aspinwall Notarial Records, pp. 70, 326-327), and 
probably other children, since Mrs. Amias Maverick, in a letter from 
"Nottells Hand in Massachusetts Bay," dated 20 Nov. 1635 and 
addressed to Mr. Robert Trelawny, merchant, at Plymouth, England, 
speaks of her "ffatherles children." (2 Coll. Maine Hist. Soc, vol. 3, 
pp. 76-78.) In a memorandum added to the will of her son, Nathan- 
iel Maverick of Barbados, and dated 3 Sept. 1672, Mrs. Amias Maverick 
is referred to as then living. 
Children : 

i. Nathaniel, eldest son (Register, vol. 8, p. 334), called of New 
England in an agreement about the sale of Noddle's Island, 14 Jan. 



* 



Maverick's " Brief e Discription of New England" was discovered in England by 
the late Henry FitzGilbert Waters, Esq., and was printed in Register, vol. 39, pp. 
33-48, and also in 2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 1, pp. 231-249. There is in- 
ternal evidence that it was written in 1660. 

t Among the numerous books in which information about Samuel Maverick may 
be found are Winthrop's New England; Johnson's Wonder- Working Providence, 
chapter xvii; Prince's Chronological History; Palfrey's History of New England; 
Sumner's History of East Boston; Chamberlain's History of Chelsea; Titcomb'a 
Early New England People; Register, vol. 48, pp. 207-209; 2 Alass. Hist. Soc. Pro- 
ceedings, vol. 1, pp. 3G6-373; Savage's Genealogical Dictionary; and Pope's Pioneers 
of Massachusetts. Some of these books abound in references to the early records. 



1915] The Clinton Family of ConnecticiU 159 

1649/50 (lb., vol. 67, p. 365), but of Barbados in 1656 {ib., p. 366), 
d. between 8 Jan. 1673/4 and 24 Feb. 1673/4. In his will, dated 
16 Aug. 1670 and proved at Barbados 24 Feb. 1673/4, he styles 
himself of the parish of St. Lucy's in the Island of Barbados, Esq^e. 
Children, given here in the order in which they are mentioned in 
their father's will: 1. Moses, d. before 16 Aug. 1670. 2. Mary, 
under 18 and unm. 16 Aug. 1670; probably the Mary Maverick 
who m. in St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, 25 Jan. 1688/9, James 
Drinkwater. 3. John, under 21 on 16 Aug. 1670; perhaps the John 
Maverick who is found at Charleston, S. C, in 1672 and whose 
descendants settled in Texas, where they were distinguished and 
prominent. 4. Capt. Samuel, under 21 on 16 Aug. 1670; living 
3 Oct. 1710; had issue, 5. Nathaniel, of St. Michael's Parish, Bar- 
bados, merchant, under 21 on 16 Aug. 1670; d. between 9 Mar. 
1700/1 and 25 Aug. 1701; m. in St. Michael's Parish, Barbados, 
27 July 1682, Mrs. Jone Battin, whom in his will, dated 9 Mar. 
1700/1, he calls Jane; had issue.* 

ii. Samuel, of Boston, d. in Boston 10 Mar. 1663/4, administration on 
his estate being granted, 14 Mar. 1663/4, to his widow, Rebecca, 
and Mr. Moses Maverick being associated with the widow and 
others in the administration (Register, vol. 12, p. 155, and vol. 16, 
p. 333); m. 4 Dec. 1660 Rebecca Wheelwright, who d. 20 Dec. 
1678, dau. of Rev. John and Mary (Hutchinson) of Wells, Me. 
She m. (2) 12 Mar. 1671/2, as his second wife, William Bradbury 
of Salisbury, Mass., s. of Thomas and Mary (Perkins), b. 15 Sept. 
1649, d. 4 Dec. 1678, leaving issue by his wife Rebecca. Children: 
1. Mary, b. 2 Oct. 1661. 2. Hannah, b. 25 Oct. 1663. 

iii. Mary, m. (1) 8 Feb. 1655/6 John Palsgrave of Boston, b. 6 Mar. 
1633/4, s. of Richard and Ann; m. (2) 20 Sept. 1660 Francis 
HooKE of Kittery, Me., who d. 10 Jan. 1694/5, s. of Humphrey 
(alderman of Bristol, Eng.). In a petition of 13 Feb. 1687/8, 
addressed to Sir Edmund Andros, then the royal governor of New 
England, concerning her interest in Noddle's Island, she calls 
herself "wife of Francis Hooke" and "Daughter and Heiresse of 
Samuel Mavericke, deceased." (Register, vol. 8, p. 334.) f 

— Editor] 

[To be continued] 



THE CLINTON FAMILY OF CONNECTICUT 

Compiled by Mrs. E. J. Clinton of Clinton ville, Conn., and communicated by 
Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn. 

[Continued from page 63] 

21. JoHN^ Clinton {John,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born at Fairfield 
4 May 1752 and baptized at Green's Farms, Fairfield, 10 
May 1752, died in 1832. He married first Mary Scribner, 

* For abstracts of wills and other records conccrnimw the Mavericks of Barbados 
ride Register, vol. 67, pp. 365-367. Cf . also the will of Henry Harding, dated 15 Dec. 
1704, in New-York Hist. Soc. Coll., Wills, vol. 1, pp. 443-444. 

t Savage (Geneal. Diet., vol. 3, p. 180) gives a John Maverick of Boston, who by 
wife Jane had John, born 18 Apr. 1653, and Dorothy, born 23 Jan. 1654/5. By a second 
wife, Rebecca, he had another son John, born 28 July 1G62. Perhaps this John who 
had wives Jane and Rebecca was a son of Samuel (5) of Winnissimet and of Noddle's 
Island. On 1 July 1652 a Mr. John Mavericke and William Fryer, mates of the ship 
Eagle of ^London, which was cast away on the northeast side of the Isle of Sable 26 
Mar. 1652, rendered an inventory to the magistrates at Salem, Mass., of goods saved 
from the wreck. (Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massa- 
chusetts, vol. 1, p. 259.) 



4b. 


11. 


47. 


111. 


48. 


iv. 



160 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [April 

born at Norwalk about 1748, died at Fly Creek, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., 16 Dec. 1805, daughter of Zaccheus and Mary; 
and secondly Mrs. Elizabeth Darby, who was born in 1769. 
He settled at Ballston, N. Y., whence he removed to Otsego 
Co., N. Y., between 1790 and 1792. He served in the 
Revolutionary War as a private in the Fifth New York 
Regiment from 21 May 1779 to 1 Jan. 1780, and also as a 
sergeant in a regiment levied in 1781. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Phebe,^ b. abt. 1774; m. Stephen Rockwell of Ballston. N. Y. 

Children: 1. David, b. 6 Aug. 1794; d. 23 Apr. 1873. 2. Samuel, 

b. 17 Sept. 1796; d. 2 Apr. 1881. 3. Phebe, b. 26 Julv 1800; 

d. 19 Apr. 1894; m. (1) Christian C. Finck; m. (2) Oliver 

Ladue. 
John, b. 25 Mar. 1776. 
Simeon, b. 3 Feb. 1779. 
Joel, b. 1782. 

Child by second wife: 

V. Samantha, b. 12 Feb. 1817; d. at Henry, 111., 6 Jan. 1889; m. 

Mallary. Children: 1. John Clinton, b. 8 July 1849; 

d. 10 Dec. 1850. 2. Joseph, b. 11 May 1850; d. 12 May 1850. 
3. Willard J., b. 12 Oct. 1853; m. 28 Feb. 1873 Mary V. Han- 
kinson. 

22. Simeon^ Clinton {Lawrence,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence'^) was born at 
Milford 9 Feb. 1748/9 and was baptized at Woodbridge 
12 Feb. 1748/9. He married at Woodbridge (but he was 
recorded as of Bethlehem), 30 July 1772, Anna Johnson, 
born 8 June 1750, died 1 Jan. 1833, daughter of Samuel and 
Mabel (Perkins). On 6 Dec. 1793 Samuel Clinton of Wood- 
bridge recovered judgment against Simeon Clinton late of 
said Woodbridge, now absconded (Woodbridge Deeds, vol. 3, 
p. 526). Anna (Johnson) Clinton was admitted to the church 
at South Britain, Conn., from Bethlehem, 25 Aug. 1777. 
She returned to Woodbridge and married there secondly, 
23 Feb. 1786, David Ford.* On 2 Feb. 1832 Anna Ford con- 
veyed land to John M. Page of Woodbridge (Woodbridge 
Deeds, vol. 16, p. 369). Administration on the estate of 
Anna Ford was granted* in 1833 to John M. Page of Cam- 
bridge, Washington Co., N. Y. (New Haven Probate Records, 
vol. 42, p. 386.) 
Children : 

i. Anne,^ b. abt. 1773; d. 10 June 1834 (gravestone at Woodbridge); 
m. 22 May 1791 Enoch Newton, Jr., b. abt. 1772, d. 20 Sept. 
1837 (gravestone at Woodbridge). 

ii. Simeon Johnson, b. at Southbury 3 Oct. 1774; removed to 

Cooperstown, N. Y.; m. Van Buren. He claimed 

relationship to the Ballston (N. Y.) branch of the Clintons, 
descended from his grandfather's brother John (9), some of 
whom then lived at Cooperstown. Child: 1. Marie,^ dressmaker, 
d. unm. 
49. iii. Truman, b., probably at Bethlehem, abt. 1776. 

iv. Mary, bapt. at South Britain 25 Oct. 1778; m. at Woodbridge, 
Jan. 1798, John M. Page. 

* She had obtained a divorce from Simeon Clinton. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 161 

23. Rev. Isaac^ Clinton {Lawrence,^ Thomas,'^ Lawrence^) * born 

at Milford 21 Jan. 1759, died at Lowville, N. Y., 18 Mar. 
1840. He married, in 1787, Charity Welles, daughter of 
David of Stratford, a descendant of Gov. Thomas Welles. 
He was graduated at Yale College in 1786, and was ordained 
pastor of the Congregational Church at Southwick, Mass., 
30 Jan. 1788. In 1807 he became minister at Lowville, N. Y., 
and principal of the academy at that place. He was the 
author of a standard ''Treatise on Infant Baptism" and of 
other religious publications. 

Children, baptized at Southwick, Mass. : 

i. David Wells,^ bapt. 23 May 1789; d. 26 Aug. 1803. 

ii. Maria, b. 4 May 1791; bapt. 19 June 1791; d. at Cincinnati, 
Ohio, 5 Sept. 1871; m. at LowviUe, N. Y., 11 July 1811, Ela 
Collins, b. at Meriden, Conn., 14 Feb. 1786, d. at Lowville, 
N. Y., 23 Nov. 1848.t 

iii. George, bapt. 26 Apr. 1795; d. 30 Aug. 1803. 

iv. Caroline, bapt. 24 Sept. 1797; d. 27 Aug. 1803. 

v. James, bapt. 3 Nov. 1799; d. 25 Aug. 1803. 

vi. Sophia, bapt. 16 Nov. 1802; d. 28 Aug. 1803. 

vii. Isaac, bapt. 30 Sept. 1804. 

viii. Samuel Wells, bapt. 30 Nov. 1806. 

24. Thomas^ Clinton (Lawrence,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born about 

1763, resided at Woodbridge, where he died 12 Nov. 1824. 
He married, 16 Feb. 1792, Amy Moss, born at Wallingford 
30 May 1764, died at Woodbridge 9 Jan. 1844, daughter of 
Joseph and Esther (Lewis). For proof of the parentage of 
Thomas Clinton see first footnote on this page. 
Children : 

i. Laurin,5 bapt. 6 Oct. 1793; d. 2 May 1812. 

ii. George, bapt. 4 Jan. 1795; d. at Middletown (whither he had 
removed from Woodbridge) Aug. 1825; m. Sept. 1817 LuA 
Booth, bapt. 7 Apr. 1798, dau. of Walter and Mary (Newton), 
who m. (2) Alvan E. Bevins of Meriden. Child: 1. Henry 
Laurens,^ b. 21 Feb. 1820; bapt. at Woodbridge 30 June 1820; 
d. s.p. 7 June 1899; m. Elizabeth Spencer Clinton, granddaugh- 
ter of Gov. DeWitt Clinton. In his youth he taught school in 
Connecticut, and afterwards went to New York to study law. 
He became one of the most noted lawyers of his day, was one 
of the counsel for the prosecution in the Tweed trial, and was 
prominent in the Vanderbilt will case. 

iii. John, bapt. Mar. 1799; was of Middletown 1825; returned to 
Woodbridge prior to 1830, and was living there 1844. A John 
of Hamden d. 31 Jan. 1861, aged 62 (Beckwith's Almanac). 

iv. Hannah (?), d. at Woodbridge 28 July 1824, aged 23. 

V. Esther, bapt. 2 May 1802; m. Alfred Dorman of Hamden. 

vi. Caroline, b. 1804; m. at Hamden, 28 Sept. 1820, Elihu Mix of 
Hamden. 

* The parentage of Rev. Isaac^ Clinton and his brother Thomas (24) has been 
determined by the following facts: Henry Laurens Clinton (24, ii, 1), grandson of 
Thomas, stated that Rev. Isaac Clinton was his uncle, and that he had visited him at 
Lowville. In an old letter Isaac Clinton stated that his only brother, George's father 
[George was son of Thomas and father of Henry Laurens], died at Woodbridge. The 
only Clinton of Woodbridge who could have been father of Isaac and Thomas was Law- 
rence^ (10), and it is significant that Thomas had a son Laurin and a grandson Henry 
Laurens, both Laurin and Laurens being corruptions of Lawrence. The gap in the 
Woodbridge church records from 1755 to 1772 makes absolute proof impossible. 

t For descendants of Ela and Maria (Clinton) Collins see Addendum at the end of this 
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vii. Sarah, bapt. 12 Jan. 1806; d. at Middletown 18 Mar. 1825. 
viii. Lewis, d. at Woodbridge 4 Mar. 1844, aged abt. 40. 

25. Capt. Anson^ Clinton {Simeon,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born 

about 1764, lived at West Haven, where he died 13 Sept. 
1813 (gravestone). He married, 12 June 1793, Rhoda 
Andrews, born about 1772, died 8 Jan. 1849 (gravestone), 
who married secondly, at Seymour. 16 Nov. 1825, Joseph 
Tuttle. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,^ b. 24 Jan. 1794; m. Beardsley. 

ii. LoviSA, b. 23 Apr. 1797; m. at Orange, 25 Oct. 1S14, Capt. 
ThxVddeus Thomas, bapt. 7 Nov. 1790, d. 28 Aug. 1825. Chil- 
dren: 1. John Henry. 2. Elizabeth Maria. 

50. iii. Simeon, b. 26 July 1709. 

iv. Anson, b. 6 Dec. 1801; d. s.p. 14 Mar. 1849; m. at New Haven, 
18 Dec. 1831, Lucy (Lord) Johnson, widow of Dr. Ebenezer. 

V. Henry, b. 27 Apr. 1804; m. at Cheshire, 23 Dec. 1833, Amanda 
Bristol. They Hved at Orange, and had a son who d. young. 

51. vi. Charles C, b. 9 Mar. 1806. 

vii. Charlotte, b. 22 June 1809; d. at Hyde Park, N. Y., 8 June 1860; 
m. at Derby, 17 Apr. 1829, Rev. Thomas Ellis, b. in Fhntshire, 
Wales, 1 Jan. 1800, emigrated to America 1 Apr. 1824, became 
a Methodist Episcopal preacher, d, at Pine Plains, N. Y., 31 May 
1873. Children: 1. Mary J., m. William S. Eno of German- 
town, Pa. 2. Adam C. 3. Matthew H. The two sons are 
lawyers in New York City. 

26. Jesse^ Clinton (William,^ Joseph,^ Lawrence'), born in 1772, 

died in 1824. He married Thirza Ruggles, who was born 
in 1779 and died in 1871. He removed from Brookfield, 
Conn., to Butternuts, N. Y., in 1806, when the country was 
new and wild, purchasing a farm of 128 acres four miles north 
of Gilbertsville, N. Y. 
Children : 

i. Eli R.,^ b. 21 Sept. 1801; d. 21 July 1872; m. Charlotte Kinne, 
b. 23 Feb. 1807, d. 19 Jan. 1885. He lived at Gilbertsville, N. Y. 
Children: 1. Cornelia,^ b. 23 June 1832; d. at Butternuts, N. Y., 
6 July 1908; m. 27 Jan. 1855 Andrew D. Jackson of Gilbertsville, 
N. Y., b. 9 Oct. 1826. 2. Delia, b. 27 May 1834; d. at Canaan, 
Conn., 28 May 1910; m. 28 Feb. 1854 John H. Wilcox of Morris, 
N. Y., b. 27 May 1832, d. at Canaan 8 Mar. 1911. 3. Helen M., 
b. 5 Mar. 1836; d. at Morris, N. Y., 24 Feb. 1908; m. 9 Nov. 
1853 Olney Braley of Morris, b. 16 Apr. 1826, d. at Morris 
2 Apr. 1913. 4. Lucia Holman, b. 3 Feb. 1838; m. U Oct. 1859 
Erasmus L. Donaldson of Gilbertsville, N. Y., b. 23 Sept. 1831. 
5. Julia M., b. 8 Jan. 1840; ra. 23 Dec. 1867 James Z. Sharts, 
b. 15 June 1841. 6. Eli R., b. 1 Apr. 1842; d. s.p. at Gilberts- 
ville, N. Y., 7 Aug. 1911; a successful teacher, superintendent 
of schools, and postmaster. 7. Thomas /., b. 4 Oct. 1844; d. s.p. 
at Eau Claire, Wis., 3 Mar. 1881. 8. Nancy C, b. 6 Oct. 1847; 
m. 23 Dec. 1867 William Francis Ward, b. 3 Jan. 1844. 9. Hul- 
dah J., h. 8 Jan. 1851; m. 24 Oct. 1871 Charles F. Bushnell, b. 
27 Mar. 1850. 

ii. William Y. 

iii. Cornelia. 

iv. Marcia. 

V. DeWitt. 

vi. HULDAH. 

vii. Isaac Wakefield, b. 20 Mar. 1819; d. 18 Oct. 1894; m. 17 Oct. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 163 

1839 Serena Gregory, who d. 26 Aug. 1887. Children: 1. 
Frederick L.,^ b. 25 Nov. 1842; m. 5 Jan. 1869 Charlotte M. 
Keeler. 2. Lucy A., b. 5 July 1846; d. 10 Jan. 1901; m. 4 Oct. 
1866 Stephen Wilbur, who d. 6 Nov. 1907. 

27. Joseph Benedict^ Clinton {Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Lawrence^), born 

at Norwalk 28 May 1762, died at Andes, N. Y., 8 Jan. 1828. 

He married first, 13 Mar. 1784, Abigail Camp, born 8 Mar. 

1764, died at Andes, N. Y., 4 Mar. 1810; and secondly, in 

1817, at Pawling, N. Y., Margaret — ■ , who married 

secondly James More. He enlisted in the Revolution in 

1779 as a private under Col. Webb, and was a pensioner in 

New York in 1819. Family tradition says that he took his 

grandfather's place in the war. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Sarah Jarvis,^ b. 5 Oct. 1784; d. unra. 20 June 1817. 

ii. Eben, b. 6 Nov. 1786; d. at Norwalk 4 July 1832; ra. Abigail 

3 , who d. 18 Dec. 1827, aged 42. Children: 1. Levi,^ b. 

19 Dec. 1812; d. 12 Nov. 1835. 2. William, d. unm. 
iii. Antoinette, b. 24 Mar. 1803; d. 30 Oct. 1880; m. abt. 1828 

Hiram Lawrence of South Norwalk. 
iv. Abraham Anson, b. 18 June 1804; d. at Andes, N. Y., 29 Dec. 

1841; m. Lucy Lent of Peekskill, N. Y. They had, besides 

children who d. young: 1. Mary,^ d. unm. 2. Elizabeth, m. 

Cotterel; d. in Minnesota. 

52. V. George Nelson, b. 1 Sept. 1806. 

^8. Simeon* Clinton (Joseph,^ Joseph,'^ Lawrence^), born at Nor- 
walk 3 July 1768, died 29 June 1824. He married first, 
10 Nov. 1791, Doris Newberry, born 14 May 1769, died 
31 May 1797; and secondly , 15 Dec. 1797, Katharine 
Taylor, born 6 July 1769. He removed to Patterson, 
Putnam Co., N. Y. 

Children by first wife, born at Patterson, N. Y. : 

i. Levi,^ b. 25 July 1792; an undertaker at Patterson, N. Y.; had 
no surviving issue in 1871. 

53. ii. James Bert, b. 23 Jan. 1795. 

Children by second wife, born at Patterson, N. Y. : 

iii. Henry, b. 27 Aug. 1798. 

iv. LoRENA, b. 11 Mar. 1800; m. Benjamin Baker of Orange Co., 

N. Y. 
V. * Harvey, b. 24 Oct. 1801. 
vi. Sabina, b. 12 July 1804; d. 28 Mar. 1825. 
vii. Salmon, b. 2 Mar. 1807; d. 29 July 1827! 
viii. SoPHRONiA, b. 7 Nov. 1810. 

29. David^ Clinton (Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ Lawrence,^ Lawrence^), 
born at Wallingford 20 June 1790, died there 30 Dec. 1879. 
He married,i29 Dec. 1812, Lucy L. Smith, who died 29 Aug. 
1883. He was a farmer and mechanic, and was noted for his 
inventions. He built a factory at Clinton ville for the manu- 
facture of agricultural implements, thus founding the business 
house of Clinton & Sons. 
Children : 

i. Salina,^ m. John Benjamin Johnson. 
54. ii. Lyman, b. 21 Mar. 1818. 

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iii. Lavinia Lucy, b. 1820; d. 8 Sept. 1849; m. 25 Sept. 1838 Ezra 

MuNSON, b. 1816, d. 18 Dec. 1882. 
iv. EuNETiA O., b. 23 Oct. 1824; d. 20 Sept. 1848; m. 25 Nov. 1846 

Sereno O. Todd, b. 8 Mar. 1819, d. 9 Dec. 1902. 
V. Celia C, b. 23 Feb. 1827; d. 23 May 1872; m. Lyman Bassett, who 

d. 22 Jan. 1901. 
vi. Delia M., b. 15 Sept. 1829; d. 20 July 1855; m. 14 Jan. 1851 

her brother-in-law, Sereno 0. Todd. 

30. Jesse^ Clinton (Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ Lawrence,^ Lavjrence^), 

born at Wallingford 13 May 1805, died there 20 Feb. 1875. 
He married, 16 Nov. 1825, Rosanna Bassett. 
Children, born at Wallingford : 

Merritt Julius,^ b. 23 June 1826. 

George William, of North Haven, b. 12 Oct. 1828; d. 9 May 1911; 
m. 18 May 1856 Frances A. Allen, b. 12 Sept. 1835, dau. of 
Hiram and Nancy (Button). Child: 1. Celia A.J h. 2 Mar. 1861; 
m. 21 Sept. 1887 Wallace H. Mansfield, b. 26 Oct. 1859. 

John Henry, b. 2 Mar. 1832; d. 23 Dec. 1859. 

Isaac Bassett, b. 2 July 1834. 

Edwin Jesse, b. 4 Sept. 1836. 

Elizur Zerah, b. 18 Sept. 1847. 

31. Norman^ Clinton (Henry, ^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), born 

at Ferrisburg, Vt., 29 Dec. 1796, died at Clintonville, Wis., 
22 Sept. 1869. He married, 11 Feb. 1823, Lydia Higby, born 
28(?) Aug. 1800, died 7 June 1875, daughter of William and 
Olive. He lived at Potsdam, N. Y., until 1838, when he 
removed to Waukesha, Wis. In 1853 he joined his son 
Urial P. at Menasha, Wis., and in 1855, with Urial P., he 
purchased 1200 acres of timber land in Waupaca Co., Wis., 
and built the first log house and sawmill in the now thriving 
city of Clintonville. He was a strong AboUtionist and a 
deacon in the Baptist Church. 
Children : * 

59. i. Urial P.,^ b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 14 Jan. 1824. 

ii. William, b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 13 Aug. 1825; d. 1 Oct. 1826. 

iii. Amanda M., b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 3 Jan. 1827; m. (1) 5 Oct. 1845 

Monroe Conover, who d. near Platte River, Nebr., 14 June 1849; 

m. (2) 3 Apr. 1854 Spencer Day of North Bend, Nebr. 
iv. Martha M., b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 20 Dec. 1828; d. at Waukesha, 

Wis., 16 Mar. 1844. 

60. V. Lui^iAN W., b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 5 Aug. 1830. 

vi. Sarah H., b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 9 Feb. 1832; d. 1 Feb. 1833. 

vii. BoARDMAN P., b. at Waukesha, Wis., 25 July 1840; m. 27 Apr. 1865 

Sarah E. Doty; lived at Grand Rapids, Wis. Children: 1. 

Fannie B.,'' m. A. E. Bennett. 2. Sarah. 3. Margaret, m, 

Park of Chicago, 111. 

32. Allen^ Clinton (Henry, '^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), born 

at Ferrisburg, Vt., 17 Aug. 1801, died at Pewaukee, Wis., 
3 Nov. 1863. He married at Potsdam, N. Y., 4 Dec. 1828, 
Adaline Goodnow, born at Rutland, Mass., 26 Dec. 1803, 
died at Pewaukee 16 Oct. 1871, daughter of Asa and Lydia 
(Warren). A carpenter by trade, he removed from Potsdam, 
N. Y., to Joliet, 111., in 1836, having left Sidney, the baby, with 

* Besides the children given in the text, Norman^ Clinton had an adopted child, 
named Elizabeth Nichols. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 165 

a family in Potsdam named Cogswell. The following year 
he went with his brother Edmund D. to Waukesha, Wis., 
prospecting; and that summer, following Indian trails, he 
walked back to Joliet, whence he removed his family to Wau- 
kesha by team. He built the first frame house in the village, 
and in 1838 he and his wife helped to organize the first Con- 
gregational Church in that place and in the State of Wis- 
consin. Shortly afterwards he bought a farm in Pewaukee, 
where he spent the rest of his life. He was a violent Aboli- 
tionist, and one of the ''conductors" of the ''underground 
railroad," by which fugitive slaves were sent to Canada. 
Children: 

i, Amaretta A.,*^ b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 27 Oct. 1829; d. at Waukesha, 
Wis., 24 Nov. 1881; m. Feb. 1863 Albert G. Marshall of 
Waukesha. 

ii. Edward Fisk, b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 30 May 1831; d. unm. at 
Denver, Colo., 28 Apr. 1890. He emigrated to Colorado in 1859, 
driving an ox team, and located the Gunnell gold mine at Central 
City, Colo., in which he retained a part ownership and which he 
successfully operated until his death. 

iii. Richmond L., b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 4 Jan. 1833; d. at Northfield, 
Minn., 16 May 1863; m. 19 Mar. 1862 his second cousin, Eliza- 
beth Root, b. 12 Dec. 1841, dau. of John L. and Maria (Clinton). 
Child: 1. Addie Leigh,'' b. Apr. 1863; living at Minneapolis, Minn. 

iv. Sidney Cogswell, b. at Potsdam, N. Y., 10 Sept. 1834; d. at Hot 
Springs, Ark., 25 Dec. 1892; m. at La Crosse, Wis., 24 Dec. 1857, 
Cora M. Kellogg. He was brought up by a Cogswell family in 
Potsdam, and first visited his parents in 1854. He engaged in mer- 
cantile pursuits at La Crosse, Wis., emigrated to Colorado in 1859 
with his brother Edward F., and lived at Denver. Children: 1. 
Carrie May,'' b. 14 Apr. 1859. 2. Charles M., b. 24 Nov. 1861; m. 
28 Nov. 1889 Belle Osgood; cashier of the German National Bank at 
Denver. 3. Minnie E., b. 9 May 1863; m. 26 Dec. 1887 Frank E. 
Minty, who d. 28 Feb. 1888. 4. Jessie Fremont, b. 4 Nov. 1865. 
5. Myra A., b. 23 Feb. 1867; d. 22 Feb. 1891; m. 6 Sept. 1888 
Fred G. Higgins. 6. Herbert Sidney, b. 7 Mar. 1871; d. 2 Mar. 
1872. 7. Gertrude Cora, b. 27 Oct. 1872. 8. Ruth Edward, b. 

13 Sept. 1879. 

V. Orson Pearce, b. at Pewaukee, Wis., 5 June 1840; m. 30 Mar. 1866 
Anna E. Douglas of Rushford, Wis., b. 11 June 1837. He served 
in the Civil War for nearly three years, taking part in the capture 
of Jefferson Davis in 1865 at Irwinville, Ga. He resides at Pe- 
waukee. Children: 1. Mabel M.,'' b. 20 Dec. 1868; m. 1 Jan. 
1894 Richard P. Breese. 2. Abbie L., b. 30 Sept. 1870. 

vi. Hastings B., b. at Pewaukee, Wis., 4 July 1844; d. at Cresco, Iowa, 

14 Aug. 1870. He served for three years in the Civil War. 

33. Edmund D.^ Clinton {Henry ^^ Henry ^^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), 
born at Ferrisburg, Vt., 19 Apr. 180-1, died at Brodhead, Wis., 
5 May 1885. He married first, at Canton, N. Y., 18 Jan. 
1827, Amanda Conkey, born 13 Sept. 1805, died 8 Mar. 1874; 
and secondly, about 1879, Mrs. Harriet (Smith) Adams. 
He learned the blacksmith's trade in Potsdam, N. Y.; and 
removed in 1832 to Shalersville, Portage Co., Ohio, and in 
1836 to Milwaukee, Wis. The following year he settled in 
Waukesha, Wis., where he worked at his trade until 1850, 
when he became one of the directors of the Milwaukee and 
Waukesha Railroad, the first railroad in the State, For 



166 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [April 

several years thereafter he was in the employ of the leading 
railroads of the State, making hundreds of public speeches 
and arousing enthusiasm for railroads. In 1856 he purchased, 
with others, the tract of land on which the village of Brod- 
head now stands, and removed thither with his family. 
Children by first wife:* 

i. Henry P.,^ b. at Canton, N, Y., 4 Oct. 1827; d. at Brodhead, Wis., 
25 Feb. 1863; m. 11 Sept. 1851 Eleanor H. Sexton, b. 28 Sept. 
1828. He served in the Civil War as second lieutenant and quar- 
termaster. Children: 1. Henry,'' b. 29 Aug. 1852; d. 11 July 1875. 
2. Ella J., b. 22 Mar. 1854; m. 20 Sept. 1881 Charles A. Carter of 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

ii. Albert T., b. at Canton, N. Y., 25 June 1830; m. 19 Jan. 1853 
Sarah Watson; living s.p. at La Crosse, Wis. 

iii. Edson C, b. at Canton, N. Y., 31 July 1832; d. at Brodhead, Wis., 
2 Feb. 1871; m. 26 Mar. 1854 Seraph Goodel, b. at Sudbury, Vt., 
10 Dec. 1834. Children: 1. Edson Wihnot,'' b. 17 Apr. 1857; m. 
Libbie Mitchell. 2. Seraph Amanda, b. 22 Aug. 1859; m. Arthur 
Pierce. 3. Franklin T., b. 9 Mar. 1864; m. — Butcher. 

iv. Charles W., a lieutenant in the Civil War, b. at Shalersville, Ohio, 
28 Apr. 1835; d. at Murfreesboro, Tenn., 29 Mar. 1864; m. at 
Monroe, Wis., 26 Nov. 1859, Harriet Rittenhouse, who m. (2) 
O. B. Powers of Suisun, Cal. Children: 1. Sarah M.,'' b. 16 Jan. 
1861; m. 18 Aug. 1886 M. C. Copeland of Kingman, Ariz. 2. 
Charles W., of Kingman, Ariz., b. 17 Feb. 1864. 

V. George Orson, b. at Waukesha, W^is., 21 Aug. 1839; m. at Albany, 
Wis., 6 Nov. 1860, Charlotte Campbell, dau. of James. He 
served in the Civil War as lieutenant and captain, and was captured 
and imprisoned in Charleston, S. C. Since the War he has occu- 
pied prominent positions on different railroads, and now resides 
at Joliet, 111. Children: 1. Charles A.,'' h. 4 Aug. 1861; m. Mary 
Ann Alice Besaw of Boston; lives near Emmetsburg, Iowa. 2. 
Edith L., b. 17 Sept. 1867. 3. James C, b. 25 June 1871. 

vi. Edmund D., b. at Waukesha, Wis., 26 Sept. 1846; d. at Brodhead, 
Wis., 2 July 1877; m. at Prairie du Chien, Wis., 4 Oct. 1867, 
Ella B. Douglas. Children: 1. Fred S.,'' b. 14 Aug. 1868. 2. Jo- 
sephine M., b. 12 Jan. 1870. 

vii. DeWitt C, b. at Waukesha, Wis., 25 Dec. 1848; m. Jane Gillis; 
living s.p. at Minneapolis, Minn. 

34. Charles Hawley^ Clinton (Henry, "^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Law- 
rence^), born at Ferrisburg, Vt., 27 Apr. 1806, died at Mexico, 
N. Y., 25 Dec. 1885. He married first, at Potsdam, N. Y., 
25 Jan. 1827, Sally Hill, who died 4 Dec. 1875; and secondly, 
at Mexico, N. Y., 9 Dec. 1875, Hester Tuller. He was a 
farmer, and a deacon in the Baptist Church at Potsdam, N. Y. 
About 1870 he removed to Mexico, N. Y. 
•Children by first wife: "* 

i. Maria Louisa,^ b. 17 Nov. 1833; m. 9 Jan. 1855 Lucius Lane; 
resided at Ripon, Wis., and Charles City, Iowa. Their dau.> 
Carrie, b. at Ripon, Wis., m. (1) 1884 Leo Chapman (d. 1836) and 
(2) 1890 George William Catt (d. 1905), and is president of the 
International Woman Suffrage Alliance. 

ii. Moses Hill, b. 28 Aug. 1835; d. at Sea Cliff, N. Y., 14 July 1885; 
m. 15 Sept. 1857 Armina Horsford. He kept a hotel at Sea 
Cliff. Child: 1. Helen Maria,' b. 19 Aug. 1859; m. Willard Jones 
of Stockbridge, Mass. 

* Besides the children given in the text, Edmund D.^ Clinton had an adopted child, 
named Elizabeth. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 167 

35. Rev. Orson P.^ Clinton (Henry, ^ Henry, ^ ? Shubael,^ Lawrence^), 

born at Ferrisburg, Vt., 22 Nov. 1808, died at Menasha, Wis., 
17 June 1890. He married at Jay, N. Y., 6 Jan. 1836, Caro- 
line C. Finch, who died at Ottawa, 111., 18 Feb. 1895. He 
was ordained as a Congregational clergyman in 1835, and 
served the church in Lewis, Essex Co., N. Y., for seven years. 
In 1842 he settled in Wisconsin and in 1845 was commissioned 
by the American Home Missionary Society as an itinerant 
missionary for northern Wisconsin. He made his home at 
Winnebago Rapids, now Neenah, and shared in the organiza- 
tion of churches at Neenah, Menasha, and elsewhere. He 
served in the War for three years as chaplain of the Twenty- 
First Wisconsin Regiment. After a ministry of fifty years he 
resigned his charge as home missionary, but in his eighty-first 
year supplied for eight months the pulpit of the Congrega- 
tional Church at Menasha. 
Children :* 

i. Catherine A.,^ b. at Lewis, N. Y., 9 Jan. 1840; m. 19 Dec. 1861 

Albert B. Bradish, a lumber dealer at Ottawa, 111., who served 

as a captain in the Civil War. 
ii. George E., b. at Lake Mills, Wis., 31 July 1844; d. at Waukesha, 

Wis., 9 Oct. 1845. 
iii. Alric Duane, b. at Neenah, Wis., 4 Oct. 1846; m. 15 Oct. 1868 

Harriet A. Fessenden; has resided at Menasha, Wis., and 

Chicago, 111. Children: 1. James A.,"^ b. 23 June 1871. 2. 

Richard H., b. 12 Sept. 1875. 
iv. Lucius A., b. at Menasha, Wis., 25 Aug. 1850; m. 10 Nov. 1869 

Marion E. Brown, b. at Clayton, Wis., 10 Dec. 1850. He is 

secretary of the Marinette Barge Line Co., and lives in Chicago, 

111. Children: 1. Alice I.,'' b. 25 Aug. 1872; d. 24 Dec. 1878. 2. 

Bernice C, b. 27 Mar. 1881. 
V, Ella U., b. at Menasha, Wis., 7 Apr. 1853; d. 25 Aug. 1854. 
vi. Eva Irene (twin), b. at Menasha, Wis., 11 Sept. 1855; d. there 28 

Mar. 1890; m. 31 Oct. 1883 Willett M. Elliott. 
vii. Emma U. (twin), b. at Menasha, Wis., 11 Sept. 1855; d. 22 Nov. 

1856. 
viii. John W., of Appleton, Wis., b. at Menasha, Wis., 19 Jan. 1858; m. 

28 Oct. 1886 Elizabeth Merritt. Children: 1. Carrie Ella,'' b. 

1 Nov. 1887. 2. Olive Alberta, b. June 1890. 

36. Truman^ Clinton (Sheldo7i,^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), 

born 15 May 1797, died at Lottsville, Pa., 20 May 1839. He 
married, in 1820, Sarah Brown, born 28 May 1805. He 
served in the War of 1812. 
Children : 

1. Charlotte,*^ b. 1821; d. young. 

ii. Jane, b. Mar. 1823. 

iii. Chauncey, b. in Genesee Co., N. Y., 2 Sept. 1825; m. (1) May 1848 
Mary W. Ostrom, b. 25 Mar. 1825; m. (2) 21 Jan. 1858 Harriet 
Ann Huller, b. 20 July 1837. He resided at WaUingford, 111. 
Children, the last two at least by second wife: 1. Lydia,'' d. June 
1859. 2. Ellen, d. 1863. 3. Jane, d. 5 Jan. 1881. 4. Ella May, 
b. 14 Aug. 1862. 5. Milo Edgar, b. 10 May 1866. 

iv. Lydia. 

v. Delilah, m. Joseph Waters of IlUnois. 

* Besides the children given in the text, Rev. Orson P.^ Clinton had an adopted 
child, Harriet M., born at Elizabethtown, N. Y., 1 Aug. 1836, who was married 11 Apr. 
1856 to W. D. Meeker of Monroe, Wis., and Chicago, III. 



168 ' The Clinton Family of ConnecticiU [April 

vi. Phedora, m. Murray. 

vii. Eleanor, b. 14 Feb. 18 — . 

viii. Arthur, b. 11 Apr. 1837; m. 4 July 1856 Harriet A. Brookins; 
living at Goodland, Newton Co., Ind. 

37. Harmon^ Clinton {Sheldon,^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,'^ Lawrence^) ^ 

born at Barkhamsted 12 July 1802, died at Addison, N. Y., 
19 Feb. 1868. He married first, in 1828, Clarissa Johnson, 
who died 26 June 1848; and secondly, 18 Feb. 1849, Sarah A. 
Buck. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Charles,^ b. at Smithfield, Pa.; lived at Cornell, Livingston Co., 

111.; had issue, 
ii. George, b. at Smithfield, Pa.; d. voung. 
iii. Sheldon D., b. 12 July 1833; d. at Addison, N. Y., 16 Dec. 1889; 

m. 18 Dec. 1858 Amanda W. Smith. Children: 1. James DeWitt,'' 

b. 31 Aug. 1859. 2. Clara M., b. 8 Oct. 1861; m. 30 June 1880 

Isaac Magoon. 3. Frederick D., b. 17 Mar. 1864; d. 17 Aug. 

1865. 4. Ida, Belle, b. 29 Jan. 1867; m. Aug. 1884 Wilham B. 

Clark. 5. Nettie A., b. 21 Feb. 1869; m. 3 Mar. 1889 Albert E. 

Russ. 6. Frederick J., b. 18 July 1871. 7. Theresa A., b. 2 Nov. 

1874. 8. Sheldon H. ,b. 21 Msiy 187 Q. 9. Francis L.,h AQ Oct. 1879. 
iv. Antoinette, d. young. 
V. Harmon, b. at Addison, N. Y,, abt. 1836; m. 1874 Margaret 

Crany; living at Jersey Mills, Lycoming Co., Pa.; has issue, 
vi. Sarah Melissa, b. at Addison, N. Y., 19 July 1840; m. 2 Dec. 1855 

Enos Tolles of Pittston, Pa. 
vii. Emily C, b. 15 Sept. 1844; m. 21 Jan. 1859 N. V. Manley of Davis, 

W. Va. 
viii. Lyman, 

38. Henry DeWitt^ Clinton (Sheldon,^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Law- 

rence^), born in Chenango Co., N. Y., 29 May 1812, died at 
Beechwood, Pa., 16 Feb. 1874. He married at Addison,' 
N. Y., 25 Feb. 1832, Polly Maria Graves, born in Steuben 
Co., N. Y., 8 Mar. 1815. 
Children : 

i. George W.," b. at Addison, N. Y., 4 Apr. 1833; d. unm. at Brock- 
port, Pa., 3 Jan. 1892. 

ii. Joseph, b. at Wellsville, N. Y., 1 Apr. 1835; m. 26 Apr. 1853 Me- 
lissa Goodar; served in the Civil War in the Sixty-Second Penn- 
sylvania Infantry; Uving at Brockwayville, Pa. Child: 1. George 
Henry,'^ b. 18 Sept. 1857; m. 15 Sept. 1879 Kate McCulIough; 
Uving at Dubois, Pa. 

iii. Eliza, b. in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 4 July 1840; m. Daniel Trude 
of Dubois, Pa. 

iv. Sarah C, b. in Potter Co., Pa., 28 Feb. 1842; d. at Benezett, Pa., 
13 Sept. 1863; m. Charles Derring. 

V. Charles Huston, b. at Benezett, Pa., 2 Mar. 1844; m. Annie 
Miller; served in the Civil War in the One Hundred and Fifth 
Pennsylvania Regiment; Uving at Dubois, Pa. Children: 1. Albert 
J.,7 b. 31 Mar. 1870. 2. George R., b. 13 Apr. 1872. 3. Bertha M., 
h. 19 May 1875; m. 21 July 1891 Harrv Moreland. 4. Claude D,, 
b. 24 Jan. 1885. 5. Doit J., b. 8 Sept. 1888. 6. Arsletta, b. 1 1 May 
1890. 7. Clarence, h. 4 Mar. 1893. 

vi. William Rothrock, b. at Caledonia, Elk Co., Pa., 31 Aug. 1846; 
m. 11 Nov. 1867 Rosena Watson, b. 12 Oct. 1851; served in the 
Civil W^ar in the Fifty-Seventh Pennsylvania Regiment; Uving at 
Dubois, Pa. Children: 1. Jeremiah E.,"^ b. 30 Sept. 1869; m. 
Nettie ShoH; had children, Caddie E.,8 b. 11 Oct. 1888, and Wil- 
Uam H., b. 8 Sept. 1892. 2. Mary E., b. 17 Nov. 1870; m, 20 Sept. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 169 

1885 Henry Dolby. 3. Marion Hartford^ b. 23 Mar. 1873. 4. 

Ethel, b. 28 Max. 1881. 
vii. Jeremiah, b. at Caledonia, Elk Co., Pa., 1 Nov. 1848; m. Jane Long; 

living at Brockport, Pa. Children: 1. Harvey,'' b. 10 Sept. 1880. 

2. Mabel, b. 3 July 1883. 3. Sherman, b. 10 Oct. 1887. 4. Leroy, 

b. 30 Sept. 1890. 
viii. Ulalia Adelaide, b. in Clearjfield Co., Pa., 22 July 1851; d. at 

Hortons, Pa., 29 Dec. 1887; m. William Barron. 
ix. Henry Amandus, b. in Elk Co., Pa., 2 Apr. 1853; m. 1878 Philena 

, b. 8 Apr. 1860; living at Covington, N. Y. Children: 

1. Vernetta,'' b. 17 Jan. 1879. 2. Jeremiah, b. 10 Aug. 1880. 3. 

Reneldo, b. 27 Jan. 1882. 4. Annie, b. 9 Aug. 1884. 5. Daymond, 

b. 19 Jan. 1886. 6. Joseph, b.. 13 Nov. 1888. 7. Fairyfee, b. 

20 Sept. 1889. 8. Emerson, b. 30 May 1891. 9. Cecil, b. 27 Dec. 

1892. 

39. Lyman^ Clinton (Lyman,^ Henry, ^ ? Shubael,^ Lawrence^), born 
at Barkhamsted 7 May 1798, died at Newark Valley, Tioga 
Co., N. Y., 4 July 1873. He married at Sharon, 1 Nov. 1821, 
Miranda Stone, born at New Milford 29 Dec. 1801, daughter 
of Wells of Sharon. In 1831 he removed to Newark Valley, 
N. Y. 
Children: 

61. i. Royal Wells,^ b. at Colebrook 1 Mar. 1823. 

ii. Elizabeth A., b. at Colebrook 10 Apr. 1824; m. 26 May 1847 her first 
cousin, Henry W. Clinton (40, ii), q.v. 

iii. Annis M., b. at Colebrook 6 Apr. 1825; d. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 
18 Apr. 1885; m. 18 Sept. 1850 James Ayres. 

iv. GuLiAN S., b. at Colebrook 6 May 1826; m. 30 Sept. 1851 Mary A. 
Strong. Children: 1. Gilbert E.,'' b. 3 June 1853; d. 12 June 
1854. 2. Alia E., b. 1 Feb. 1859; m. 10 Mar. 1875 Samuel P. 
More. 

V. Stephen P., b. at Colebrook 7 Nov. 1827; d. at Newark Valley, 
N. Y., 3 Jan. 1881; ra. in Tioga Co., N. Y., 11 Apr. 1854, Emma 
Haight, who d. at Binghamton, N. Y., June 1893. Children: 1. 
Alice E.,'' b. 10 Nov. 1855. 2. George Lyman, b. 17 Sept. 1857; 
living at Binghamton. 

vi. Corinda, b. at Colebrook 8 Feb. 1830; d. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 
1833. 

vii. Lucy C, b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 27 Aug. 1831; m. 1852 Myron 
Haford. 

viii. Oliver P., b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 11 June 1833; m. 18 Nov. 
1853 Lydia a. Whiting, who d. 13 July 1893; living at Stoddard, 
Wis. Children: 1. DeWitt,'' b. 16 Oct. 1854; living at New Rich- 
mond, Wis. 2. Eudora A., b. 30 Aug. 1856; m. 3 Dec. 1874 
Charles H. Ferris of Haigler, Nebr. 3. Jennie V., b. 24 Apr. 1858; 
m. 23 July 1876 S. J. Corey of Omaha, Nebr. 4. Ada L., b. 11 Dec. 
1860; m. 3 July 1878 W. D. Wickham of Eau Claire, Wis. 5. 
Ava B., b. 22 Jan. 1863; m. 13 Oct. 1881 Frank Tubbs of Independ- 
ence, Wis. 

ix. Amaryllis, b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 23 Feb. 1837; m. 31 Oct. 
1883 Edgar Boice. 

X. Gilbert S., b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 11 Jan. 1840; d. 20 Apr. 
1853. 

xi. Edwin V., b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 9 May 1841; m. 1861 Ellen 
Plaisted. Children: 1. Elmer H.,^ b. 20 Jan. 1862; m. 2 Nov. 
1887 Lizzie A. Hooker; living at Binghamton, N. Y.; had child, 
Howard J.,8 b. 21 July 1888. 2. Lillie M., b. 14 Jan. 1867; m. 12 
Jan. 1887 Edwin Barber. 3. Leroy E., b. 10 Jan. 1875. 4. Ruth 
May, b. 5 Jan. 1880. 5. Florence B., b. 5 May 1885. 

xii. Elvira M., b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 11 Oct. 1842; d. there 7 Aug. 
1871; m. 1862 Henry Porter Moore. 



170 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [April 

40. Samuel^ Clinton {Lyman,^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^) , 

farmer, born at Barkhamsted 2 Nov. 1800, died at Ithaca, 
N. Y., 6 Dec. 1858. He married, in Oct. 1822, Rachel Ann 
Knapp, born 25 Dec. 1805, died in 1889, daughter of WilUam 
of Canaan. He removed to Avon, N. Y., in 1824, to Niagara 
Falls, N. Y., in 1826, to Newark Valley, N. Y., in 1830, to 
Candor, N. Y., about 1840, and to Ithaca in 1845. 
Children: 

i. Elmin-a L.,« b. at Canaan 3 Sept. 1823; m. at Ithaca, N. Y., 21 June 

1846, George H. Beers; living at Horicon, Wis. 
ii. Henry W., b. at Avon, N. Y., 2 Feb. 1825; m. 26 May 1847 his first 

cousin, Elizabeth A. Clinton (39, ii), q.v.; living at Newark 

Valley, N. Y. Child: 1. Eloise,'' b. 24 May 1850; living unm. 
iii. Miles L., b. at Niagara Falls, N. Y., 25 Sept. 1827; m. 23 Feb. 1875 

Sarah Clock, b. 1833, d. 1890; Hving at Ithaca, N. Y. Adopted 

child: Belle, b. Apr. 1869. 
iv. Myron C, b. at Niagara Falls, N. Y, 9 Oct. 1829; m. 22 Feb. 1858 

Betsey Vosburg; Uving at Ithaca, N. Y. Child: 1. Estelle,"^ b. 

26 Dec. 1859. 
V. Frances M., b. at Newark VaUey, N. Y., 16 Mar. 1832; m. 30 Oct. 

1867 Merrick Olmsted of Missouri Valley, Iowa. 
vi. Charles M., b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 26 Jan. 1834; m. 24 Dec. 

1863 Ada Rolfe; living at Ithaca, N. Y. Child: 1. Frederick,'^ 

b. 1 Apr. 1866; d. 12 Feb. 1872. 
vii. Eliza Jane, b. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 14 Feb. 1837; m. 18 Oct. 

1865 Henry M. Bristol of Castle Creek, N. Y. 
viii. Emma A., b. at Candor, N. Y., 28 June 1844; d. 24 Sept. 1872; m. 

4 Jan. 1865 B. F. Chesebro. 

41. Sheldon^ Clinton {Lyman* Henry, ^ ? Shubael,^ Lawrence^), born 

at Colebrook 20 Oct. 1807, died at Newberry, Lycoming Co., 

Pa., 22 May 1874.. He married at Apalachin, N. Y., 4 July 

1841, Eleanor Ogden, who died at Newberry 31 Mar. 1886. 

Child: 

i. Franklin,^ b. 5 July 1844; m. 12 Sept. 1865 Susan Wilsey, who m. 
(2) S. B. Glover; hving at Apalachin, N. Y, Children: 1. Ella 
Louise,"^ b. 20 Sept. 1866; living at Newberry, Pa. 2. Flora L., b. 
19 Jan. 1871; living at South Owego, N. Y. 3. Oscar S., b. 6 June 
1875; d. 1 Sept. 1888. 

42. George^ Clinton (Lyman,* Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), car- 

penter, born at Colebrook 14 July 1809, died at Newark Valley, 
N. Y., 17 Apr. 1853. He married at Binghamton, N. Y., 
30 Oct. 1839, Lydia Brooks, born at Plymouth, N. Y., 9 May 
1815, died 18 Mar. 1890, daughter of Pelatiah, a noted physi- 
cian. 

Children: 

i. Morris DeWitt,^ b. 6 Oct. 1840; m. (1) 1 June 1870 Maggie 
Stevens, b. 1 June 1850, d. 19 Feb. 1878; m. (2) 16 July 1879 
Anna Bishop, b. 16 July 1852; living at Newark Valley, N. Y. 
Children by second wife: 1. Grace,'' b. 12 Aug. 1880. 2. Lyman D., 
b. 9 Mar. 1884. 

ii. Sarah, b. 2 Aug. 1842; d. at Binghamton, N. Y., 19 Sept. 1896; m. 
11 Mar. 1866 Samuel Van Nor. 

iii. Carrie A., b. 27 July 1846; m. 29 May 1887 Dr. H. H. Barton of 
Plains, Luzerne Co., Pa. 

43. Eli^ Clinton (Lyman* Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ Lawrence^), born at 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, 171 

« 

Colebrook 25 June 1811, died at Hobart, Ind., 1 Aug. 1892. 
He married first, at Galesburg, Mich., 22 May 1838, Deborah 
W. ToBEY, born at Butternuts, N. Y., 12 Jan. 1818, died at 
Battle Creek, Mich., 1 Sept. 1846; and secondly, at Climax, 
Mich., 4 Aug. 1853, Catherine L. Tobey, born at Butternuts 
23 July 1828. He worked at Newark Valley, N. Y., as car- 
penter and school-teacher until 1835, when he removed to 
Galesburg, Mich. In 1846 he joined the Fourierites, and lost 
part of his property. After his second marriage he lived on a 
farm near Battle Creek, Mich.^ until 1865, when he traded 
farms with his brother-in-law Tobey of Hobart, Ind. 
Children by first wife: 

i. EzRA,6 b. at Comstock, Mich., 10 Feb. 1839; d. at CUmax, Mich., 

23 Aug. 1859. 
ii. Lucy M., b. at Galesburg, Mich., 10 Apr. 1840; d. at Pontiac, 111., 

31 Mar. 1877; m. 2 July 1859 Eugene Durkee. 
iii. LuciNDA, b. at Comstock, Mich., 17 Aug. 1841; d. 31 Mar. 1882; 

m. at Naperville, 111., 30 Jan. 1866, Elbridge Andrus. 
iv. Mary E., b. at Charleston, Mich., 19 Mar. 1843; m. (1) 28 Sept. 

1867 William Dennis; m. (2) 10 Sept. 1872 George C. Bass. 
V. Henry L., b. at Comstock, Mich., 23 Feb. 1845; d. at Battle Creek, 

Mich., 17 Aug. 1846. ' 

Children by second wife: 

vi. Francis W., of East Chicago, 111., b. at Battle Creek, Mich., 9 May 
1855; m. at Crown Point, Ind., 13 Sept. 1873, Elizabeth A. 
HuTTON. Children: 1. George DeWitt,'^ b. at Ross, Ind., 27 Sept. 
1874. 2. William W., b. at Crown Point 16 Feb. 1876. 3. Alice 
M., b. at Crown Point 29 June 1878. 4. Earl F., b. at South 
Chicago, 111., 6 Sept. 1882. 5. Royal E., h. at Ainsworth, Ind., 
8 July 1885. 6. Grace, b. at Ainsworth 7 Feb. 1888. 

vii. Stephen DeWitt, farmer, b. at Charleston, Mich., 3 Nov. 1857; 
hving unm. at Hobart, Ind. 

viii. George W., b. at Charleston, Mich., 13 Aug. 1861; d. there 5 Aug. 
1864. 

ix. Emma Rose, b. at Ross, Ind., 10 Dec. 1868; m. 10 Dec. 1891 John 
Thompson. 

[To be concludedl 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon, Henry Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

[Continued from page 82] 

[Names of Members, Continued] 

[32] 
Christopher Coleman. 
Sarah Coleman (liis wife). 
Children [b. Bristol). 
Sarah Coleman, b. 16, 7 mo., 1794. 

Prudence Coleman, '^ 2, 3 mo., 1796. 

Mary Coleman, " 19, 1 mo., 1798. Married John Pink- 

ham, 



172 Friends^ Records at Vassalboroughy Me. * [April 

Thomas Coleman, " 13, 8 mo., 1799. 

Hugh Coleman, " 14, 5 mo., 1801. 

Ezekiel Coleman, " 11, 1 mo., 1803. 

Miriam Coleman, " 4, 1 mo., 1805. Died 29, 1 mo., 1805. 

Christopher Coleman, " 1, 3 mo., 1806. 

William Coleman, '' 24, 12 mo., 1807. 

John Coleman, *' 30, 11 mo., 1809. Died 25, 1 mo., 1810. 

Caroline Coleman, " 22, 7 mo., 1811. 

Elizabeth Coleman, " 25, 4 mo., 1816. Married Geo. Fm-bur, 

Charles Coleman, " 10, 7 mo., 1818. Died 29, 8 mo., 1822. 

Jane Ann Coleman, " 15, 10 mo., 1821. 

James Meader. 
Content Meader (his wife). 
Children [b. Harlem *]. 



Mary Meader, 
Lydia Meader, 


b. 9, 4 mo., 1803. 
" 10, 6 mo., 1804. 




[33] 


Jane Meader, 


" 15, 5 mo., 1806. 


Job Winslow Meader, 


" 11, 9 mo., 1808. 


Jonathan Meader, 


" 12, 9 mo., 1808. 


Hannah Hussey Meader, ** 27, 8 mo.', 1810. 


Ruth Gardner, 


Died 4, 1 mo., 1819. 


Lemuel Dilhngham, 


" 1, 3 mo., 1817. 


Hannah Clark, 


" 5, 8 mo., 1816. 


Reuben Fairfield, 


" 20, 11 mo., 1815. 


Isaac Lincoln, 


" 20, 3 mo., 1804. 


Miriam Lincoln (his vvife), 


" 22, 3 mo., 1810. 


Cornelius Rhodes, 


" 2, 5 mo., 1804. 


Moses Dow, b. 5, 4 mo., 1773. 




Abigail Dow (his wife), b. 13, 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
William Cobb Dow, b. 
Franklin Dow, " 


7 mo., 1781. 

4, 10 mo., 1803. 
23, 9 mo., 1805. 


Phebe Cobb Dow, '' 
Martin Dow, " 


27, 11 mo., 1807. 
10, 4 mo., 1810. 


Mary Ann Dow, " 


21, 12 mo., 1812. Marrie 



a member. 

Pelatiah Varney, died 24, 1 mo., 1853. 
Sarah Varney (his wife). 
Children. 

[34] 

Ezekiel Hoyt Varney, b. Vassalboro, 6, 1 mo,, 1803. 
Dorcas Hobby Varney, " " 9, 6 mo., 1805. Married 

Robert Whitten. 
Remington Varney, " Winslow, 21, 6 mo., 1808. Married 

Avis Cotton. 
Anstrus Hobby Varney, " " 21, 6 mo., 1808. Married 

Albert Cotton. 
Eunice Cartland Varney, " " 1, 12 mo., 1810. Married 



John Cartland, died 24, 1 mo., 1854. 
Tabitha Cartland (his wife). 

* Now China. 



Carleton Hoyt not a member. 



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173 



Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Joseph Cartland, 
EHjah Cartland, 



b. 



9, 8 mo., 1805. 

20, 9 mo., 1807. Married Sarah Part- 
ridge. 
1, 3 mo., 1810. 

1, 2 mo., 1813. Married Levi Varney. 
14, 7 mo., 1816. Died 10, 11 mo., 1833. 
5, 6 mo., 1822. Married Silas Cart- 
land. 

Nymphas Tobey, Died 25, 1 mo., 1853. 
Anne Tobey (his wife). 



Nathan Cartland, 
Sarah Cartland, 
Phebe Cartland, 
Lydia Ann Cartland, 



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Children [b. Vassalboro]. 



Samuel Tobey, b. 

John Tobey, " 
Mary Tobey, " 
Ehzabeth Tobey, " 
Francis Barnard Tobey, " 


11, 9 mo., 1803. 

28, 2 mo., 1805. 

3, 3 mo., 1807. 
31, 3 mo., 1809. 

5, 7 mo., 1812. 


Died, Vassalboro, 
1879. 


Anna Tobey, b. 
Edward Tobey, " 
Eunice Tobey, " 


[35] 

24, 11 mo., 1815. 
18, 3 mo., 1817. 
18, 6 mo., 1819. 


Died 31, 12 mo., 
1849. 



Paul Dow. Died 7, 6 mo., 1816. 
Lydia Dow (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Eliza Dow, b. 



Cynthia Dow, 
Mary Dow, 

James Neal Dow, 
Lydia Neal Dow, 



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6, 8 mo., 1803. Died, China, 12 mo., 

1893. 
20, 3 mo., 1805. Married Asa Morrill. 
22, 7 mo., 1808. " Peter M. 

Stackpole. 
2, 12 mo., 1812. Died 12, 6 mo., 1813. 
13, 6 mo., 1813. " 21, 11 mo., 1815. 



Ebenezer Pope, born 29, 1 mo., 1780. Died 10, 10 mo., 1834. 
Sarah Chase Pope, born 13, 10 mo., 1785. Died 15, 3 mo., 1832. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 



Hezekiah Pope, 
James Pope, 

Bethiah Pope, 

Hepzibeth Pope, 
Phebe Pope, 

Esther Bartlett Pope, 

Ehjah Pope, 



David Robinson. 

Sarah Robinson (his wife), died 15, 11 mo., 1817. 



b. 7, 6 mo., 1806. Married Rebecca 
Wmg, Died 20, 1 mo., 1889. 

17, 5 mo., 1808. Married Phebe Wing, 
2d, Content Hamlin. Died Vassalboro, 
3, 12 mo., 1898. 

23, 7 mo., 1810. Married Benjamin 
W. Goddard. Died Vassalboro, 15, 6 
mo., 1857. 

26, 9 mo., 1813. Married Jacob Ta- 
ber. Died 6, 4 mo., 1836. 

22, 9 mo., 1815. Married Jeremiah 
Jones. Cert, to China Mo. Meeting, 20, 
12 mo., 1843. 

15, 4 mo., 1819. Married George 
Taber. Died in Chestnut Hill, Mass., 

29, 5 mo., 1894. 

24, 3 mo., 1825. 

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[April 



Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Fanny Robinson, b. 14, 8 mo., 1806. Married Joseph H. Cole. 

Eunice Robinson, '' 30, 6 mo., 1809. Died 4, 11 mo., 1824. 

Mary Robinson, " 9, 6 mo., 1811. " 21, 11 mo., 1812. 

David Robinson, Jr., '' 11, 5 mo., 1817. " 15, 6 mo., 1821. 
Hannah Robinson, 2d wife of David Robinson, died 7, 6 mo., 1821. 
Mary C. Robinson, 3d wife of David Robinson, died 25, 5 mo., 1857. 

Sarah (Sally) Hobby wife of Gideon (see page 5). Died 20, 11 mo., 1866. 
Children of Gideon [and] Sarah Hobby [b. Vassalboro]. 
Cynthia Hobby, b. 26, 7 mo., 1804. 

Nabby Toby Hobby, " 20, 7 mo., 1806. 

William Gardner Hobby, '' 7, 11 mo., 1807. 
Samuel Hobby, " 4, 11 mo., 1810. 

Charles Hobby, " 2, 4 mo., 1819. 

Isaac Fairbrother, born Ireland, 1762. Died, 1830. 
Margaret Fairbrother (his wife), born Ireland, 1769. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

14, 2 mo., 1794. Died 19, 4 mo., 1799. 

11, 3 mo., 1796. 

24, 3 mo., 1798. 

19, 4 mo., 1800. 

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2, 1 mo., 1802. 
5, 8 mo., 1804. 
8, 7 mo., 1806. 

John Cook, born Windham, 15, 5 mo., 1765. Died 15, 5 mo., 1834. 
Sarah (Pope) Cook (his wife), b. Falmouth, 23, 8 mo., 1770. Died 24, 11 mo., 
1835. 



Eunice Fairbrother, 
Mary Fairbrother, 
Abigail Fairbrother, 
William Fairbrother, 

Joseph Fairbrother, 
Moses Fairbrother, 
Eunice Fairbrother, 



b. 

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Children. 
Phebe Cook, 

EUjah Cook, 

Samuel Cook, 

Robert Cook, 

Joseph Cook, 

Daniel Cook, 

Edward Cook, 
John Cook, Jr., 
John Cook, Jr., 
Ebenezer Cook, 
Mary Ann Cook, 
Charity Cook, 
Sarah Cook, 



b. Freeport, 



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27, 7 mo., 1794. Married John 

Hobby. 

23, 9 mo., 1796. Married Ju- 
dith Meader. 

17, 1 mo., 1799. Died 20, 10 

mo., 1819. 
13, 5 mo., 1800. Married Su- 
sanna Leonard. 
1, 3 mo., 1802. Married Sarah 
Hobby. Died 11, 1 mo., 1832. 
" Vassalboro, 7, 1 mo., 1804. Married EHza- 
beth Hussey. Died Unity, Me., 9, 
^ mo., 1879. 
25, 5 mo., 1805. Married Lois 

Goddard. 
27, 1 mo., 1807. Died 14, 3 mO., 

1808. 

24, 8 mo., 1808. Died 24, 12 

mo., 1811. 

29, 1 mo., 1810. Married Mary 

Jones. 

25, 4 mo., 1812. Married Rufus 

Maxfield. 

27, 4 mo., 1814. Died 18, 12 

mo., 1815. 

29, 12 mo., 1815. Married Sam- 
uel Jepson. 



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Eliza Cook, b. Vassalboro, 29, 5 mo., 1818. Married Thom- 

as Jepson. 
[38] 

Joseph Cook, son John and Sarah Cook (see page 37). 
Sarah Cook (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Martha Cook, b. 30, 9 mo., 1827. Married Edward Pratt. 

Henry Cook, " 27, 12 mo., 1828. 

Joseph Cook, Jr., " 11, 1 mo., 1832. Died 21, 9 mo., 1841. 

Edward Cook, son John and Sarah Cook (see page 37). 
Lois Cook (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 



Anna Maria Cook, 


b. 


12, 3 mo., 1832. 




Harriet E. Cook, 


u 


15, 7 mo., 1833. 




John Warren Cook, 


u 


3, 3 mo., 1835. 




WiUiam Hussey. 






. 


Hannah Hussey (his wife). 








Children. 








Sylvanus Hussey, 


b. 


19, 11 mo., 1800 [. 


31C]. 


Lydia Hussey, 




30, 3 mo., 1801. 


Died 20, 8 mo., 1801. 


Mary Hussey, 




28, 2 mo., 1803. 




Paul Hussey, 




26, 2 mo., 1804. 




Lydia Hussey, 




27, 7 mo., 1809. 




Wm. Hussey, Jr., 




20, 10 mo., 1811. 




Micajah Hussey, 




28, 5 mo., 1819. 




David R. Hussey, 




2, 7 mo., 1823. 
[39] 




Nathan Mower, born Lynn [Mass.], 7, 2 mo., 1776. 




Huldah (Winslow) Mower (his wife), b. Falmouth, 


24, 5 mo., 1775. Died 


1, 12 mo., 1811. 








Children [b. Vassalboro 


« 






John Mower, 


b. 


23, 5 mo., 1803. 




Wm. Mower, 


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3, 3 mo., 1805. 




Benjamin W. Mower, 


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10, 8 mo., 1807. 




Huldah P. Mower, 


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16, 5 mo., 1811. 


Died 13, 3 mo., 1818. 


Jeremiah Hacker, born Portland 


27, 1 mo., 1795. 




Sarah (Reed) Hacker (his wi 


ie), 


born 13, 3 mo., 1798. 


Children [b. Vassalboro] 


• 






Lydia Hacker, 


b. 


8, 7 mo., 1818. 


Died 23, 5 mo., 1821. 


Mary R. Hacker, 


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26, 1 mo., 1820. 




Emily Ann Hacker, 


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22, 11 mo., 1821. 




Hannah Hacker, 


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16, 9 mo., 1823. 


Married Stephen Wins- 
low. 


Isaiah M. Hacker, 


11 


15, 3 mo., 1826. 




Francis Hacker, 


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15, 12 mo., 1827. 




Lydia Hacker, 


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24, 11 mo., 1829. 




Abigail Hacker, 


ei 


24, 8 mo., 1832. 


Died 16, 10 mo., 1832. 


Jeremiah W. Hacker, 


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James Stewart, born Scarboro, 23, 4 mo., 1777. Died 3, 11 mo., 1853. 
Bud ice (Winslow) Stewart (his wife), b. Falmouth, 26, 7 mo., 1779. Died 
26, 4 mo., 1832. 
Children. 

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W^m. W. Stewart, b. Portland, 14, 1 mo., 1802. 
Isaiah H. Stewart, " Falmouth, 6, 6 mo., 1803. Died 16, 1 

mo., 1805. 



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Isaac M. Stewart, 

Phebe W. Stewart, 
Nathan M. Stewart, 
Louisa Stewart, 

Joseph Stewart, 



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Portland, 1, 7 mo., 1804. 



Winslow, 11, 10 mo., 1805. 
26, 1 mo., 1807. 
16, 6 mo., 1808. 



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28, 6 mo.. 1815. 

16, 10 mo., 1816. 

23, 7 mo., 1818. 

7, 12 mo., 1820. 



[April 

Died 6, 1 
mo., 1805. 



Died 16, U 
mo., 1810. 

Died 24, 5 
mo., 1814. 



James H. Stewart, 
Robert W. Stewart, 
Maria Louisa Stewart, " 
Daniel H. Stewart, " 

Josiah French, died 10, 1 mo., 1834. 

Owen Coleman, " 16, 5 mo., 1834. 

Love Gardner, " 25, 7 mo., 1836. 

Anna Gardner, " 12, 7 mo., 1834. 

Israel Goddard, b. Brunswick, 17, 5 mo., 1781. Died 16, 8 mo., 1843. 
Susanna (Wing) Goddard (his wife), b. Sandwich, 16, 9 mo., 1785. Died 17, 

12 mo., 1860. 



Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Benjamin W. Goddard, b. 



Robert Goddard, 
Zaccheus Goddard, 



Sarah Goddard, 
Lemuel Goddard, 
Henry Goddard, 
Stephen H. Goddard, 
Henry Goddard, 

Charles Goddard, 



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7, 5 mo., 1808. Married Bethiah 

Pope. Died 27, 1 mo., 1888. 
16, 6 mo., 1810. Married Patience 

Allen. 
25, 4 mo., 1812. Married Miriam Al- 
len, 28, 4 mo., 1836. 

[41] 

Died 6, 4 mo., 1829. 

" 25, 4 mo., 1816. 

" 11, 9 mo., 1818. 

'' 3, 10 mo., 1842. 
Married Sarah Wins- 
low. Died 2, 10 mo., 1875. 





5, 


4 mo., 1814. 




18, 


4 mo., 1816. 




18, 


4 mo., 1817. 




4, 


3 mo., 1820. 




11, 


12 mo., 1823. 



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19, 6 mo., 1826. Died 11, 4 mo., 1833. 

Butler Weeks, married Esther Torrey, 26, 10 mo., 1803; EHza Macy, 28, 

10 mo., 1813. Died Vassalboro, 20, 7 m.o., 1843. 
Esther Weeks (his wife), died 24, 11 mo., 1811. 
Children of Butler & Esther Weeks. 
Edward S. Weeks, b. 2, 10 mo., 1808. Died 18, 1 mo., 1878. 
James T. Weeks, " 18, 9 mo., 1811. '' 9, 2 mo., 1836. 
Eliza Weeks, 2d wife of Butler Weeks, died 30, 9 mo., 1862. 
Children of Butler & Ehza Weeks [b. Vassalboro]. 



Mary Weeks, 
Wnham Weeks, 

Daniel Weeks, 

John Butler Weeks, 
Esther Weeke, 

Edwin Weeks, 

• Not a member. 



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12, 8 mo., 1814. Married Sewell G. Rob- 
inson. 
3, 3 mo., 1816. Married Mary G. Rob- 
inson, 25, 9 mo., 1839, Lavinia Jenkins, 31, 
10 mo., 1844. Died 9, 9 mo., 1864. 

16, 8 mo., 1819. Married Lydia Robin- 
son. Died 26, 6 mo., 1864. 
24, 4 mo., 1822. Married Emily Smiley.* 

Married Wm. T. Wins- 
low. 
Married Lucy Whit- 
tum.* 



26, 1 mo., 1825. 
3, 11 mo., 1829. 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me, 177 

Benjamin Weeks, b. 16, 6 mo., 1835. Married Elizabeth 

Whittum.* Died 15, 5 mo., 1864. 

[42] 

Abel Jones, b. Brunswick, 14, 1 mo., 1781. 
Susanah (Jepson) Jones (his wife), b. Berwick, 2, 5 mo., 1784. 
Children [b. Harlemf]. 

Eli Jones, b. 12, 3 mo., 1807. Married Sybil Jones. 

Caleb Jones, '' 26, 3 mo., 1809. Died 29, 11 mo., 1809. 

Rufus Jones, " 30, 10 mo., 1810. 

John Jepson, b. Wells, 24, 8 mo., 1782. 

Lydia (Reynolds) Jepson (his wife), b. Rochester, N. H., 15, 4 mo., 1789. 
Children [b. Harlemf]. 

Jedediah Jepson, b. 8, 9 mo., 1807. 

Benjamin Jepson, " 24, 7 mo., 1809. 

Daniel Jepson, '' 27, 12 mo., 1811. 

Daniel Hussey, b. Berwick, 16, 12 mo., 1789. 
Jane Hussey (his wife), b. Scarborough, 18, 4 mo., 1791. 
Harriet Hussey, b. Bristol, 23, 1 mo., 1814. 

John Nichols. 
Sarah Nichols (his wife). 
Children [b. Winslow]. 

Dorcas Nichols, b. 4, 9 mo., 1832. 

Samuel 0. Nichols, " 8, 8 mo., 1834. 

Moses Nichols, " 20, 12 mo., 1836. 

Ruth Nichols, '' 3, 4 mo., 1839. 

[43] 

Peter Allen, b. 5, 5 mo., 1775. Died 27, 1 mo., 1816. Died with small pox. 

bur. 27. 
Patience Allen (his wife), b. 25, 6 mo., 1778. Died 2, 11 mo., 1847. 
Children. 
Huldah Allen, b. 25, 3 mo., 1802. Died 30, 4 mo., 1816. 
Mary Allen, ** 21, 2 mo., 1804. Married Daniel Runnels. 

Stephen Allen, '' 17, 12 mo., 1805. Married Sarah Wing. 
Pelatiah Allen, '* 4, 12 mo., 1807. Died 13, 11 mo., 1826. 
Miriam Allen, " 4, 12 mo., 1809. Married Zaccheus God- 

dard, 28, 4 mo., 1836. 
Content Allen, " 22, 1 mo., 1812. Died 10, 10 mo., 1831. 
Patience Allen, *' 15, 9 mo., 1813. Married Robert Goddard. 

Jackson Davis. 
Lj'dia Davis (his wife). 
Children. 

John Taber Davis, b. Portland, 2, 4 mo., 1805. 

Daniel Davis, " Orono, 22, 12 mo., 1807. 

Mary Davis, " " 2, 11 mo., 1809. 

EHza Davis, " " 16, 8 mo., 1811. 

Levi Morrill, son Levi & Lydia Morrill, b. Portland, 2, 7 mo., 1802. 

Ahijah Newhall, b. Lynn [Mass.], 1, 1 mo., 1780. 

Lucy (Hobby) Newhall (his wife), b. Vassalboro, 8, 10 mo., 1785. Died 24, 

9 mo., 1863. 
Children. 

Cynthia Newhall, b. Vassalboro, 17, 7 mo., 1805, 

* Not a member. 
t Now China. 



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[April 



[44] 



Vassalboro, 3, 10 mo., 1807. 
6, 2 mo., 1814. 



Daniel Newhall, b. 
Henry Newhall, " 

John Robinson. 
Lydia Robinson (his wife). 
Children. 

Sophronia E. Robinson, b. 30, 3 mo., 1814. 

Emma Robinson, " 6, 2 mo., 1816. 

Sarah Jane Robinson, '' 28, 10 mo., 1818. Died 1830. 

Benjamin Alley Robinson, " 24, 4 mo., 1819. 

Harriet Robinson, " 7, 1 mo., 1821. 

William Peaslee, b. Berwick, 22, 1 mo., 1771. 
Patience Peaslee (his wife), b. 13, 1 mo., 1782. 
Children. 



Thomas Peaslee, 


b. 


7, 


9 mo., 


1806. 


Mary Peaslee, 




6, 


1 mo., 


1808. 


Anna Peaslee, 




5, 


10 mo., 


1810. 


Hannah Peaslee, 




21, 


5 mo., 


1813. 


Moses Peaslee, 




21, 


5 mo., 


1813. 


Joseph Peaslee, 




18, 


3 mo., 


1815. 


Martha Peaslee, 




25, 


4 mo.j 


1817. 



[45] 

John Hobby, s. Remington & Anstrus, b. Vassalboro, 13, 1 mo., 1794. Died 

27, 4 mo., 1853. (See page 5.) 
Phebe Hobby (his wife), b. Vassalboro, 27, 7 mo., 1794. 
Children. 



Wm. Henry Hobby, 
Anstrus G. Hobby, 
Joseph Cook Hobby, 
Sarah Cook Hobby, 
Lucy N. Hobby, 
Louisa Jane Hobby, 

John Edw. Hobby, 



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b. 25, 11 mo., 1818. 
2, 1 mo., 1820. 
17, 9 mo., 1821. 
1, 1 mo., 1823. 
22, 6 mo., 1824. 



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Died 2, 9 mo., 1846. 

19, 12 mo., 1847. 

16, 10 mo., 1846. 

24, 5 mo., 1830. Married Stephen 

Nichols. 
23, 1 mo., 1837. Died 17, 4 mo., 1847. 



Abigail Cushman, Died 16, 4 mo., 1833. 

Samuel Robinson, b. 26, 2 mo., 1750. Died 3, 8 mo., 1817. 
Lydia Robinson (his wife), b. 25, 12 mo., 1759. 
Children. 

b. Fahnouth, 20, 7 mo., 1776. 
28, 12 mo., 1777. 



Rebecca Robinson, 
Sarah Robinson, 
David Robinson, 
Hannah Robinson, 



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John Robinson, 

William Robinson, 
Lydia Robinson, 



Timothy Robinson, 

Timothy Robinson, 
Mary Robinson, 



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15, 12 mo., 1779. 

19, 1 mo., 1782. Married Wm. 

Hussey. 
19, 12 mo., 1783. Married Lydia 

Baxter. 
25, 2 mo., 1786. 
2, 5 mo., 1788. Diedl2,2mo., 

1856. 



14, 6 mo., 1790. Died 10, 5 

mo., 1791. 
2, 3 mo., 1792. 

6, 3 mo., 1794. Married Benjc 
Worth. Died 7, 1 mo., 1888. 



1915] Friends* Records at Vassalborough, Me, 179 

Micajah Robinson, b. Lewiston, 6, 2 mo., 1796. Died 22, 9 

mo., 1831. 
Anna Robinson, " " 15, 11 mo., 1798. Married How- 

ard Getchell not a member. 
Samuel Robinson, " Vassalboro, 14, 2 mo., 1801. 
Theodate Robinson, '' " 1, 10 mo., 1803. 

Cynthia Robinson, " " 18, 2 mo., 1806. Died 17, 9 

mo., 1831. 
Ebenezer Austin, died 18, 8 mo., 1816. 
Phebe Austin (his wife), died 15, 1 mo., 1818. • 

Cornehus Douglass, Cert, to Springfield, O., Mo. M., 14, 10 mo., 1846. 
Phebe Douglass (his wife), Cert, to Springfield, 0., Mo. M., 14, 10 mo., 1846. 
Children [b. Winslow]. 
Lydia Douglass, b. 26, 2 mo., 1824. 

Mary Douglass, " 26, 8 mo., 1835. Cert, to Springfield, 0., Mo. 

M. 14, 10 mo., 1846. 

Robert Winslow, b. Falmouth, 1, 8 mo., 1786. Cert, to Springfield, 0., Mo. 

M., 27, 6 mo., 1831. 
Eunice (Hussey) Winslow (his wife), b. Vassalboro, 18, 3 mo., 1791. Cert, 
to same, 30, 11 mo., 1815. 
Children [b. Winslow]. 

Rebecca Hussey Winslow, b. 24, 8 mo., 1812. Cert, to same, 30, 4 
^ mo., 1833. 

Phebe Pope Winslow, " 27, 9 mo., 1814. Cert, to same, 10, 4 

mo., 1835. 
Sarah Winslow, 2d wife of Robert. Cert, to same 28, 8 mo., 1826. 
Children of Robert and Sarah Winslow [b. Vassalboro]. 

[47] 

George Winslow, b. 14, 6 mo., 1819. 

Daniel Winslow " 23, 11 mo., 1821. 

Sarah Taber Winslow, " 6, 9 mo., 1823. 
WiUiam Winslow, " 20, 8 mo., 1826. 

Phebe Wmslow, 3d wife of Robert, died 10, 9 mo., 1833. 

Child of Robert & Phebe Winslow. -"^ 

Eunice Winslow, b. Vassalboro, 14, 8 mo., 1832 

Paul Hussey, 
Esther Hussey (his wife). 
Children [b. Winslow]. 
Hannah Hussey, b. 3, 7 mo., 1828. 
Mary Ann Hussey. 

Simeon Hussey, " 3, 5 mo., 1832. 

Esther Hussey and her three children were certified to Salem Mo. Meeting 
19, 5 mo., 1847; also three children not recorded on opposite page, viz. 
Harriet L., Fanny C, Sarah Jane. 

Edmund Cates, died E. Vassalboro, 5, 10 mo., 1872. 
Anna Cates (his wife), died 23, 10 mo., 1865. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Charles B. Cates, b. 19, 9 mo., 1820. Died 1888. 
Mary Ann Cates, " 9, 3 mo., 1822. '' 30, 12 mo., 1841. 
Wm. Henry Cates, " 19, 12 mo., 1823. " E. Vassalboro, 30, 11 

mo., 1900. An Elder aged 77 years. 
James E. Cates, " 24, 8 mo., 1832. 

[48] 
Caleb Nichols. 
Eunice Nichols (his wife), died Vassalboro, 2, 9 mo., 1848. 

VOL. LXIX. 12 



180 Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, [April 

Children [b. VassalboroJ. 

Charles Henry Nichols, b. 19, 10 mo., 1820. 

David Nichols, " 5, 6 mo., 1836. Died Vassalboro, 1, 3 

mo., 1838. 
Maria S. Nichols, 2d wife of Caleb Nichols. Died 1882. 

Child of Caleb & Maria S. Nichols. 
Eunice H. Nichols, b. 8, 1 mo., 1852. Removed by certif. to Falmouth. 

Stephen Taber, died Vassalboro, 7, 4 mo., 1841. 
Mary Taber (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Ohve Taber, b. 24, 5 mo., 1818. Died Vassalboro, 3, 

9 mo., 1835. 
Edward Fuller Taber, " 20, 11 mo., 1820. Died Vassalboro, 11, 

4 mo., 1902. 
Daniel Smiley. 

Phebe Smiley (his wife), Died, Vassalboro, 23, 9 mo., 1853. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Joseph Howland Smiley, b. 1, 2 mo., 1824. Probably disowned 

when married. 
Edward Smiley, " 26, 6 mo., 1826. Died, Vassalboro, 

5, 7 mo., 1826. 
Alfred H. Smiley, " 17, 3 mo., 1828. Released by certif- 

Albert K. Smiley, " 17, 3 mo., 1828. Released by certif- 

icate. 
Sarah Frances Smiley, " 30, 3 mo., 1830. Released by certif- 
icate. 
Rebecca Howland Smiley, " 28, 10 mo., 1832. Released by certif- 
icate. 
Dorcas B. Smiley (2d wife of Daniel), died Vassalboro, 8, 4 mo., 1885. 
Child of Daniel & Dorcas Smiley. 
Daniel Smiley, Jr., b. Vassalboro, 29, 11 mo., 1855. Married Effie 

Newhall. 
[49] 
Thomas Pinkham. 

Phebe Pinkham his wife, died 11, 4 mo., 1825. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Lucinda Pinkham, b. 17, 5 mo., 1820. 

Alfred Kennard Pinkham, " 29, 2 mo., 1822. 
Mary B., 2d wife of Thomas Pinkham. Removed by Cert, to Leeds Mo. M. 
17, 6 mo., 1835. 
Children of Thomas & Mary B. Pinkham [b. Vassalboro]. 
Mary Elizabeth Pinkham. 
Thomas Edward Pinkham. 
Caroline H. Pinkham. 
James Parnel Pinkham. 

Paul Taber, died 29, 1 mo., 1850. 
Ehzabeth S. Taber (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Esther Taber, b. 14, 10 mo., 1821. Died 22, 10 mo., 1821. 

EUza Taber, " 25, 5 mo., 1824. Married Gilbert Aldrich. 

Mary Howland, died 26, 2 mo., 1850. 
John Pope. 
Lydia Pope (his wife). 
Children. 

Alton Pope, b. Windham, 14, 7 mo., 1807. 

Jacob Pope, f* Vassalboro, 17, 12 mo., 1811. 



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181 



[50] 

Elijah Pope. 
Hannah Pope (his wife). 
Children. 

Sarah Taber Pope, b. Portland, 30, 5 mo., 1812. 

Esther Pope, " Vassalboro, 4, 3 mo., 1814. 

Jabez Jenkins, Jr., b. 16, 6 mo., 1799. Married Mary Nichols, 28, 10 mo., 
1819; Sarah Nichols, 25, 9 mo., 1828. Died, Winslow, 8, 7 mo., 1890. 
Mary Jenkins his wife, died Winslow, 12, 12 mo., 1826. 
Children [b. Winslow]. 
Abigail A. Jenkins, b. 10, 9 mo., 1820. Married Jacob Roberts. 

Died Vassalboro, 7, 8 mo., 1852. 
Lavinia Jenkins, " 5, 11 mo., 1822. Married Wm. Weeks, 31, 

10 mo., 1844; Henry Taber, 14, 3 mo., 1871. 
George H. Jenkins, " 30, 12 mo., 1825. Died Wmslow, 20, 8 mo., 

■ ^ 1827. 
Sarah N. Jenkins, 2d wife Jabez Jenkins, died Winslow, 23, 4 mo., 1881. 
Children of Jabez & Sarah N. Jenkins [b. Winslow]. 
George Lindley Jenkins, b. 14, 10 mo., 1829. Died Marysville, 

CaL, 4, 8 mo., 1899. 
Edward Cobb Jenkins, " 19, 6 mo., 1835. Died Winslow, 17, 5 

mo., 1893. 
John Albert Jenkins, " 29, 1 mo., 1840. 

Henry Jenkins, " 10, 3 mo., 1844. 

Joseph Allen. 

Thankful Allen (his wife), died Vassalboro, 30, 5 mo., 1824. 
Children. 

b. Vassalboro, 17, 11 mo., 1802. Died, Vas- 
salboro, 1874. 



Phebe AUen, 
Lydia Allen, 
James Allen, 

Hannah Allen, 
Asa Winslow Allen, 



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Joseph Hall Allen, 

Daniel Runnels. 
Mary Runnels (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Peter A. Runnels, b. 27, 2 mo., 1824. 

Lydia Runnels, 



10, 5 mo., 1805. Died 16, 1 

mo., 1825. 
30, 3 mo., 1806. 

1, 3 mo., 1808. Died Vassal- 
boro, 1886. 
5, 4 mo., 1813. Died 29, 6 

mo., 1824. 
16, 1 mo., 1815. 



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9, 3 mo., 1826. Married John Jones. 

Cert, to China Mo. Meeting 15, 3 mo., 1848. 

13, 5 mo., 1828. Married Wm. Jones. 

Cert, to China Mo. Meeting 18, 6 mo., 1851. 

7, 12 mo., 1830. Married Clarkson Jones. 

Cert, to China Mo. Meeting 17, 8 mo., 1853. 

Name changed to Elvina P. 
30, 1 mo., 1833. Married EU J e p s o n. 

Name changed to Clara C. 
11, 2 mo., 1836. 
15, 8 mo., 1838. 

Daniel Taber (see page 15), son Barnabas & Lydia, died Vassalboro, 27, 3 
mo., 1860. 



Mary Ann Runnels, 
Patience Runnels, 

Content Runnels, 

Rebecca Runnels, 
Emma R. Runnels, 



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[April 



Rebecca Taber (his wife) (see page 23), dau. Stephen & Lydia Nichols, died 
Vassalboro, 14, 11 mo., 1884. 
Children. 
Henry Taber, b. Albion, 



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8, 6 mo., 1819. Married Eu- 
nice Wing, married Lavinia J. 
Weeks, 14, 3 mo., 1871. 
23, 10 mo., 1820. Married Es- 
ther Pope. 
10, 10 mo., 1822. Married Deb- 
orah Smith of N. Y. Died in Kan- 
sas, 15, 4 mo., 1878. 

13, 5 mo., 1824. Married Mary 
E. Pope. Died Vassalboro, 17, 12 
mo., 1879. 
" Vassalboro, 28, 1 mo., 1830. Died Chnton- 
dale, N. Y., 17, 9 mo., 1893. Bur- 
ied Stanfordville, 20. 
Lydia Maria Taber, " " 27, 5 mo., 1832. Married Wm. 

T. Willie of N. Y. 

[52] 

George Parker, married Deliverance Jenkins, 28, 10 mo., 1819. Died, Vas- 
salboro, 2, 1 mo., 1846. 

Deliverance J. Parker (his wife) (see page 14), dau, Jabez & EHzabeth Jen- 
kins, died Vassalboro, 14, 7 mo., 1852. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Emily EHzabeth Parker, b. 29, 8 mo., 1820. Married Henry Dud- 



George Taber, 
Clarkson Taber, 

Stephen N. Taber, 

Eliza A. Taber, 



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9, 5 mo., 1822. 



ley. 



George Henry Parker, 

Thomas Frye. 
Lydia P. Frye (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

WiUiam Alfred Frye, b. 25, 5 mo., 1827. 

Ellen Maria Frye, " 7, 1 mo., 1829. 

Samuel Hussey, died Vassalboro, 28, 6 mo., 1835. 
Sarah Hussey (his wife), died Vassalboro, 27, 7 mo., 1834. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Albert Rogers Hussey, b. 11, 1 mo., 1830. 

Frederic Franklin Hussey, '' 14, 5 mo., 1832. 

Children of Daniel T. & Sarah Starkey [b. Vassalboro]. 
George Rogers Starkey, b. 2, 1 mo., 1823. 
Daniel Taber Starkey, " 29, 8 mo., 1826. 

Stephen Hanson, died 23, 1 mo., 1855. 
Mary Hanson (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Eunice Hanson, b. 11, 9 mo., 1804. Died 30, 1 mo., 1864. 

' 15, 8 mo., 1809. Married Hiram Pishon. 



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Ahnira Hanson, 
Philip Hanson, 



" 19, 8 mo., 1811. 
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Died 14, 8 mo., 1867. 



Lusana Hanson, " 8, 5 mo., 1816. Died 27, 1 mo., 1820. 

Henry Hanson, " -22, 3 mo., 1819. Disowned when young, re- 
ceived again by request. Died Vassalboro, 26, 3 
mo., 1892. 

William Howland, died Vassalboro, 5 mo., 1833. 
Mary C. W. Howland (his wife). 



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Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
William Henry Rowland, b. 5, 8 mo., 1831. 
Mary W. Howland, '' 23, 8 mo., 1833. 

Jacob Taber, 2d (see page 15), son Barnabas & Lydia. 
Mary Taber (his wife), died 26, 1 mo., 1833. 
Hepzibeth P. Taber (2d wife), died 6, 4 mo., 1836. 

Sewel G. Robinson. 

Mary W. Robinson (his wife), dau. Butler & Eliza Weeks. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Henry W. Robinson, b. 27, 9 mo., 1834. 

Maria A. Robinson, " 26, 9 mo.,' 1837. 

Laura Anna Robinson, " 29, 3 mo., 1849. 

Silas Jones. 

Seviah Jones (his wife), died 29, 4 mo., 1835. 
Children. 
Elijah Jones, b. Albion, 24, 5 mo., 1832. Died 30, 3 mo., 

1834. 
Elijah Jones, " Vassalboro, 1, 5 mo., 1834. Died 4, 1 mo., 

1835. 
George Jones, '' Wilton, 7, 2 mo., 1828. 

Sarah T. Jones, '' Albion, 10, 12 mo., 1830. Married John 

N. Douglass 

ITo be continuedl 



CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 

WILLINGTON 
WiLLiNGTON Hill Old Cemetery 

[Continued from page 86] 

Dca. John Weston died Dec. 29, 1820, aged 52. 

Mr. Jonathan Weston who died Oct. 22, 1822. Aged 69 years. 

Jonathan Weston died Jan. 22, 1855, aged 64. He was the first Post Master 

of this town, and held the office until the time of his death, 34 

years . . . 
Marvil, wife of Jonathan Weston died Jan. 5, 1852. Ae. 93. 
Molly, wife of Dea. John Weston, died June 25, 1856, aged 83. 
Olive Weston died Aug. 7, 1844. Aet. 24. 
Origin Weston died July 13, 1859, Aged 46. 
Susan P. widow of Origin Weston died April 15, 1864. Aged 49. 
Susan Rathbone, wife of Jonathan Weston, born June 15, 1801. Died April 

21, 1884. 
Thankful, wife of Timothy Weston who died May 2, 1857, aged 76. 
Timothy Weston who died Dec. 5, 1838. Aged 67. 

In the city of New York, Valentine W. Weston died Oct. 15, 1863, aged 78. 
Sally, his wife, died in the city of New York Dec. 18, 1826, aged 38. 
William W. Weston, son of Mr. Jonathan & Mrs. Susan L. Weston died 

May 3, 1827. Aged 3 years & 5 months. 
Sarah A. wife of William Whitaker & daughter of B. H. & Elizabeth Wilson 

died Feb. 23, 1867 aged 19 yrs. 6 mos. 



184 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [April 

Annali Whitford, wife of Henry G. Whitford died March 26, 1834. Aged 

30 years. 
Also their infant child died Feb. 11, 1834. Aged 3 days. 
Eliza Spaulding, wife of Nelson Whitford, April 12, 1813 — Mar. 4, 1900. 
Florilla T. wife of Dea. Henry G. Whitford died Sept. 25, 1869. Aged 60. 
Dea. Henry G. Whitford died Oct. 5, 1888. Aged 85. 
John B. Whitford Born Oct. 2, 1807 Died Feb. 17, 1897. 
Louisa W. wife of John B. Whitford died Feb. 18, 1887. Aged 76. 
Nelson Whitford died Dec. 6, 1891. Ae. 84 yrs. 
Nichols Whitford died Sept. 2, 1859, aged 85. 

Lucy, his wife died Dec. 25, 1828, aged 48. 
Sybil Whiton, Daughter of Elijah Whiton, Esq. & PrisciUa his wife who died 

Feb. 18, 1823. Ml. 80. 
Betsey, wife of Simeon WiUiams & daughter of Dea. Rufus & Betsey Rider 

died March 19, 1840, aged 23. 
Charlotte A. wife of Emory P. WiUiams died Aug. 11, 1869. Aged 50. 
Emory P. Williams died Jan. 1, 1892. Aged 76. 
Everett, son of Emory P. & Charlotte A. WiUiams died June 13, 1866. Aged 

22. 
George B. WUhams died May 8, 1892. Aged 54 yrs. 
GusteUa, daughter of Emory P. & Charlotte A. WUliams died Aug. 30, 1856. 

Ae. 14 y'rs 10 mo's. 
Harriet C. wife of Simeon WiUiams died June 2, 1893, aged 74. 
Lester WUhams died Mar. 29, 1859, aged 21. 
Lyman, son of Cato WUhams & his wife that was Lydia Brown died Oct. 18, 

1795 in ye 2d year of his age. 
Martha, wife of Rufus WUliams died May 28, 1845, aged 65. 
Simeon WUhams died March 5, 1896. Aged 81. 
Mr. WiUiam WiUiams of Sudburv, Vermont while on a visit to his friends at 

WiUington, Connecticut died Feb. 2d, 1800 in the 77th year of his age. 
Orland G. son of B. H. & Sarah C. Wilson died AprU 9, 1854. Aged 1 year 

7 mo's. & 6 days. 
Sarah C. wife of B. H. Wilson died Sept. 19, 1865 aged 31. 
Francis Wood, son of Francis & Lydia Wood died Jan. 9, 1835 aged 11 m's 

11 d's. 
Mary E. only chUd of Francis & Lydia Wood died March 2, 1838. Ae. 17 

M's 11 D's. 
This monument is erected by Rhodolphus Woodworth, ... to the 

memory of his beloved wife, Mrs. Eunice Woodworth who died Novr 

24th, A.D. 1808 in the 27th year of her age. . . . 
Henry C. son of PhUo & Sophronia Wright died Jan. 22, 1861, aged 3 mos. 

& 14 days. 
Sarah, daughter of John H. & Lorinda Wright died Feb. 12, 1844. Aet, 

24 years. 
Susanna C. wife of Ephraim WyUys, Esq. died Dec. 29, 1866, aged 74. 

Moose Meadow Cemetery * 

Mary Lamb, wife of John Y. Adams died Nov. 9, 1889. Aged 78 Y'rs. 
Zalmon, son of Dea. Joshua & Ruth Agard Died May 6th, 1806. AE. 19 

years & 6 months. 
Alfred Anderson died AprU 12, 1851. AE. 56. 

Alice, wife of Thomas Anderson died Sept. 18, 1865. Aged 97 yrs. 5 mos. 
Eliza F. daughter of George & Fear Anderson died March 31, 1854. AE 

2 yrs. 1 mo. & 8 d's. 
Fear, wife of George Anderson died March 18, 1856. AE. 39. 

* A email cemetery in the northeastern part of the town of WiUington. 



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George Anderson died Sept. 1, 1862. Aged 58. 

In memory of Ira, son of Thomas & Alice Anderson who died April 6, 1814 
aged 14 years. 

In memory of Jacob Anderson who died Nov. 17, 1833. Aged 35. 

Erected in memory of Mrs. Jerusha Anderson who died Feb. 26th, A.D. 1812 
in the 56th year of her age. 

Lester Anderson Died July 18, 1883. Age 90. 

Lydia J. wife of Lester Anderson died June 26, 1880, aged 84. 

Sarah, wife of Thomas Anderson died Feb. 15, 1871. Aged 67 yrs. 4 mos. 

In memory of Thomas Anderson who died March 30, 1835. Aged 77. 

Thomas Anderson died Feb. 22, 1894. Aged 86 y'rs. 

Thomas P. Anderson died N9V. 24, 1874. AE. 44 yrs. 3 mos. & 11 d's. 

Willard, son of Thomas & Ahce Anderson died April 11, 1811. Aged 11 mo. 

In memory of Elizabeth Appelby who died Feb. 25, 1841. Aged 77 years. 

Amasa Battey, Jr. died Jan. 8th, 1818. AE. 8 years & 3 months. 

Amasa Battey died Dec. 1, 1829. Aged 86. 

Betsey, wife of Amasa Battey died April 12, 1861. AE. 78. 

Eh C. Battey Sept. 17, 1817-Sept. 27, 1863 

Sally S. his wife Oct. 11, 1816-Oct. 2, 1893. 

EHzabeth E. daughter of Silvanus & Louisa Battey died Jan. 4, 1863. AE. 18. 

George R. son of Robert R. & Faith Battey died Jan. 1, 1854. Aged 2 yrs 
& 4 mo's. 

James L. died in the service at Pine Bluff Sept. 3, 1864. Aged 26. 
Charles A. April 10, 1869. Aged 19. 
Children of Silvanus & Louisa Battey. 

Mrs. Louisa, wife of Silvanus Battey died July 11, 1853. Aged 34 years. 

Mary J. died June 6, 1843. AE. 3 yrs. 6 mos & 3 days. 

Martha A. died June 18, 1843. AE. 3 yrs. 6 mos & 15 days. 
Twin daughters of Silvanus & Louisa Battey. 

Mary M. wife of Silvanus Battey died Aug. 24, 1882. Aged 58 yrs. 6 mos. 

Mrs. Ruth, wife of John Battey died Oct. 4th, 1818. AE. 77 years & 10 
months. 

Ruth Battey died Nov. 8th, 1818. Aet. 10 yrs & 3 months. 

In memory of Mrs. Salley Battey, consort of Mr. Amasa Battey, who died 
April the 4th, 1814. AE. 53 years. 

Silvanus Battey died Jan. 31, 1892. Aged 76 yrs. 7 mos. 

Our Charlie. Son of W. P. & S. S. Bidwell died April 12, 1881. Aged 
9 y'rs. 7 mos. 

Ehza, wife of Horace Bidwell died June 18, 1871. Aged 61 y'rs & 9 mos. 

Harriet F. wife of Wesley P. Bidwell & daughter of Willard & Minerva Fuller 
died Oct. 6, 1863, aged 24. 

Horace S. Bidwell died May 20, 1877. Aged 76. 

Carohne Bishop died July 10, 1892. AE. 75 y'rs. 

Jeremiah Bishop died Dec. 9, 1878. AE. 81 y'rs. 

Asa Brooks died Oct. 9, 1851. Aged 76. 

Charles E. son of Benjamin & Martha Brooks died Aug. 20, 1846. AE. 
4 yrs. & 6 mo. 

Dorcas, wife of Asa Brooks died Nov. 14, 1859. Aged 84. 

Ehzabeth, daughter of Benjamin & Martha Brooks died June 18, 1837. 
AE. 3 y'rs. 

Hiram, son of Benjamin & Martha Brooks died Dec. 28, 1849 aged 17. 

James W. Brooks, son of James F. & Sarah Brooks Born Oct. 3, 1843; en- 
listed in Co. I, 16 Regt. Ct. Vol. Aug. 12, 1862. . . In the battle of 
Antietam he received 6 heavy wounds Sept. 17. . . died in Sharps- 
burg Oct. 1 1 ; was buried here with military honors. 

Mary Louisa, daughter of Benjamin & Martha Brooks died Feb. 5, 1850. 
AE. 2 yrs & 4 mo's. 



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Sarah Naomi, daughter of James F. & Sarah Brooks Died July 25, 1848. 

AE. 3 Mo's. 
Andrew Bugbee died Nov. 16, 1861. AE. 30 yrs. 
In memory of Jason Bugbee died Mar. 24, 1892. Aged 89. 

In loving remembrance of Elizabeth Agard his wife died Feb. 7, 1888. 
Aged 88. 
Martha, daughter of Jason & Elizabeth Bugbee died March 20, 1856. AE. 

23 yrs. 
Richard I. Bugbee died Dec. 30, 1891. Aged 24 yrs. 
Sarah Catherine, wife of Jason Bugbee, Jr. Mar. 26, 1840-Oct. 26, 1910. 
Anna R. wife of Joseph C. Burley died Dec. 14, 1859. AE. 37. 
Betsey Anna, daughter of Joseph C. & Anna Burley Died June 9, 1870. 

Aged 19 yrs. 
Joseph C. Burley died May 24, 1868. Aged 62. 
Lizzie M. daughter of William F. & Maria Carroll died Feb. 27, 1867 aged 

I month. 

Maria, wife of Wm. Carroll died Nov. 27, 1868. Aged 30. 

Jacob Clark died Dec. 21, 1859. Aged 75. 

Susan daughter of John & Susannah Clark died Mar. 6, 1823. AE. 1 yr. 

8 mo. 19 da's. 

Susannah wife of Jacob Clark died Feb. 22, 1853 aged 57. 

An infant son of John & Susannah Clark died May 26, 1826. AE. 3 mo. 

16 d's. 
Eugene Henry, son of Wm. A. & Julia L. Comins Died Dec. 5, 1862. Aged 

9 mo's & 13 d's. 

Willie Price, son of WiUiam A. & Julia L. Comins Died Feb. 11, 1865. AE. 

II mo's. & 21 days. 
M. P. Fenton 

Marcia Morse, his wife. Nov. 9, 1844-Nov. 9, 1900. 
Son of Marcus P. & Marcia R. Fenton died July 7, 1868. Aged 7 days 
Azubah, wife of John Fuller died Feb. 27, 1845. Aged 76. 
This monument is in memory of Mr. Elisha Fuller who died Sept. ye 24th, 

A.D. 1804 in the 85th year of his age. 
Mrs. Esther, wife of Mr. Ehsha Fuller died Oct. 9th, 1808. Aged 84 years. 
John Fuller died Aug. 22, 1845. Aged 92. 
In memory of Loiza, daughter of Mr. John & Mrs. EHzabeth Gilson, who 

died June ye 9th A.D. 1809. Aged 16 months. 
Laura Ann died Aug. 20, 1825. AE. 2 vrs. 

Wilham died Dec. 19, 1828. AE. 3 yrs. 
John died Dec. 13, 1829. AE. 2 yrs. 
Children of John & Delight Hall. 
INIrs. Abigail, wife of Mr. James Hasten Died March 4, 1819 aged 79 years. 
In memory of Mr. James Haston who died March 13th, 1794 in ye 65th year 

of his age. 
In memorj^ of Mrs. Mary, wi^e of Mr. James Haston who died Jan. ye 18th, 

1780 in ye 74th year of her age. 
In memory of Hannah Horton, wife of Alvah Horton, who died Dec. 7, 1831 

in the 32d year of her age. 
Angehne C. wife of G. L. Hulett died July 17, 1880. Aged 29 y'rs. 
John Hulett died Sept. 8, 1863 aged 75. 
Laura F. daughter of Samuel & Lucy J. Hulett died Dec. 13, 1883 aged 19 

y'rs 8 mo's. 
Loran M. son of Samuel & Lucy J. Hulett Died March 7, 1858. Aged 2 y'rs 

3 mo's. 
Nellie S. daughter of S. & Sarah J. Hulett Died May 6, 1877. Aged 19 y'rs. 
Pircila, wife of John Hulett died Sept. 14, 1863 aged 68. 
Sampson Hulett Co. D. 25 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Jul y 1, liiS. 



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Abiah Lamb died Oct. 31, 1846. AE. 28. 

Asena, wife of Stephen A. Lamb died April 14, 1860. AE. 78. 

Stephen A. Lamb died Mar. 22, 1834 aged 58. 

Charles E. son of Stephen & Rosetta Lewis died Sept. 23, 1848, aged 2 mos. 

& 7 days. 
Edwin S. son of Stephen & Rosetta Lewis died Sept. 11, 1847. Aged 11 mos. 

& 21 days. 
In memory of Gardner Lewis who died Dec. 17, 1841. AE. 61. 
Rosetta, wife of Stephen Lewis, Born Apr. 22, 1825 Died July 17, 1887. 
In memory of Roxse, daughter of Gardner & Roxse Lewis who died Aug. 4, 

1833. AE. 16 y'rs & 8 mo's. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albree, Recording Secretary- 
Boston, Massachusetts, 2 December 1914. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., Vice-President Rust pre- 
siding. 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 
The report of the Nominating Committee was accepted. 
Messrs. Henry F. Tapley and Hosea S. Ballou were appointed auditors. 
Seven resident members were elected by ballot. 

Miss Mary E. WooUey, LL.D., President of Mount Holyoke College, read a 
paper on The Passover Scandal, in which were treated exhaustively the difficulties 
growing out of the often recurring clash between Christian and Jew and especially 
the allegations that the blood of Christian children was required in the Jewish 
celebrations. President Woolley recounted many instances from the early 
Middle Ages to the present day, and showed how much of a factor these outbreaks 
had been in civic, religious, and financial life, and what large results were directly 
due to the agitation. 

6 January 1915. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 
9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The reading of the minutes of the December meeting was waived, and the re- 
ports of the Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were 
accepted. 

Seven resident members were elected by ballot. 

Hon. Frank H. Pope, State Auditor of Massachusetts, spoke on Stray Historical 
Facts Corralled, referring in his address to the lasting but at times unrecognized 
influence of the Mayflower Compact, the abrogation of the treaties between the 
Indians and Massachusetts upon which the Maine Indians relied, the laws for 
the conservation of bird life which are seldom enacted until too late, the recorded 
invention of wireless telegraphy by Loomis in 1869 and the acts of Congress 
relating to it, and the importance of one vote as illustrated repeatedly in our 
history. He closed with an appeal that as politics is literally the ''business of a 
community," men should perform their civic duties with thoughtfulness, under- 
standing, and consideration. 

President Baxter related some experiences with attempts at propagating wild 
birds at his Maine home, and expressed his appreciation of the address of the 
afternoon. 

On motion of Mr. Scott a vote of thanks to the speaker of the afternoon was 
adopted. 

S February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, for a report 
of which see the Supplement to the present numbef of the Register. 



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3 March. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton 
Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the February meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

The by-laws were suspended, as recommended by the Council, in order that 
the names of all candidates for membership might be voted on at this meeting; 
and ten resident members were elected by ballot. 

Miss Esther Willard Bates of the West Roxbury High School spoke on Pageants 
and Pageantry. The speaker, who has had practical experience in charge of 
pageants at Medway, Mass., and Peterborough, N. H., explained how the modem 
pageant has been developed from the old-time pageants in England, and what 
such an affair now contributes toward arousing interest in our own local history. 
Many slides were shown of scenes from various pageants, the final one being a 
picture of the great pageant at St. Louis, in which 7500 persons took part and 
150,000 were present as spectators, all of whom, as the presentation ended, 
united in singing "America." 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection -with their o-wn enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected vrith any 
publications other than those that it issues over its ovrn name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 
time as a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Register. 



WiNTHROP. — The following burial records from the registers of St. Dunstan's 
Church, Stepney, co. Middlesex, Eng,, show the correctness of Savage's surmise 
that two sons of Stephen Winthrop, a son of Gov. John Winthrop, died in in- 
fancy : 

1648 John son of Steven Wintropp of Ratchff, gent., and wife Judith buried 

9 August. 
1648 Steven son of Steven Wintropp of Ratchff, gent., and wife Judith buried 

14 August. 

6 Haymarket, London, S. W., Eng. Elizabeth French. 



Wayte-Wood. — From some original papers recently discovered in the office 
of the town clerk at Portsmouth, R. I., I have made the following abstracts: 

Thomas Wayte of Portsmouth deceased leaving no will, the estate is in the 
hands of Elen late wife and widow of Thomas. The Town Council make the will 
as follows: 

Elen, widow, administratrix; Samuel Wayte, son of sd Thomas and Elen, 
executor on his mother's death; if he die before his mother, then his brother 
Thomas to be executor; estate to be divided as follows: To son Samuel the house 
and land in Portsmouth at Little Silver. Son Benjamin to have Miscomaqutt 
land. Son Rubin to have the land in Darttmouth. The two youngest sons, 
Thomas and Jeremy Wayte, to have 30 acres of woods in Portsmouth when 
they come to 21 years. To Mary Wayte, daughter of deceased. 14 December 
1669. 

April 1655. Being requested by the widow of John Woode of Portsmouth and 
the sd Woodes children, John Woods, Tbonias, and William, to take an inventory 



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of his goodfl, the sons before named choose their mother, the late wife of their 
father John Wood, as administratrix. She hath given unto his daughter Man- 
chester a " ewe gotte," and to his son [-in-law] Samull Jeninges a ewe kid. John is 
to have land in his possession. Thomas is to have the 40 acres next Robert 
Spinkes land. William is to have the lands and house. John, Thomas, and 
William are each to give to their sister Manchester a " ewe goote." 

Newport^ R. I, G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 



Prescott. — In Nourse's Lancaster (Mass.) Records the birth records of the 
following children of John and Sarah Prescott may be found: Mary, 2 Feb. 1669; 
John, 24, 9, 1672; Joanna, 6 Jan. 1676; Ehzabeth (born at Concord), 27, 9, 1678; 
Ebenezer, 6 July 1682. Other children of John Prescott are revealed by a deed 
of 25 Jan. 1723/4, in which John Prescott, Sr., of the town of Lancaster, County 
of Middlesex, etc., ''for and in consideration of the trouble and care that hath 
been manifestly occasioned by me the said John Prescott unto my son Ebenezer 
Prescott of the said Lancaster and to his wife Rachel Prescott, and also upon 
account of what further care and trouble they may be expected to, by my con- 
tinuance under much weakness and indisposition," etc., gives to them a sum of 
money. He also gives sums of money to his grandchild Mercy Kendall, to his 
daughter Sarah Keyes, and to his daughter Martha Wheeler. To his son Eben- 
ezer and the latter's wife, his daughter-in-law Rachel, he gives all his movable 
and personal estate both within and without the house, etc. (Middlesex Deeds, 
lib. 26, fo. 89.) 

14 Charles River Square, Boston, Mass. Idelle Keyes. 



Fitch. — The Fitch family of St. Albans, co. Herts, Eng., concerning which 
records have from time to time appeared in the Register (cf. vol. 57, pp. 415- 
416, vol. 63, pp. 162-164, and vol. 69, pp. 88-89), was a family of greater promi- 
nence at St. Albans than would seem to be the case if the occupation of shoemaker, 
given by William Fitch in his will of 20 Jan. 1575/6 and by Jeremy Fitch in his 
will of 1648, be judged in accordance with present standards. A shoemaker in 
the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was an artisan of greater skill and was 
more a man of affairs than in these days of machine-made footwear. 

The Jeremiah Fitch who was buried at St. Albans 12 Sept. 1648 Ls mentioned 
in the corporation records of St. Albans, under date of 27 June 1649, as follows: 
"Two Assistants were chosen in the room of Conon Rawlyn, gentleman, and 
Jeremy Fitch both deceased." The twenty-four assistants appear in the first 
charter granted to St. Albans, and were instituted to give advice in municipal 
affairs. 

Jeremiah or Jeremie Fitch, baptized at St. Albans 5 May 1622, son of Zacherie 
and Mary, died in Boston, Mass., 30 May 1692. A few years ago a gravestone 
was unearthed in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, which bore the following 
inscription: '' Here lye ye body of Jeremiah Fitch aged 69 years deceased ye 30 of 
May 1692." Cf. Register, vol. 55, p. 289. 

Maiden, Mass, Walter Kendall Watkinb. 



Mills. — An article in the Register, vol. 28, pp. 158-160, giving an abstract 
of some early English baptisms in Canada (summarized from Tanguay's Diction- 
naire Genealogique) , gives Martha Mills as born 18 Jan. 1653 in Bristol, daughter 
of Thomas Mills of Exeter, England, and Mary (Wadel). Tanguay or his copyist 
erred. A careful copy of the original baptismal record at the Church of Notre 
Dame in Montreal shows that Martha Mills was born at "Saico en la Nouvelle 
Angleterre" (Saco in New England), the child of Thomas Mills, a native of 
Exeter in old England, and Marie Wadels, a native of Bristol near London. This 
clearly identifies Martha Mills as the daughter of Thomas Mills of Saco, who 
bought land 2 Aug. 1642 and later removed to Wells, and whose wife (according 
to Bourne) was the daughter of John Wadleigh, who was early of Saco and after- 
wards of Wells. 

The same baptismal record says that Martha Mills (maiden name having been 
given in baptism) was then (1693) the widow of James Smith of "Barwic." The 
will of James Smith in 1687 names wife Martha and children James, Mary, Eliza- 



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beth, and John. The son, James Smith, removed to York in 1703. A division 
deed of land in Wells, made 1 July 1719 by James Smith of York, John Fulsum 
of Exeter, Caleb Kimball of Wells, and Abigail Wiggens of Wells, makes an 
allowance to the two last-named in full satisfaction for the maintenance of their 
grandfather and for debts that they have paid for John Mills their uncle. 

The fact that Martha (Mills) Smith was really born at Saco, viewed in connec- 
tion with the division deed, appears to disclose the top branch of a very consider- 
able genealogical tree. 

70 Astor Street, Boston, Mass. Edgar Yates. 



Historical Intelligence 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own famihes 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. AD names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Damon. — Simeon, baptized at Scituate, Mass., 30 Aug. 1752, died at Scituate 
21 Aug. 1811, great-great-grandson of John,^ by Mrs. Flora A. Teel, 119 Hamilton 
Street, North Leominster, Mass. 

Sawyer. — Thomas, born in Lincolnshire, Eng., 1615, died at Lancaster, Mass., 
12 Sept. 1706,. great-grandson of Edmund of co. Norfolk, Eng., by J. Edgar 
Sawyer, Horicon, Wis. 



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January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; (or July, by 
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GENEALOGICAL 

Bates genealogy. The Bates Bulletin. Series 2, vol. 3, no. 1. September, 
1914. p. 45-60, il. 4° 

Bates genealogy. Bates, et al of Virginia and Missouri. By Onward Bates. 
Printed for private distribution. [Chicago, P. F. Pettibone & Co.] 1914. 160 
p. 8° 

Blia genealogy. Blin, a short genealogy of one line of the BHn family de- 
scended from Peter Blin, the settler of Wethersfield, Conn., with a few notes on 
the Tibbits family. By James W. Hill. Peoria, 111., 1914. [1 + 20] p. fcsm. 
por. 8° 

Brace genealogy. Brace lineage. By J[ohn] Sherman Brace, M.E. Blooms- 
burg, Pa., Geo. E. Elwell & Son, 1914. [1] + 54 + [1] p. 8° Price ^2.50. 
Address J. Sherman Brace, Bloomsburg, Pa. 

Branning genealogy. Andrew Branning's family, pioneers to the territory of 
Florida. By William Christopher Columbus Branning. West Palm Beach, 
Fla., Palms Publishing Co., C1914. [10] + 16 + 15 p. por., three parts, 8° 
Price 10 cts. per part. Address W. C. C. Branning, 630 Datura St., West Palm 
Beach, Fla. 

Gary genealogy. John Gary, 1755-1823. By Rev. Seth C[ooley] Gary. 
Dorchester Center, Boston, Mass., 1908. 48 p. map pi. por. 8'^ Price $2.00. 
Address Seth C. Gary, Dorchester Center, Boston, Mass. 



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Gary genealogy. The John Gary Descendants. Bulletin no. 16, new series. 
Rev. Seth C[ooley] Gary, president. Boston, 1914. [4] p. 8° 

Chase genealogy. The Ghase Ghronicle, vol. 6, no. 1. Boston, January, 1915. 
12 p. il. 8° Price $1.00 a year. Address J. F. Chase, 159 Devonshire St., Boston, 
Mass. 

Fox genealogy. Fox Family News. Vol. 3, nos. 1-6. [New York, 1914.1 
28 p. il. 8° Price $1.00 per year. Address the editor, Howard Fox, 616 Madison 
Ave., New York. 

Fuller genealogy. Genealogy of some descendants of Gapt. Matthew Fuller; 
John Fuller of Newton; John Fuller of Lynn; John Fuller of Ipswich; Robert 
Fuller of Dorchester and Dedham. To which is added supplements of vol. 1, 
genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower, and vol. 2, 
some descendants of Dr. Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. By William Hyslop 
Fuller, n. p. 1914. 825 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° Price $5.00. Address W. H. 
Fuller, 23 School St., Palmer, Mass. 

Greenwood genealogy. Greenwood genealogies, 1154-1914, the ancestry and 
descendants of Thomas Greenwood, of Newton, Mass., Nathaniel and Samuel 
Greenwood of Boston, Mass., John Greenwood of Virginia, and many later 
arrivals in America. Also the early history of the Greenwoods in England, and 
tjie arms they used. By Frederick Greenwood. New York, The Lyons Genea- 
logical Co., cl9i4. 16 + 546 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Gresham genealogy. Biographical and historical sketches of the Greshams of 
America and across the seas. By Alexander Taylor Strange. Hillsboro, 111., 

1913. 53 p. il. por. 8° Price 50 cts. Address A. T. Strange, Hillsboro, lU. 

Grubb genealogy. The Grubb families of America, military service. By 
George F. P. Wanger. Pottstown, Pa., 1914. 20 p. 8° 

Harley genealogy. The Heiligh and Harley family. By J[ohn] R[andolphJ 
Witcraft. Frankford, Philadelphia, Dispatch Publishing House, 1914. 31 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 8° Price $1.50. Address J. R. Witcraft, Merchantville, N. J. 

Harris genealogy. Harris family of Virginia from 1611 to 1914. By Thomas 
Henry Harris. [Fredericksburg, Va., 1914.] 33 + [1] p. por. 8" 

Hedge genealogy. No. 44. Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 
Gapt. William Hedge of Yarmouth. By James W[illiam] Hawes. Yarmouth- 
port, Mass., C. W. Swift, publisher and printer, 1914. 4 p. 8° 

King genealogy. Descendants of Vincent King — Jane Gay Stevenson — 
Jane Holesclaw. By William Harrison King and Roy Stevenson King. n. p. 

1914. Chart. 

Kirkpatrick genealogy. Major Abraham Kirkpatrick and his descendants. 
[By Kirk Q. Bigham. Pittsburgh, Pa., J. P. Durbin, 1911.] [1] + 7 - 48 p. 8° 
Contains sketches of the Oldham, Shaler, Cowan, Lewis, and Bigham families. 

Leonard genealogy. Annals of the Leonard family. By Fanny Leonard 

Koster. [New York, The C. H. Koster Co., 1911.] 18 + 208 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 

3 folded geneal. tab. 8° Price $5.00 and 15 cts. for postage. Address Mrs. C- 

H. Koster, 21 Park Place, New York City. 

Chart of English ancestry in pocket of front cover; chart of descendants of James Leonard in 
pocket of back cover. 

Lesh genealogy. A collection of over six hundred names, descendants of 
Balthaser and Susanna Phillipina Loesch, Palatines from Gernsheim, near Worms, 
Germany; with historical notes. By William Vv^[illiams] Lesh (Loesch). [Wash- 
ington, D. C, National Capital Press, inc., ci9i4.] 47 p. il. pi. por. 8° Price 
$1.00 paper binding; 2 copies $1.50. Address the author, 834 Varnum St., 
N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Levet genealogy. Thomas Levet and Richard Berry. By V[ictor] C[han- 
ning] Sanborn, n. p. 1914. 15 p. 8° Reprinted from The Genealogist, N. S., 
Vol. 31, 1914. 

McNary genealogy. The clan McNary of the U. S. A., the McNary-Reed 
sept; probable ethnic origin, clan traditions and time of immigration. By Joseph 



192 Recent Books [April 

Rea McNary. Pittsburgh, published for private distribution, James N. Simpson 
Printing Co., 1914. 11-144 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 12° 

McNary genealogy. The clan McNary of the U. S. A., probable ethnic origin, 
clan traditions and time of immigration. By Joseph Rea McNary. Pittsburgh, 
published for private distribution, James N. Simpson Printing Co., 1914. 11-80 
p. por. 12° 

Sampson genealogy. The Sampson family. By Billa Briggs Sampson. Bal- 
timore, Md., Williams & Wilkms [cl9141. 7 + 238 p. geneal. tab. pi. por. 8° 

A short account will be found of the Sampson families of England, Scotland, Ireland, Pennsyl- 
vania, Virginia, and Maryland. 

Seeley genealogy. Genealogy of the Seeley family [descendants of Robert]. 
By Nathan Seeley. New York, 1914. 16 + 3 p. il. 4° 

Smith genealogy. Genealogy of Consider Smith of New Bedford, Mass., with 
notes on allied families of Mason and Thwing. By Llewellyn Tarbox Smith. 
Boston, T. R. Marvin & Son, 1915. 26 p. por. 8° 

Stevens genealogy. Erasmus Stevens, Boston, Mass., 1674-1690, and his 
descendants from material collected by Eugene R[olaz] Stevens, revised by Col. 
William Plumb Bacon, M.A. [New York, Tobias A[lexander] Wright, 1914.] 
116 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

Strange genealogy. Strange — biographical and historical sketches of the 
Stranges of America and across the seas. By Alexander Taylor Strange, n. p. 
1911. 137 + 8 p. por. S° Price 50 cts. Address A. T. Strange, Hillsboro, lU. 

Sturgis genealogy. Edward Sturgis of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1613-1695, 
and his descendants. Roger Faxton Stm-gis, editor. Boston, Mass., Stanhope 
Press, printed for private circulation, 1914. 88 p. S° 

Taylor genealogy. No. 48. Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 
Richard Taylor, tailor, and some of his descendants. By James W. Hawes. 
Yarmouthport, Mass., C. W. Swift, publisher and printer. The Register Press, 
1914. 36 p. 4° Price $1.50. Address Charles W. Swift, Yarmouthport, Mass. 

Whelden genealogy. No. 43. Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 
Early Wheldens of Yarmouth. By James W[illiam] Hawes. Yarmouthport, 
Mass., C. W. Swift, publisher and printer, 1914. 2 p. 8° 

New England genealogies. New England families, genealogical and memorial; 
a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and 
the founding of a nation. Compiled under the editorial supervision of William 
Richard Cutter, A.M. New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1914. 4 
vols. 5 + 560 + 29; 561 - 1104 + 29; 1105 - 1646 + 29; 1649a - 2227 + 
29 p. fcsm. pi. por, 4° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Bridge, Rev. Thomas, memoir. Thomas Bridge, first minister of the church in 
Fairfield, N. J. By Frank D[e Wette] Andrews. Vineland, N. J., privately 
printed, 1914. 26 p. 8° 

Gale, Francis Gilbert, Jr., memoir. In memoriam, Francis Gilbert Gale, Jr., 
born December 1, 1894; died August 27, 1912, Waterville, Que. n. p. n. d. 
56 + [1] p. por. 16° 

Loomis, Dr. Mahlon, memoir. Dr. Mahlon Loomis and wireless telegraphy. 
By Elisha S[cottl Loomis, Ph.D. Berea, Ohio, Berea Printing Co., 1914. 8 p. 
por. 12° 

Osbom, Francis Augustus, memoir. In memoriam Francis Augustus Osborn, 
1833-1914. n. p., privately printed, 1914. 15 p. por. 8° 

Parker, Lieut. Col. Moses, memoir. Lieut. Colonel Moses Parker, 27th Regi- 
ment of Foot of the Continental Army. By Capt. William Thornton Parker, 
M.D. Northampton, Mass., 1914. 20 p. pi. por. 8° Price 50 cts. 

Stevens, John Austin, memoir. A biographical sketch of John Austin Stevens. 
From the National Cyclopedia of American Biography. New York, James T. 
White & Co., 1914. [9] p. por. 16° 



1915] Recent Books 193 

Tucke, Rev. John, monument to. Dedication of a memorial to Rev. John 
Tucke, 1702-1773, Star Island, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire, July 29, 1914. 
With an address on Cant. John Smith by Justin Harvey Smith. Erected by 
Edward Tuck, dedicated by the New Hampshire Historical Society. 68 p. pi. 8° 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class of 1877. Class of '77 [biograph- 
ical records], 1877-1910. [Richard Augustus Hale, secretary.] Boston, Ed- 
ward W[inslow] Davis, 77, Puritan Press, n. d. 6 + 168 p. il. 8° 

Yale College, Class of 187 1. Biographies of the Class of 1871, Yale College, and 
report of the 40th anniversary reunion. By Isaac Ogden Woodruff, class secre- 
tary, assisted by The Class Secretaries Bureau. New Haven, The Tuttle, More- 
house & Taylor Co., 1914. 16 + 207 p. pi. por. 8° 

Yale College, Class of 1888. Quarter-century record of the Class of 1888, Yale 
College, 1888 — class history — 1913, vol. 6. By Bernard C[hristian] Steiner. 
Printed for the Class. [Baltimore, Waverly Press] 1914. 2 + 222 p. il. pi. 
por. 8" 

Yale College, Sheffield Scientific School. Biographical record of the Class of 
1887, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University. Compiled for the class by 
George C[onrad] Ham, with the assistance of The Class Secretaries Bureau. New 
Haven, 1913. 9 + 120 p. pi. por. 12'^ 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Massachusetts, marriages. Early IVIassachusetts marriages prior to 1800, 
as found on ancient court records of the counties of Middlesex, Hampshire, Berk- 
shire, and Bristol. Third book. Edited by Rev. Frederic W[illiam] Bailey, B.D. 
Published and copyrighted by F. W. Bailey. [Worcester, Mass., The Davis 
Press, 1914.] 209 + [2] p. S° Price $2.00. Address Rev. F. W. Bailey, Worces- 
ter, Mass. 

Massachusetts, record commissioner. Twenty-seventh report of the com- 
missioner of public records, 1914. By Henry E[rnest] Woods. Boston, Wright 
& Potter Printing Co., 1915. 9 p. 8° 

Rhode Island, imprints. Rhode Island imprints, a list of books, pamphlets, 
newspapers, and broadsides printed at Newport, Providence, Warren, R.I., be- 
tween 1727 and 1800. Providence, Standard Printing Co., 1915. 88 p. fcsm. 
map pi. 8° 

(6) Local 

Barre, Mass., epitaphs. [Barre, Mass.] The Caldwell burial ground. [Barre, 
Gazette Print, 1914.] 16 p. 16° From the Genealogical Department, Boston 
Evening Transcript of Nov. 25, 1914. 

Boston, Mass., history. Days and ways in old Boston. Edited by William 
S[idney] Rossiter. Drawings by Malcolm Fraser and Jacques Reich of the Art 
Staff of the Century Magazine, New York. Boston, R. H. Stearns & Co., 1915. 
144 p. fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8° Price 50 cts. Address R. H. Steams & Co., 
Boston. 

Heath, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Heath, Mass., to the year 1850. 
Boston, Mass., published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at 
the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 1915. 142 p. 8° 

Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y., records. Records of the town of Jamaica, Long 
Island, New York, 1656-1751. Edited by Josephine C. Frost. Published by 
the Long Island Historical Society. New York, The Lyons Genealogical Co., 
1914. Vols. 1-3. [3] + 454; 457; 448 p. 8° 

Lowell, Mass., history. Quaint bits of Lowell history, a few interesting stories 
of earlier days. By Sara Swan Griffin. Lowell, Butterfield Printing Co., 1913. 
112 p. pi. por. 8° 

Oakham, Mass., soldiers. Soldiers of Oakham, Mass., in the Revolutionary 
War,theWarof 1812, and the Civil War. By Henry Parks Wright. New Haven, 
Conn., The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1914. 10 + 325 p. fcsm, pi. por. 



194 Recent Books [April] 

8° Price S2.50. Address The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 123 Temple St., 
New Haven, Conn. 

Saybrook, Conn., history. " Old Deep River " (town of Saybrook, Conn.), 
An address delivered there by Frank J. Mather for the benefit of the Library 
Association; giving- a true account of the origin and early growth of a typical 
New England village. Printed for the benefit of the Deep River Public Library. 
[Deep River, Conn., The New Era Press, 1914.] 34 p. por. 8° 

Woodstock, Conn., vital records. Vital records of Woodstock, 1686-1854. 
Hartford, The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1914. 13 + 622 p. 8° Price 
$6.25. Address The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., Hartford, Conn. 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. Reception and 
entertainment of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachu- 
setts by the Honourable Artillery Company of London. 275th annual record 
of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1912-1913, 
and sermon by Rev. Edward A[ugustus] Horton, D.D., of Boston. Norw^ood, 
Mass., Norwood Press, 1914. [2] + 272 p. pi. por. 8° 

James Sprunt Historical Publications. The University of North Carolina. 
The James Sprunt Historical Publications. Published under the direction of 
The North Carolina Historical Society. Vol. 13, no. 2. Contents, The Harring- 
ton letters. J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, Henry McGilbert Wagstaff, editors. 
Chapel Hill, N. C, published by the University, 1914. 62 p. 8° 

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage book. 
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. By Sarah Hall 
Johnston. Mary Cooley Bassett, Historian General. Washington, D. C, 
1913-1914. Vols. 37-38 and Errata. [9] + 391; [10] + 399 p. il. por. 8° 

National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. History 
for the 16th year ending May 13, 1914. [Washington, D. C] 1914. 144 p. 8° 

New York City Colony National Society New England Women. Yearbook, 
1914-1915. Headquarters, Waldorf-Astoria, New York City. New York, 
Tobias A[lexander] Wright, n. d. 63 p. 16° 

Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Yearbook of The Colonial Dames 
of America. 1913-1914. New York. By the Publication Committee. Bos- 
ton-New York, The Barta Press, 1914. 31 p. 8° 

Western Reserve Historical Society. Tract no. 94. The Western Reserve 
Historical Society. Part 1, articles of incorporation, officers, membership, annual 
report for 1913-1914. Part 2, Seth Pease's journals to and from New Connecti- 
cut, 179&-1798. Cleveland, Ohio, 1914. 132 p. por. 4° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Atlases. A list of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, with biblio- 
graphical notes. Vol. 3. By Philip Lee Phillips. Washington, Government 
Printing Office, 1914. 137 + 1030 p. 4° 

Continental Congress, journals. Library of Congress. Journals of the Con- 
tinental Congress, 1774-1789. Edited from the original records in the Library 
of Congress, by Gaillard Hunt. Vol. 22. 1782, Janua,ry 1-August 9. Wash- 
ington, Government Printing Office, 1914. 9 + 460 p. 4° 

Ghent, treaty of. The treaty of Ghent, an address delivered before the New 
York Historical Society on its 110th anniversary, Nov. 17, 1914. By William 
Milligan Sloane, LL.D. New York, printed for the Society, 1914. 30 p. S° 

War of i8i2, history. Second war with England, sundry papers. [First 
paper, The Enterprise and Boxer, their naval combat, September 5, 1813; second 
paper. Seamen of the United States; third paper. Naval Combat of frigates, the 
United States and the Macedonian, October 25, 1812.] By Rev. Henry Otis 
Thayer. Bath, Me., The Times Co., n. d. 24 p. 8° 



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ENGLISH RESEARCH — STANDISH 



The Committee on English Research calls special attention 
to the important article in the Register for October, 1914, 
on the ancestry of Capt. Myles Standish. This article, which 
was secured for the Register at a considerable expense, indicates 
certain hnes along which further researches for the parentage of 
Capt. Standish may be made with a fair prospect of success. The 
author of the article has offered to carry on investigations in this 
promising field, without compensation for his time, if his expenses 
incurred in this additional work are guaranteed. The Committee 
solicits special contributions for the Standish research. 

Additional funds are also needed immediately for the con- 
tinuance of the general English Research work, which has been 
carried on so successfully by Miss Elizabeth French for the past 
i::^ years ; for, unless further subscriptions are received without 
delay, suspension of the work will be inevitable. 

Subscriptions, both for the special Standish fund and for the 
general English Research fund, may be sent to 

Charles S. Penhallow, Chairman, 
803 Seaks Building, Boston, Mass. 



queries 



Queries appear in the advertising pages of the Register; and all such matter is 
printed, without restriction as to subject or space, at the rate of ten cents for ten 
words, or fraction thereof, payable in advance. 

JIadley. — George Hadley, the first American ancestor of that name, settled at 
Ipswich, Mass., about 1G39, and had several children, among them a son Joseph. 
Wanted, any information as to Joseph's birth, marriage, or death, names of his 
cliildren and dates of their birth, and his place of residence. 

Wanted, information concerning the parentage of Benjamin Iladley and his wife 
Mehitabel, who lived at Groton, Mass., but who in 1743 purchased of Peleg 
Lawrence a farm in Westford, Mass., near the Littleton town line and bordering 
on the southeast corner of Forge Pond. He died probably after 17G1. 

Indian Orchard, Mass. Walter L. Spaulding. 

SMiTir-MoLTNTFORD-LEAR-FoGG-STOiiEK. — Information desired of Capt. Joseph 
Smith of Portsmouth, N.II., who died at York, Me., in 1821, aged 48, and his 
wife Polly Mountford, who died at Portsmouth in 1824, aged 44. Who were their 
parents or connections? They had daughters, Charlotte, who at one time lived 
with the Lear family at Portsmouth, and Martha Louisa, who married a Stillson. 
There was in the Lear family an Aunt Fogg and an Aunt Storer, and Polly Lear 
married Samuel Storer and became the motlier of llear-Admiral (ieorge Washington 
Storer. Polly was sister of Tobias Lear, Wasliington's secretary. 

226 West 58th Street, New York, N. Y. H. S. Mott. 



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DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS 



THOMAS W. BALDWIN 

41 Hawthorn Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Publisher of Patten Genealogy, Bacon Gen- 
ealogy, and Vital Records of Mass. Towns. 
Records searched and copied and genealogies 
prepared 

ALBERT EDW. BODWELL 

Room 1131, Kimball Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Genealogical Research. London Corre- 
spondence. Bodwell and other family histories 
in preparation. Coats of Arms correctly drawn 
for engraving and in colors for framing 

LAWRENCE BRAINERD 

Forest Hills, Boston, Mass. 



Genealogist 
Research Work 



Family Trees Prepared 
Terms on Application 



EDWIN M. CURRIER 

1638 Bridge Street, Dracut, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical Research 

Family Histories prepared 

Duston Descendants a Specialty 

MRS. WILLIAM ALLERTON DREW 

61 St. Botolph Street, Boston 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 

MISS M. B. FAIRBANKS 

P. O. address: 
Farmington, Me. 



FRANK A. GARDNER, M.D. 

23 North Street, Salem, Mass. 

Editor of '* Essex County Families " in Essex 
Inst. Hist. Coll. Author of " Massachu- 
setts Regiments in the Revolutionary War." 
SpeciaUst in Colonial and Revolutionary Mili- 
tary Service. Tel. Connection 



VIRGINIA HALL 



85 Upland Road, Cambridge, Mass. 



MRS. MARY LOVERING HOLMAN 

4 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, Mass. 

Genealogist and Heraldist 

Coats of Arms painted 
15 years experience 

MRS. LUCY A. IVEY 

13 Marshall Street, Watertown, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 



MRS. WILLIAM S. KELSEY 

62 Allston Heights, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

ORRA E. MONNETTE 
GENEALOGIST 

3101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca!. 

Specialties: Early New Hampshire and New 

Jersey Families, Huguenot Immigration 

WILLIAM LINCOLN PALMER 

P. O. Box 2388, Boston, Mass. 
Life Member N. E, Hist. Gen. Society 

Genealogical expert, English and American 

families traced. Correspondence invited 

Records examined anywhere 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middletown, Conn. 
Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of over 

ii,ooo gravestone inscriptions in 

Middlesex Co. 

CHARLES M. THATCHER 

Middleborough, Mass. 

Town, County, or State Records. Wills aad 
deeds searched for genealogy 

Have copied over i8,ooo cemetery inscrip- 
tions in Plymouth Co. 

WALTER ELIOT THWING 

65 Beech Glen Street 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Historical and Genealogical 
Researcher 



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DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS 



WILLIS PAGE TILTON 

64 Aspinwall Avenue, BrookJine, Mass. 

Historical and Genealogical Research. 
Coats of Arms correctly drawn and painted in 
water colors. Armorial Bearings of Ameri- 
can Families a Specialty. 

SUSAN COTTON TUFTS 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Former Genealogist of the Massachusetts 
Society of Colonial Dames 



JOSEPH EDWIN WOODS 

Barre, Mass. 

Genealogical Researcher 

Family Trees or Histories prepared 

Telephone, 87-2 

FLORENCE E. YOUNGS 

■ 1777 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Specialist in migrations from New England. 
Large collection of unprinted American and 
European records. Annual trips abroad 



ENGLISH GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH 



Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 

r^ESEAHCIX IIV EIVOLA]>fI> 

Expert Specialist on English Ancestry of Early Settlers of New England 

9 ASHBURTON PLACE, BOSTON, and 118 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

Cable Address, " Gardbart Boston " Cable Address, " Gardbart London " 

M:R^. THOS. 1ST. BLAOO 

(Life Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society) 

Honorary General Editor of the "Index Library" (British Record Society), and Chief 
Editor of Phillimore's Parish Register Series, undertakes searches for Private 
Clients in London, the Provinces, Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere 
Specialties : — English Parish Registers and Provincial Probate Courts 

124 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON 

:M[ISS ELIZABETIiL EI^EIVOH 

Record Searcher for the Committee on English Research of the New England Historic 

Genealogical Society 
6 HAYMARKET, LONDON, S. W. CABLES: "ELIFRENCH LONDON" 

E]VG;^LISri R-ESE^^KOH 

E. HAVILAND HILLMAN 

A Founder and Fellow of tbe Society of Geneal- 
ogists of London 
Member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 

4 Somers Place, Hyde Park, London, W. 

English, Scotch, and Irish Ancestry traced 



WANTED 

Facts or traditions about captives carried to Canada in the French and Indian 
Wars, for a book in preparation continuing the work of the late Miss C. Alice 
Baker. 

MISS EMMA L. COLEMAN, 

4-2 The Fenway, Boston, Mass. 



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Our expert service in printing an accurate, handsome genealogy is well 
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DAVID CLAPP & SON 

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Printers of the New England Historical and 
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THE TUTTLE COMPANY 

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Complete equipment and wide experience ii- 
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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1915 



THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
published quarterly, in January, April, 
July, and October. Each number con- 
tains on an average ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ng the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
,nd Biography of America, printed on dura- 
ble paper made especially for the Society, 
with an engraved portrait in each number. 
A complete index to each volume in the 
October number. Subscription, $4.00 per 
year in advance, commencing January. 
Current single numbers, SI. 00. Prices of 
I complete sets, of odd volumes, and of single 
numbers quoted on apphcation. Unobjec- 
ionable advertisements accepted at rea- 
onable rates. 

Consolidated Index of the New England 
:Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 
1-50. Index of Persons A to Z, Index of 
Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
the complete work, bound in cloth, 4 vols., 
$100. 

The Register with its Consolidated 
Index is indispensable to family historians, 
genealogists, and all persons seeking in- 
jrmation about American famihes. The 
umber of complete sets in existence is 
imited, and their value is constantly 
ncreasing. 



ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Senry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 
jleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
?rly followed up, wiU enable the geneal- 
ogist to pursue in the mother country 
nvestigations which without such aid 
•ould be practically imoossible. 2 vols., 
i43 pages. Cloth. ' SIO.OO 

Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 
ourt of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
-^ndon, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 607 pages, 1366 
v^illa, comprising about 40,000 names of 
)er8on3 and over 10,000 names of places. 

$6.00 

Smigrants. Emigrants from England, 

1773-1776. 1913. 206 pages. S4.00 

Jmigrants. List of Emigrants to America 

from Liverpool, 1697-1707. 1913. 

55 pages. SI. 00 

'esearch in England. An essay to aid 

the student. Lea. 1905. 36 pages. 

$1.00 I 



VITAL RECORDS 

Massachusetts Vital Records. The 
Births, Marriages, and Deaths recorded in 
towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
ing to the year 1850, taken from the 
original records of the town, arranged in 
alphabetical order, printed on paper made 
especially for the Society, and bound in 
cloth. These books are most useful to 
those seeking genealogical information 
about ancestors who lived in these towns. 

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Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 pages. 
Alford, 1902. 32 pages. 
Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 
Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 
Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 
Belhngham, 1904. 222 pages. 
Billerica, 1908. 405 pages. 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
Chihnark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Gr. Barrington, 1904. 89 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Heath, 1915. 142 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
Holliston, 1908. 358 pages. 
Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 
Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 
Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 
Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 
Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 
Medford, 1907. 469 pages. 
Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 
Middlefield, 1907. 138 pages. 
Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 
New Braintree, 1904. 163 pages. 
Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 
Norton, 1900. 405 pages. 
Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 
Pelham, 1902. 177 pages. 
Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 
Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 
Richmond, 1013. 113 pages. 
Rochester, 1914. 2 vols., 768 pages. 
Scituate, 1909. 2 vols., 909 pages. 
Stow, 1911. 270 pages. 
Sturbridge, 1906. 393 pages. 
Sudbury, 1903. 332 pages. , 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



$3.25 



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Tiflbury, 1910. 244 pages. 
Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 
Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 
Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 
Washington, 1904. 57 pages. 
Wayland, 1910. 160 pages. 
W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 
W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 

pages. 
Williamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 
Worthington, 1911. 159 pages. 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols, i-g, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volumes 
IS replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
email edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, S3. 00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, $2.00 each; vols. 6-9, 
$1.00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Waters. Memoir of Henry FitzGilbert 
Waters, A.M. Hosmer. 1914. 17 pages, 
with portrait and autograph. $0.50 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth families in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. ^ $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher famihes in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Belknap. The English ancestry of Abra- 
ham Belknap. Belknap. 1914. 20 
pages. $0.75 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The family of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. Woods. 1907. 
10 pages, $0.50 



Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 

1875. 67 pages. $1.50 
Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. $0.75 

Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of his 

hfe with a record of his earher de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eames of W^oburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loring. 

1908. 17 pages. $0.75 

Eastman. History and genealogy (rf 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. $3.00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton. 

1886. 260 pages. $3.00 

Finney. The Finney family of Bristol, 

R. I. Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Rumney 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 

pages. SO . 75 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gage 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1908. 

12 pages. $0.7^ 

Gerrish. The Gerrish family of Bostci 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish; 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.75 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Getchell 

of Salisbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909. 

10 pages. $0.50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of tbe 

Gillson and Jillson family. Jillson. 

1876. 266 pages. Cloth. $2.50 
Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut 

Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0.7^ 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
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Metcalf famihes. Harris. 1861. 5^ 
pages. Cloth. $2.0* 

Haynes and Noyes. Descendants o: 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noye^ 
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Hill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
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Hills. Ancestry and descendants of Wil- 
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Holmes. The descendants of George 
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432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Huntoon. PhiUp Hunton and his de- 
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Jones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
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Kimber. Descendants of Richard Kimber 
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Lakin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
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Lay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
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Levet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
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Lillibridge. Thomas Lilhbridge of New- 
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LiTcnnore. The Livermore family of 
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Manning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
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Moore. Some descendants of John Moore 
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Page. Table showing ancestors and de- 
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Palmer. Some descendants of William 
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Remington. Thomas Remington of Suf- 
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Rising. James Rising of SuflSeld, Conn., 
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Russell. The descendants of John Rus- 
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Sargent. Some descendants of Digory 
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Savage. Major Thomas Savage of Boston 
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Sherburne. Some descendants of Henry 
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Sumner. Record of the descendants 
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Treadwell. Thomas Treadwell of Ips- 
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The New England Historic Genealogical Society is publishing, by a fund set apart 
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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



JULY, 1915 



HON. EZRA SCOLLAY STEARNS, A.M. 

By Otis Grant Hammond, A.M., of Concord, N. H. 

Ezra Scollay Stearns, a resident member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society from 1894 and its Vice-President from 
New Hampshire for the years 1897-1903, died unmarried at Fitch- 
burg, Mass., 9 March 1915. He was born at Rindge, N. H., 1 Sep- 
tember 1838, a son of Samuel and Mary Fitch (Moore) Stearns, and 
v/as seventh in descent from Isaac^ Stearns, who came from Nayland, 
CO. Suffolk, England, and settled at Watertown, Mass., in 1630, 
through Samuel,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ Isaiah,^ Daniel,^ and SamueF 
Stearns, his father. 

His early life was in no way different from that of the ordinary 
youth, born in a rural community and lacking the advantages and 
luxuries that wealth could procure. He acquired such education as 
the common schools of his town could give him, but a college course 
was not within his means. He did his best to overcome this hard- 
ship by persistent private study and a wisely selected course of 
reading, and in this way he prepared himself, as well as possible, for 
the future. So successful was he that at the age of twenty years he 
was appointed an instructor in Chester Institute at Chester, N. J., 
where he remained four years, until 1862. Teaching, however, did 
not appeal to him as a life work, and he returned to New Hampshire. - 
Newspaper work was his next venture, and for a time he was editor 
and manager of the Chronicle at Fitchburg, Mass. Why he did not 
remain in journalism will always be a mystery to his friends, as he 
had the keen intellect, the judgment, and the literary ability which, 
combined, produce our great editors. Possibly the business manage- 
ment of a paper was not agreeable, and his experience was at a time 
when few papers were strong enough to maintain a separate depart- 
ment for this work. The editor was the whole paper. Later Mr. 
Stearns became associated with Mr. Joel Wellington in the Union 
Box and Lumber Company of Rindge, with whom he remained many 
years. 

But manufacturing did not claim his entire attention. His ability 
in public affairs was apparent to the people of Rindge, and in 1864, 
at the age of twenty-six years, he was sent as a Republican to repre- 
sent the town in the Legislature, where he was appointed a member 

VOL. LXIX, 13 



196 Ezra Scollay Stearns [July 

of the Committee on Education. Re-elected in 1865, he was pro- 
moted to the chairmanship of that committee; in 1866 he served as 
chairman of the Committee on Elections; and in 1867 he held the 
same chairmanship, and was a member of the Committees on Judici- 
ary and Fisheries. 

During the term of 1865 his ability and capacity for hard work 
were conspicuous. The opportunity came to him to render a dis- 
tinguished service to the government, and so well did he perform his 
duty that he was at once recognized as a political asset to the entire 
State, a reputation which he never lost. The proposition that the 
State should assume the war expenditures of all cities and towns v/as 
brought before the Legislature, and Mr. Stearns, Levi W. Barton, and 
David D. Ranlet were appointed commissioners to investigate. The 
credit of the State was in danger. This bill involved the assumption 
by the State of $5,000,000 of town debts, in addition to the then State 
debt of about 14,000,000, and the prospect threatened New Hamp- 
shire's standing in the money market. The work of the commission 
necessitated the auditing of the war expenditures of ever}^ city and 
town in the State, and when a report was rendered against the bill 
the House showed its confidence in the commissioners by following 
their advice in an overwhelming vote. 

In 1870 Mr. Stearns was again sent to the House, and served as a 
member of the Committee on Railroads. A senator in 1887, he was 
appointed chairman of the Committee on Revision of Laws, and a 
member of the Committees on Judiciary, Agriculture, and Elections. 
Returned to the Senate in 1889, he was given his former chairmanship 
and was made a member of the Committees on Banks, Manufactures, 
Claims, and Towns and Parishes. In 1891 he consented to an elec- 
tion to the House of Representatives, and was appointed chairman of 
the Committee on Railroads, and a member of the Committee on 
Elections. 

But during all this time Mr. Stearns's historical and genealogical 
inclinations continued to assert themselves, nor were they repressed. 
His first work was a history of his native town, Rindge, published in 
1875, and this was followed in 1887 by the ''History of Ashburnham, 
Massachusetts." These two books took place immediately as models 
of local history and genealogy, and still stand as the finest types of 
the old-time town history, written upon a plan which has not yet been 
improved. Dartmouth College recognized his ability as an historian 
and genealogist by conferring on him in 1887 the honorary degree of 
Master of Arts. He edited the genealogical volume of the ''History 
of Littleton, New Hampshire," published in 1905, wrote the "History 
of Plymouth, New Hampshire," published in two volumes, 1906, and 
was editor-in-chief of the "Genealogical and Family History of the 
State of New Hampshire," published in four volumes, 1908. His 
last work was the "Early Generations of the Founders of Old Dun- 
stable," published in 1911, although at the time of his death he had 
in manuscript, and practically completed, a volume continuing his 
"History of the Town of Rindge" down to the present time. For 
many years he was a contributor to the pages of the Register, the 
last note from his pen appearing in the issue for January 1913. 



1915] Ezra Scollay Stearns 197 

He possessed the instinct for genealogy as few men have ever 
developed it. The original locations of the early settlers of New 
England, their increase and expansion, their emigrations in search 
of new lands upon which to maintain later generations, their inter- 
marriages, and all the cross currents of life in a new country, so con- 
fusing to most of us, were as an open book to Mr. Stearns. Often 
was he seen to glance through a genealogical sketch compiled by 
another person, a stranger to him, of a family in which he was not 
especially interested, and to point to a certain statement and say 
''That isn't right." When asked how he knew that the compiler was 
wrong, he would say ''I don't know, exactly, but I know that it is 
wrong." Then, after a few moments spent in research in his excellent 
library, he would almost invariably prove his contention. 

The secret of his wonderful ability in this work lay in the fact that 
he knew where to look for information on almost any early New Eng- 
land family one might name, for he knew their comings and their 
goings. He read genealogy for pleasure, as most of us read the latest 
issue of a favorite magazine. A new genealogy of a family in which 
he may once have had a problem was surely taken to bed with him, 
and pored over until Nature reminded him of the labors of the day 
which had passed and the perplexities of the day to come. 

In his earlier life he liked a horse, nor did he lose this interest until 
his residence in Fitchburg removed the necessity of a horse as a part 
of his daily life. While living in Concord Mr. Stearns bought a horse 
whose beautiful lines pleased his fancy; and within forty-eight hours 
he was in the State Library in quest of horse genealogy, and Wal- 
lace's ''Register" was immediately added to his library. 

In 1891, while serving as a member of the House of Representa- 
tives, Mr. Stearns was elected Secretary of State, where again his 
capacity for handling public affairs was manifested in a high degree. 
In this same session an Australian ballot law was passed, and the work 
of organizing the entire system of compiling, printing, and issuing 
the ballots, and counting and returning the votes, devolved upon him. 
So well and so permanently was this vast labor done that his system 
is still in use in that office, modified only as amendments to the ballot 
law have made modifications necessary. 

To him the archives of New Hampshire owe much. It was through 
his efforts that the entire body of papers, records, and maps of the 
Masonian Proprietors was donated to the State in 1891 by Mr. Robert 
Cutts Peirce, descendant of the last clerk of the Proprietors. These 
papers were afterwards pubhshed by the State in volumes 27, 28, and 
29 of the series of "State Papers." Again it was through his per- 
sistence that the Provincial probate records, deeds, and court records 
and files, all of date prior to the division of the Province into counties 
in 1771, were reclaimed by the State from the custody of Rocking- 
ham County, where they had remained by geographical circumstance. 
In the early part of the Revolutionary War the Provincial records 
were removed from Portsmouth to Exeter for greater safety, and, as 
Exeter became the shire town of Rockingham County in 1771, the old 
records remained there for lack of any public recognition of the fact 
that they were properly a part of the archives of the State. These 



198 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [July 

ancient probate records are now being published anriong the "State 
Papers," and two volumes have already been issued. 

Mr. Stearns resigned the office of Secretary of State in 1899, and 
returned to private life at Rindge. Shortly afterwards he removed 
to Fitchburg, Mass., where he passed his remaining years. The 
Fitchburg Historical Society owes its new home largely to his energy 
and interest, and his contributions to the publications of that Society 
are many and of great value. In addition to his membership in the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, he belonged also to the 
New Hampshire Historical Society and to the American Antiquarian 
Society, and he was a corresponding member of several other his- 
torical societies. 

For the ordinary recreations of man he cared nothing. His rest 
was in his flowers. His roses were his children, and he loved and 
tended them as a mother. 

Politics, genealogy, and roses! A curious mixture, one would 
think. And yet they are not so inconsistent. In politics he made 
friends of the living, in genealogy, of the dead. His flow^ers were his 
friends, and they returned his love in beauty. He cared most for 
the details of life. Genealogy is all detail, and flowers are details of 
nature. 

A keen humor brightened his life and all about him. As a friend 
and host he was superb. To his legion of friends he was always 
^'Ezry," for they could not even think of him in a less affectionate or 
more formal way. His work was good, and his heart was great. He 
was a genial, loyal, courteous gentleman. He spoke no evil. 



THE CLINTON FAMILY OF CONNECTICUT 

Compiled by Mrs. E. J. Clinton of Clintonville, Conn., and communicated by 
Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of Ne^ Haven, Conn. 

[Concluded from page 171] 

44. Thomas^ Clinton (Ebenezer,^ Thomas,^ Thoynas,^ Lawrence^), 
born at New Haven 8 Feb. 1779, lived at Derby, where he 
died about Nov. 1808. He married Sarah , who mar- 
ried secondly Isaac Blake of Derby and died 22 Dec. 1816. 
Children: 

i. Jared T.,6 b. at Derby Nov. 1798; d. at New Haven 31 May 1861; 
m. (1) at New Haven, 27 Oct. 1822, Celinda Dorman, b. abt. 
1796, d. 15 Nov. 1845, dau. of Edinund and Rachel (Warner) of 
Hamden; m. (2) at New Haven, 8 Nov. 1846, Mrs. Electa 
Blakeslee, who died at Watertown 2 Feb. 1887, aged 85. Chil- 
dren by first wife: 1. Sarah J.,^ d. 8 Mar. 1904; m. 11 Sept. 
1843 David L. Jones. 2. Eliza J., b. abt. 1827; d. at New Haven 
18 Sept. 1846. 3. Amanda P., b. 10 Jan. 1830; d. 25 Jan. 1908; 
m. 13 Dec. 1848 George W. Gorham, who d. 11 Oct. 1908. 4. 
Mary Barnes, b. 4 July 1832; d. 9 Aug. 1914; m. (1) at West 
Haven, 8 Apr. 1852, Charles Sherman of Oxford; m. (2) Bennett 
Jerrolds of Yalesville. 5. A daughter, d. at New Haven 20 Nov. 
1837, aged 2 weeks. Child by second wife: 6. Charles T., b. 
15 Dec. 1847; d. 24 July 1852. 

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iii. Isaiah, d. unm. at sea. 

iv. Wyllis, b. abt. 1804; d. 2 Oct. 1825, aged 21 (records of St. James'a 
Church, Derby). Administration on his estate was granted to 
David H. Clinton. 

V. Rebecca Jennet, m. at New Haven, 25 July 1826, Leman Baldwin, 
who d. 5 July 1835, aged 35. On 14 Mar. 1825 Rebecca Jennett 
Clinton of New Haven conveyed to her grandmother, Elizabeth 
Clinton of Derby, one undivided fifth part of land (Derby Deeds, 
vol. 23, p. 234). On 25 Apr. 1829 Jared T. Clinton, Leman Bald- 
win and Rebecca Jennett Baldwin his wife, and Elias Clinton of 
New Haven conveyed to Sarah wife of Wilham Wooster of Devby 
(ib., vol. 25, p. 390). 
62. vi. Elias W., b. abt. 1809. 

45. Ebenezer^ Clinton (Ehenezer,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), 

baptized at Derby 12 July 1789, lived at Derby, and died 

9 or 11 Apr. 1834, aged 45 (records of St. James's Church). 

He married Abigail , who died 6 or 8 Aug. 1837, aged 

48 (ih.). Administration on her estate was granted to Almon 

Smith of Derby. Her name may have been Smith, although 

it was given as Teltow by a son. 

Children : 

Anson E.,^ b. at Seymour 1813. 
Lyman Albert, b. 23 Apr. 1815. 

Isaiah Smith, removed from Derby to Mayport, Fla.; m. at Derby, 
Apr. 1838 (church records), or 2 Aug. 1838 (town records), Mary 
Ann Blake. Children: 1. Augusta M.,'' m. G. Frank Duke of 
Lake City, Fla. 2. DeWitt, of Wellborn, Suwanee Co., Fla. 3. 
Laura A., m. Martin B. Bartholomew of Jacksonville, Fla. 

iv. George H., b. at Derby 1821; d. at Hartford 2 July 1879; m. at 
New Haven, 21 Jan. 1853, Eliza J. Marks, who m. (2) Dr. Jairus 
F. Lines. Child: 1. George TF.,' b. 1 Apr. 1856; d. aged abt. 
2 years. 

V. John A., b. 1824; d. at Cabotsville, Mass., 19 Oct. 1845, aged 21 
(gravestone at Derby). 

vi. Wyllis Lucius, b. 1826; bapt. at St. James's Church, Derby, 20 
July 1836, as Willis Julius, s, of Widow Ebenezer Clinton; d. at 
Charleston, S. C, 15 Dec. 1873; m. Laura Sanford of Newtown, 
who d. 2 Sept. 1874, aged 52. Children: 1. Jane Louise,'^ b. at 
Derby 21 Sept. 1850; d. 1 Feb. 1864. 2. Samuel Willis, b. at 
New Haven 1 Feb. 1853; living at Mayport, Fla., 1875; probably 
d. before 1880. 3. Anna Sanford, b. at New Haven 12 July 1858; 
d. at Derby 16 Sept. 1864. 

46. JoRN^ Clinton (John,^ John,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born at 

Ballston, N. Y., 25 Mar. 1776, died at Willet, N. Y., 17 June 

1858, and was buried at Hazard's Corners, Triangle, Broome 

Co., N. Y. He married Lemira Doty, who died 19 June 

1835, aged 52 years. In his youth he taught school, and 

later became a carpenter. He removed to Triangle, Broome 

Co., and afterwards to German, Chenango Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Orilla,' d. in Iowa; m. Covey. 

ii. Polly, d. in Chautauqua Co., N. Y.; m. Shaft. 

65. iii. Ormond D., b. at Triangle, Broome Co., N. Y., 4 Dec. 1807. 

iv. Joel, d. at Springfield, Bradford Co., Pa. 

V. Phebe, d. at Springfield, Bradford Co., Pa.; m. Doty. 

vi. Elias D., b. 22 Sept. 1815; d. at Willet, N. Y., 6 May 1891. 

vii. David, supposed to have been lost on the propeller Phoenix, which 
was destroyed by fire on Lake Michigan within sight of Racine. 



200 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [July 

47. Simeon^ Clinton {John,^ John,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born at 

Ballston, N. Y., 3 Feb. 1779, was killed by lightning at Ark- 

wright, N. Y., 29 Apr. 1858. He married Sarah Adams, 

born at Fly Creek, N. Y., 6 Feb. 1785, died 30 Dec. 1874. 

Children : 

i. Phebe,6 b. Nov. 1803; d. 7 Sept. 1887; m. — Burnham. 

ii. James, d. 30 July 1894. Children: 1. DeWittJ 2. Sarah, m. 

Palmer. 3. Elizabeth, m. Palmer. 4. A daughter. 

iii. Mary, b. 28 Dec. 1813; d. 14 Nov. 1900; m. Ackles. 

iv. A DAUGHTER (triplet), b. 1820. 
V. A DAUGHTER (triplet), b. 1820. 
vi. Sally (triplet), b. 1820; d. 1898; m. Milton Cole, b. 1813, d. 1874. 

Their son, Charles C. Cole, was town clerk of Arkwright, N. Y., 

1875. 

48. JoEL^ Clinton {John,^ John,^ Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), born at Ball- 

ston, N. Y., 7 June 1784,* was drowned at Toddsville, N. Y., 
19 Apr. 1835. He married, 14 Feb. 1813, Mary Matthew- 
son, born at Woodstock 19 July 1791, died at Clintonville, 
N. Y., 11 Apr. 1870. 
Children: 

i. Jane,^ b. 2 Apr. 1814; d. at Ceoperstown, N. Y., 23 Nov. 1894; m. 

25 Dec. 1834 James Sullivan Robinson, b. 14 Aug. 1810, d. 

26 Oct. 1880. They lived at Cornish, N. Y. 

ii. LuciNA, b. June 1815; d. at Clintonville, N. Y., 30 Oct. 1876. 
iii. Harriet, b. 1817; d. at Adams, Mass., 2 Oct. 1839. 
iv. Mary, b. 22 Nov. 1818; d. 26 Oct. 1893; m. 19 May 1842 William 
Lake, b. 1 Jan. 1819, d. 14 Aug. 1890. 

66. V. Andrew Beers, b. in Otsego Co., N. Y., 23 Sept. 1820. 

67. vi. William Matthewson, b. 2 May 1822. 

vii. Sarah Maria, b. 23 Apr. 1824; Idlled at Cleveland, Ohio, 2 Dec. 
1905, being struck by a frightened team of horses; m. in Boeton, 
Mass., 23 Dec. 1847, Rev. Orren Perkins, b. at Savoy, Mass., 
11 Aug. 1823, d. in Chicago, III, 30 Oct. 1880. She was president 
of the Cleveland W^oman's Suffrage Society, treasurer of the 
County Federation of the W^oman's Christian Temperance Union, 
and editor of The True Republic, a religious periodical. She was 
noted also as a public speaker, and spent her life in the cauee of 
various reforms. Children: 1. Mary Frances, b. at Bernardsto-n, 
Mass., 18 Sept. 1849; m. 6 Nov. 1872 John Keeling Pearson, b. 
6 Mar. 1849, d. 11 Aug. 1894; two children: John Calder and 
Mary Keeling. 2. Florence Clinton, b. at Stiirley, Mass., 28 Dec. 
1854; valedictorian of her class at Vassar College, 1875. 3. 
Emma Maude, b. at Winchester, N. H., 8 Mar. 1859; valedictorian 
of her class at Vassar College, 1879; professor of Latin at the 
College for Women, Western Reserve University. 

viii. Cyrus Henry, b. 1826; d. 2 Nov. 1901; served in the Civil War; m, 
29 Oct. 1863 Emeline Smith, b. 22 May 1830. Children: 1. 
Mary S.,"^ m. Lewis Dyer. 2. Emma D., b. 1870; to. Fred Smith 
of Athol, Mass. 3. A child. 

ix. Celia Ann, b. 1828; d. Aug. 1876; m. William Matthewson. 

49. Truman^ Clinton (Simeon,^ Lawrence,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), 

born, probably at Bethlehem, about 1776, probably spent 
his youth in Woodbridge, and died about 1816. He married 
at Morris, 22 June 1797, Rhoda Peck, who died about 1816, 
daughter of Elijah and Hannah (Harrison). After the death 
of Truman Clinton and his wife their family was scattered. 

• The date of hie birth as given supra, p. 160, is incorrect. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 201 

Truman Clinton's position in the Clinton family has been 

determined by the statement of his son Oliver that Truman 

had a brother Simeon and that Truman's daughter Hannah 

lived with her grandmother Ford. 

Children : 

i. Anna Parmalee,^ b. at Litchfield 10 Oct. 1799; d. at Woodbridge 
27 July 1818; m. 2 July 1818 Henry Newton, b. abt. 1799, d. at 
Woodbridge 3 Nov. 1819. 

68. ii. Almon, b. in Connecticut. 

iii. Hannah, ra. abt. 1832 Sherman Chauncey Newton, s. of Enoch 
and Anne (Clinton), bapt. May 1802, d. 22 Nov. 1845 (gravestone 
at Woodbridge). 

69. iv. Freeman, b. in Pennsylvania. 

V. Oliver, settled at Cooperstown, N. Y. Children: 1. Truman PP.' 
2. Ellen Maria, m. Leonard of Cooperstown. 

50. Simeon^ Clinton (Anson* Simeon,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), born 

at West Haven 26 July 1799, died at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
12 Apr. 1863. He married, 30 Oct. 1830, Nancy Smith, 
daughter of Bradford. In his marriage record he is said to 
be of Waterbury. 
Children : 

i. George D.^ 

ii. Frederick Henry, m. Rhoby Ann Allen. Child: 1. Louis Adel- 
hert,"^ b. at Grand Rapids, Mich., 13 Feb. 1868; m. 16 Sept. 1892 
Florence Ada Seage; assistant agriculturist, Cornell University 
Experiment Station, 1895-1902; director of Storrs Agricultural 
Experiment Station, 1902-1912; in the service of the U. S. Dept. 
of Agriculture since 1912. 

51. Charles C.^ Clinton (Anson,* Simeon,^ Thomas,^ Lawrence^), 

born at West Haven 9 Mar. 1806, died in New Jersey 7 Nov. 

1894. He married, 10 Mar. 1830, Maria Barnett, daughter 

of Jabez and Harriet W., born 31 May 1811, died at New 

Haven 4 Feb. 1885. After her death he removed with his 

son James Barnett to Passaic, N. J. 

Children: 

i. Harriet Maria,« b. 19 Dec. 1830; d. 30 July 1831. 

ii. Charles F., of Jersey City, N. J., b. 25 May 1832; d. 2 Feb. 1900. 

iii. James Barnett, b. 12 July 1834; d. at Soldiers' Home, Vineland, 

N. J., 12 Sept. 1913; m. 10 Nov. 1868 Valeria C. Penrose; 

served in the Civil War as captain in the First Connecticut Light 

Battery. Children: 1. James Wilkinson,'^ of Passaic, N. J., b. 

29 Aug. 1869. 2. Charles Paul, of Los Angeles, Cal., b. 17 Sept. 

1871; m. 25 May 1896 Mary Frances Dove. 3. Mary Ada, b. at 

New Haven 14 Mar. 1875; m. 17 June 1897 Charles R. Nev/man. 

4. Anna Hoffman, b. 1 Dec. 1880; d. 25 Aug. 1885. 
iv. Ann Maria, b. 18 Sept. 1839; m. at New Haven, 14 Jan. 1873, 

Albert G. St. John, who was of Jersey City, N. J., 1888, and of 

Los Angeles, Cal., 1913. 

52. George Nelson^ Clinton (Joseph Benedict,* Joseph,^ Joseph,^ 

Lawrence^), born 1 Sept. 1806, died 5 June 1879. He married 
first, 24 Jan. 1836, Jane Ann Gibes, born 22 June 1817, died 
30 Oct. 1847; and secondly, in 1847, Mrs. Mary (Thomp- 
son) DowiE, who died 6 July 1875, aged 65. 
Children by first wife: 



202 The Clinton Family of Connecticid [July 

70. i. John Waterbury,^ b. 21 Nov. 1836. 

ii. George Fields, b. 3 Sept. 1838; d. 10 June 1840. 
iii. Mary Antoinette, b. 10 Sept. 1841; d. 9 Sept. 1844. 

Child by second wife: 
iv. Georgianna, b. 15 May 1852. 

53. James Bert^ Clinton (Simeon,^ Joseph,^ Joseph,'^ Lawrence^), 

born at Patterson, N. Y., 23 Jan. 1795, removed to Peekskill, 
N. Y., about 1842. He married, 16 Mar. 1816, Mary Ann 
LocKYER, born 12 Sept. 1799, died 6 Nov. 1869. 
Children : 

i. Morris Edwin,^ b. 14 Dec. 1816; d. 12 July 1899; m. 21 Oct. 1841 
Marietta Minor, b. 15 Mar. 1821, d. 4 Aug. 1893. Children: 
1. George,"^ b. 1842; d. in infancy. 2. Charles Edwin, b. 14 Oct. 
1843; d. 8 Aug. 1868. 3. Jane Crosby, b. 21 Oct. 1845; m. 16 
Jan. 1868 Francis A. Allen, b. 18 Feb. 1845, d. 1 Mar. 1890; fouf 
children. 4. Kate, b. 18 Aug. 1856. 5. Carrie Louise, b. 27 Aug. 
1859; d. 15 June 1902; m. 3 June 1886 Thomas D. Husted, b. 
18 Sept. 1860, d. 10 Jan. 1895; two children. 

ii. Benjamin, b. 19 June 1819; d. 6 Aug. 1871; m. 2 Mar. 1842 Cath- 
arine T. BucKBEE, who d. 6 Aug. 1871. Children: 1. Isabel,'^ b. 
1846; m. Edward Franks; one child. 2. Carrie, d. aged 5 years. 

3. Frank, d. aged 14 years. 

iii. Catharine Mary, b. 19 Jan. 1821; d. 7 Nov. 1852; m. 18 July 1844 
James R. Porter, b. 7 Dec. 1815, d. 5 May 1861. Children: 1. 
Mary Aurelia, b. 5 June 1845; d. 31 May 1913; m. Martin Moses, 
b. 11 Sept. 1846; five children. 2. James P., b. 28 June 1847; d. 
5 Feb. 1848. 3. Katharine Clinton, b. 3 Sept. 1850; m. 3 July 
1878 Reuben Kidner of Boston, Mass., b. 18 Mar. 1848; one child. 

4. Grace, b. 21 July 1852; m. 8 May 1877 WilUam Croswell, b. 20 
Apr. 1851. 

iv. James Eraser, b. 14 Oct. 1822; d. 14 Oct. 1824. 

V. Grace Ann, b. 20 July 1825; d. 18 Jan. 1910; m. 19 May 1852 

Joseph Simonds of Boston, Mass., b. 13 May 1809, d. 1 June 1882. 
vi. James Eraser, b. 22 Feb. 1827; d. 19 Mar. 1855. 
vii. Frances Jane, b. 24 June 1829; d. 8 Dec. 1903; m. (1) 8 Oct. 1850 

William Minor, b. 24 Jan. 1827, d. 28 Dec. 1853; m. (2) 13 Feb. 

1861 Bolivar Newberry. 
viii. Caroline, b. 26 July 1831; d. 25 Dec. 1874; m. 14 Oct. 1863 Henry 

Abbott, who d. 17 Nov. 1874. 
ix. Margaret Malvina, b. 16 Oct. 1833; m. 14 June 1865 Humphrey 

R. Potter; lived at Windham, Greene Co., N. Y, 
X. Joel Crosby, b. 1 Feb. 1836; d. 27 Aug. 1903; m. 1855 Mary 

Cassells, b. 4 July 1839, d. 19 Apr. 1882. Children: 1. James 

F.,'' b. 31 Mar. 1857; d. young. 2. Fanny, b. 3 Aug. 1858; m. 

29 Dec. 1875 G. F. Mott; two children. 3. Lucy, b. 13 Feb. 1860; 

d. 30 Oct. 1912; m. George Drurer; three children. 4. Eliza, b. 

15 Sept. 1863; m. 14 Oct. 1886 Arthur Peacock. 5. Benjamin 

(twin), b. 17 June 1866. 6. Grace (twin), b. 17 June 1866; d. 

May 1911. 7. George, b. 2 Apr. 1868. 

71. xi. William Henry, b. 17 July 1839. 

54, Lyman^ Clinton {David, ^ Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ Lawrence,^ 

Lawrence^), born at Wallingford 21 Mar. 1818, died at North 
Haven 30 Jan. 1888. He married, 24 Nov. 1841, Lavinia 
Blakeslee. 

Children, born at North Haven: 

i. Margaret Lavinia,^ b. 10 Mar. 1843; m. 25 Oct. 1866 George 
Spencer Vibbert, b. 10 Jan. 1843, d. 9 Aug. 1914. 

ii. Julia Josephine, b. 14 June 1844; m. 10 Oct. 1867 Edward S. 
Miner. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 208 

iii. David Lawrence, postmaster at Clintonville, dealer in agricultural 
implements, b. 11 June 1849; m. 14 Sept. 1869 Fannie M. Vib- 
BERT, b. 8 July 1850, dau. of Nelson and Lucy A. (Hosmer). 
Child: 1. Gertrude,^ b. 5 Jan. 1879; m. 16 May 1900 Edwin B. 
Stevens, b. 30 Apr. 1870. 

iv. Lyman Frederick, b. 18 Aug. 1854; m. in 1876 Ida A. Marks, b. 
6 Apr. 1854, dau. of George B. and Julia A. (Eaton). Children: 1. 
Blanche L.,^ b. 23 Oct. 1876; m. 16 May 1900 William W. Stevens, 
b. 8 July 1867. 2. Inez J., b. 13 Sept. 1878; m. 30 June 1897 
Alfred W. Brooker, b. 3 Jan. 1873. 3. George Raymond, of Hunt- 
ington, L. I., b. 24 Apr. 1887; m. 11 June 1910 Jessie Smith; two 
children. 

V. Anson Blakeslee, dealer in pianos, b. 24 Jan. 1857; m. 29 Dec. 
1879 Mary Stiles, b. 18 Dec. 1856, dau. of Hobart. Children: 
1. H. Wilson,^ b. 16 May 1881; m. Oct. 1901 Anna Bannell; two 
children. 2. Sliles DeWitt, b. 11 Jan. 1889; m. at Denver, Colo., 
Sept. 1910, Lura Lucille Mixer; two children. 3. Mildred, b. 
14 Aug. 1891. 4. Sarah, d. 15 Nov. 1893, aged a few days. 

vi. Delia Eunetia, b. 25 Jan. 1859; m. 6 Oct. 1888 Willoughby Eli 
Fowler, b. at Guilford 6 Oct. 1860. 

55. Merritt Julius^ Clinton {Jesse,^ Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ 

Lawrence,^ Lawrence^), born at Wallingford 23 June 1826, 
lived at North Haven, and died 11 Apr. 1879. He married, 
24 Apr. 1850, Emily Blakeslee, born 9 Aug. 1831, died 
5 Feb. 1911. 

Children, born at North Haven: 

i. Origen C.,7 b. 26 Aug. 1851, d. s.p. 13 July 1897. 

ii. MiLO C, b. 29 Sept. 1853; d. 17 Oct. 1906; m. 3 May 1877 Hattib 
M. Smith, b. 23 Nov. 1857, d. 12 Apr. 1897. Children: 1. Flora 
B.,^ b. 23 Sept. 1878; d. 14 June 1883. 2. Lina B., b. 29 Oct. 1881 ; 
d. 20 May 1894. 3. Clarence M., b. 19 Apr. 1887; d. Aug. 1901. 

iii. Frank R., b. 15 July 1855. 

56. Isaac Bassett^ Clinton (Jesse,^ Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ Law- 

rence,^ Lawrence^), born at Wallingford 2 July 1834, lives at 
Wallingford. He married, 12 May 1858, Grace A. Allen, 
born 18 July 1839, daughter of Hiram and Nancy (Button). 
Children, born at Wallingford: 

i. Evelyn B.,"^ b. 7 May 1859; m. 14 Feb. 1888 Florence A. Redfield, 
b. 16 July 1863. Child: 1. Leroy W.,^ b. 24 Nov. 1889. 

ii. Friend, b. 20 June 1862; m. 2 Aug. 1888 Helen G. Clark, b. at 
Middletown 17 Jan. 1866. 

iii. Elbert, b. 15 June 1872; m. in 1898 Clara G. Sanford, b. at Ham- 
den abt. 1876. Children, b. at Hamden: 1. Helen Priscilla,^ h. 
17 Sept. 1898. 2. Olive Atwaler, b. 14 Nov. 1902. 

57. Edwin Jesse® Clinton {Jesse,^ Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ Law- 

rence,'^ Lawrence^), born at Wallingford 4 Sept. 1836, lives 
at Wallingford. He married first, 11 Apr. 1859, Cornelia 
TuTTLE, born 14 Aug. 1842, died 24 Mar. 1885; and secondly, 
20 Jan. 1886, Eliza J. Arthur, born at Kingston, Jamaica, 
18 Dec. 1853. 
Children by first wife, born at Wallingford: 

i. Andrew D.,^ b. 7 Sept. 1862; m. 21 May 1885 Lucy A. Bishop, b. 

10 July 1861. Child: Charles,^ b. at North Haven 15 Mar. 1901. 
ii. Ida L., b. 30 Aug. 1871; m. Heinrich Vollhardt, b. at Frankfurt 

am Main, Prussia, 21 July 1870. 



204 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [July 

Child by second wife, born at Wallingford: 

iii. Joseph Arthur, of Hartford, b. 12 June 1888; m. 21 Oct. 1910 
Nellie L. Treat, b. 5 Nov. 1888, dau. of Frederick and Nellie 
(Pope). Child: 1. Edwin Treat,^ b. 3 June 1913. 

58. Elizur Zerah^ Clinton {Jesse,^ Jesse Eton,^ Lawrence,^ Law- 

rence,^ Laivrence^)y born at Wallingford 18 Sept. 1847, died 
9 Sept. 1902. He married first, 10 Nov. 1869, Julia A. 
Bishop, born 1 May 1850, died 10 Apr. 1873; and secondly, 
3 Dec. 1873, Ella J. Palmer, born 25 June 1849, daughter 
of Timothy and Sybil (Barnes) . 

Children by second wife, born at Wallingford: 

i. Robert J.,^ b. 6 Feb. 1875; m. 21 Apr. 1898 Hilda Matilda Oi^en. 
Children: 1. Charlotte Ella,^ b. 27 Feb. 1899. 2. Ruth Ernestine, 
b. 16 June 1901. 3. Lillian Justine, b. 11 Jan. 1904. 

ii. Bessie, b. 28 Mar. 1878. 

iii. LovELL E., b. 5 June 1883; d. 31 Dec. 1909. 

iv. Dora Palmer, b. 17 Mar. 1889; m. 19 June 1912 Robert Wolcott 
Youngs of Wallingford. 

V. Jennie Frances, b. 16 Apr. 1891; m. 19 Oct. 1910 Charles Aron- 

SON. 

59. Urial P.^ Clinton (Norman,^ Henry, ^ Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ 

Lawrence^), born at Potsdam, N. Y., 14 Jan. 1824, lived at 

Clintonville, Wis. He married first, at Waukesha, Wis., 13 

Mar. 1846, Mary C. Bowman, who died at Clintonville, 

N. Y., 22 June 1857; and secondly, 12 Oct. 1858, Mrs. Anna 

E. (Finch) Webb, who died in Dec. 1894. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Martha M.,^ of West Rutland, Vt., b. 23 Apr. 1848. 

ii. Charles C, b. 23 Nov. 1850. 

iii. Mary A., of West Rutland, Vt., b. 25 May 1853; living unm. 

iv. Alfred N., b. 15 Aug. 1855; d. j^oung. 

V. William H., of Clintonville, Wis., b. 11 June 1857; m. 30 Nov. 1883 

Emma C. Lorrey. Children: 1. Emma,^ b. 1 Dec. 1884; d. 10 Dec. 

1884. 2. George T., b. 13 July 1886. 

Child by second wife: 
vi. Philip P., b. 9 Jan. 1872. 

60. Luman W.^ Clinton {Norinan,^ Henry, ^' Henry, ^ ? Shuhael,^ 

Lawrence^), born at Potsdam, N. Y., 5 Aug. 1830, was a 
member of Company I, Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantr}^, and 
was killed in battle at Perry ville, Ky., 8 Oct. 1862. He married 
at Milwaukee, Wis., 8 Jan. 1854, Sarah Ann Sharp, born at 
Gambler, Ohio, 30 Nov. 1835, daughter of Rev. John and 
Elizabeth. 
Children: 

i. Eva Louisa,^ b. at Menasha, Wis., 23 Oct. 1854; m. at Waupun, 

Wis., 31 Dec. 1880, James E. Russell. 
ii. Emma May, primary teacher in public schools, Waukesha, Wis., b. 

at Milwaukee, Wis., 22 Sept. 1856. 
iii. Horace Irving, b. at Menasha, Wis., 28 Oct. 1858; d. 26 Mar. 1859. 
iv. Jambs Luman, of Colorado Springs, Colo., photographer, b. at 

Clintonville, Wis., 15 June 1860; m. 5 May 1887 Emily D. Pres- 

coTT, dau. of Isaiah of Madison, Wis. Child: 1. Claude,^ b. 13 Feb. 

1893. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 205 

V. Lulu Kate, b. at Menasha, Wis., 19 Dec. 1862; drowned in Lake 
Mendota, Madison, Wis., 4 July 188L 

61. Royal Wells^ Clinton {Lyman, ^ Lyman,^ Henry, ^ ? Shubael,'^ 

Lawrence^), lumber dealer, born at Colebrook 1 Mar. 1823, 
died at Newark Valley, N. Y., 20 Mar. 1895. He married, 
16 May 1844, Anna C. Knapp, daughter of William and 
Rosanna. In 1866 he was appointed one of the railroad 
commissioners for the bonding of his town for the construc- 
tion of the Southern Central Railroad, and in 1873 he became 
a dnector of that road. He held many local offices, and in 
1890 was elected to represent his assembly district in the 
State Legislature. 

Children, born at Newark Valley, N. Y. : 

i. Ella J.,' b. 20 Apr. 1845; m. at Newark Valley, N. Y., 22 Nov. 
1865, Morris Elwell. 

ii. Austin William, B.S. (Cornell, 1872), b. 11 Mar. 1850; m. 18 Oct. 
1875 Alice J. Davis. He removed to Galeton, Pa., before 1893, 
and in 1896 lived at Binghamton, N. Y. Children: 1. Leigh C.,^ 
b. 3 July 1878. 2. Harry, b. 15 Nov. 1879. 3. Luis, b. 4 July 1881. 
4. Helen, b. 14 Apr. 1883. 5. Carrie. 

iii. Arthur J., b. 3 Mar. 1856; m. 15 June 1880 Addie Rays. He lived 
in 1893 at Galeton, Pa., and in 1896 at Elmira, N. Y. Children: 
1. Edith iC.,8 b. 8 Aug. 1881. 2. Leonard R., b. 22 June 1885. 

62. Elias W.^ Clinton {Thomas,^ Ebenezer,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 

Lawrence^), born about 1809, died at New Haven 20 Apr. 

1880. He married first, at Derby, 12 May 1837, Eliza 

Thomas, born about 1809, died 19 Oct. 1850; and secondly, 

at Derby, 25 Sept. 1851, Juliet Wheeler of Oxford. 

Child by first wife : 

i. Wallace W.,^ m. (1) Sarah Frances , who d. at Derby 

26 Apr. 1872, aged 36; m. (2) at Derby, 10 Aug. 1875, Mercy 
TuTTLE. Child by first wife: 1. A daughter,^ b. 26 Dec. 1862. 

63. Anson E.^ Clinton (Ehenezer,^ Ebenezer,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 

Lawrence^), born at Seymour in 1813, died at West Haven 
9 Aug. 1878. He married Nancy M. Carpenter, born at 
Monroe about 1814, died 30 Oct. 1881. He and his family 
lived at West Haven. 
Children : 

i. Frances A.,^ b. abt. 1840; d. 8 Jan. 1899; m. at New Haven, 

16 Jan. 1861, John Wallace. 
ii. Nancy M., b. abt. 1842; d. 3 May 1847. 
iii. Charles H., b. abt. 1844; m. 2 Dec. 1866 Caroline McIntyre, b. 

in New Jersey abt. 1844. Children: 1. Fannie M.,^ b. abt. 1867; 

ni. 1 Jan. 1894 Levi E. Dudley. 2. Charles, b. 1 Apr. 1870. 3. 

Lillian, b. 22 Apr. 1872. 
iv. Mary E., b. abt. 1845; d. 3 May 1847. 
V. John A., b. abt. 1848; d. 10 Sept. 1912; m. Hattie Amelia Rice, 

b. abt. 1854. Cliildren: 1. Walter //.,« b. 5 Aug. 1871; m. 19 Oct. 

1905 Louise M. Foster of Meriden. 2. Irving Beach, b. 15 July 

1873; d. 23 Aug. 1876. 3. Susan Frances, b. 16 Nov. 1878; rn. 

9 Apr. 1895 Philip E. Wilson. 4. Nellie Amelia, b. 24 Dec. 1885. 
vi. Benjamin Edward, b. Apr. 1850; d. 15 Nov. 1886; m. Effib W. 

Hubbell, b. a-bt. 1853, who m. (2) 17 Mar. 1889 Leonard W. 

Rogers. Children: 1. Ejjie L.,* b. 10 Apr. 1870; m. William Col- 



206 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [July 

bert. 2. George E., b. 20 May 1872; m. 6 Mar. 1892 Phoebe 
Henrietta Porter. 3. Almira Delphine, b. 12 Oct. 1874; d. 31 Jan. 
1875. 4. Ella M., b. 3 Jan. 1876; m. 8 Apr. 1894 Frank Davis. 

5. Clarence W., b. 15 June 1878; d. at New Haven 13 June 1887. 

6. A daughter, b. 18 May 1881; d. young. 

vii. William W., b. abt. 1851; m. 5 Aug. 1872 Mary Jane Manning, b. 

at Bangor, Me., 20 May 1855, d. at West Haven 4 June 1903. 

Children: 1. Hiram Isaiah,^ b. 11 July 1874; m. 10 Feb. 1892 

Matilda C. Porter. 2. Louis M., b. 25 Sept. 1875; d. 30 Sept. 

1875. 3. Benjamin Daniel, b. 5 Oct. 1876. 4. Anna A., b. 9 Nov, 

1878; m. 25 Oct. 1899 Joseph H. Spoze. 5. William Anson. 6. 

Marshall H., b. 1 Jan. 1885. 7. James Edward, b. abt. 1887; m. 

28 Oct. 1908 Eva A. La Chapelle. 
viii. Frank A., b. 30 May 1853; m. (1) 30 June 1872 Olietta Shattuck 

of Springfield; m. (2) 19 June 1893 Mrs. Fannie M. (Peck) 

Oaks. Cliildren by first wife: 1. Essie,^ b. 8 Mar. 1874; d. 

. 2. Arthur B., b. 6 Apr. 1876. 3. Ida Emma, b. at Bristol 

8 May 1880; d. at New Haven 16 July 1883. 
ix. Mary E., b. 14 Apr. 1855; m. Truman Wallace. 
X. Freddie, b. 27 Oct. 1857; d. 28 Jan. 1858. 

64. Lyman Albert^ Clinton {Ehenezer,^ Ehenezer,^ Thomas,^ 

Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), born 23 Apr. 1815, lived at Derby and 
New Haven. He married first, 6 Apr. 1837 (Trinity Church 
records, Sej^mour), Jennette Minerva Blake, born at 
Hamden about May 1817, died at New Haven 13 Jan. 1881, 
daughter of Isaac, Jr.; and secondly, at Derby, 6 Apr. 1884, 
Ellen R. Cadw^ell. 
Children by first wife : 

i. DeWitt F.,7 b. 1837; d. 4 Apr. 1869 (gravestone at Derby); m. 

Mary Ann Osborne. Child: 1. Eva Jane,^ b. 20 Jiily 1860; d. 

15 Aug. 1860 (New Haven records). 
ii. Marshall E., b. 16 July 1841; resides in Sonora, Mexico, 
iii. Sarah E., b. 3 June 1847; m. at Derby, 8 May 1872, Frederick B. 

Dibble. 
iv. Thomas (twin), b. and d. 27 June 1849. 
V. Theron Thomas (twin), b. 27 June 1849; d. 11 Jan. 1852. 
vi. Henry T., b. 27 Apr. 1854; d. at New Haven 3 Nov. 1862. 
vii. Mary E., b. 30 Sept. 1856; m. 14 May 1879 Charles Redfield. 

65. Ormond D.^ Clinton {John,^ John,'^ John,^ Thomas,'^ Lawrence^), 

born at Triangle, Broome Co., N. Y., 4 Dec. 1807, died at 
German, Chenango Co., N. Y., 18 June 1881, and was buried 
at Greene, Chenango Co., N. Y. He married at Virgil, 
Cortland Co., N. Y., 9 Aug. 1840, Almira Payne, born at 
Leicester, R. I., 17 Nov. 1816, daughter of William and Lydia 
(Barnes). 
Children: 

i. DeWitt,^ b. 3 Mar. 1847; d. 18 Oct. 1849. 

ii. Jane, b. 12 Apr. 1849; m. 19 Sept. 1871 Lorenzo D. Leach. 

iii. Phebe, b. 20 May 1852; m. 13 June 1874 George Schonten. 

iv. Eugene, lawyer, b. 13 Jan. 1855; m. 10 Jan. 1884 Bertha L. John- 
son of Greene, N. Y. No issue. 

V. Mary, b. 19 Sept. 1856; m. 8 Feb. 1877 Charles C. Curtis of 
McDonough, N. Y. 

vi. Charles, lawyer, b. 2 Aug. 1858; m. 15 Sept. 1880 Emma Fosgate 
of German, N. Y. He was school commissioner, Second District, 
Chenango Co., N. Y., 1890, and was twice re-elected. Children: 
1. Almira L.,8 b. 5 Jan. 1882. 2. Hattic M., b. 22 Feb. 1884. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 207 

3. Charles D., b. 14 Sept. 1886. 4. George C, b. 17 Mar. 1889. 
5. Julian B., b. 22 Feb. 1892. 
vii. Emma, b. 2 June 1861; m. 30 Nov. 1880 John S. Mason of Mc- 
Donough, N. Y. 

66. Andrew Beers^ Clinton (Joel,^ John,^ John,^ Thomas,^ Law- 

rence^), born in Otsego Co., N. Y., 23 Sept. 1820, died at Mil- 
ford, Otsego Co., N. Y., 4 Sept. 1900. He married first, 
1 Dec. 1843, Hannah Montgomery, born 12 Aug. 1822, died 
Dec. 1865; and secondly, in 1869, Alida Van Syke. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Susan Victoria,' b. 14 Feb: 1847; d. Sept. 1870; m. Danvers 

Dana Henry. 
ii. Andrew Jackson, b. 23 Sept. 1848; d. Aug. 1850. 
iii. Sidney, b. 3 May 1854; m. Anne Dingman. Children: 1. Ethel.^ 

2. Edith. 3. Nellie. 
iv. Hannah Jane, b. at Coloma, Wis., 6 July 1856; d. at Morris, 

Otsego Co., N. Y., 31 July 1875. 
V. William Henry, b. in Waushara Co., Wis., 5 Oct. 1858; m. Mary 

Ellen Brockway. Children: 1. Jennie May,^ b. 10 Dec. 1886; 

d. 10 Feb. 1887. 2. Carrie Elizabeth. 3. Sidney Andrew, b. 

19 May 1890. 4. Adelbert Franklin, h. 27 Jan. 1893. 5. Sarah 

Bell Perkins, b. 10 Apr. 1895. 
vi. Carrie, b. 31 Aug. 1862; adopted by H. K. Murdock, whose wife 

was a cousin. 

67. William Matthewson^ Clinton (Joel,^ John,^ John,^ Thomas,'^ 

Lawrence^), born 2 May 1822, died 21 Feb. 1880. He married 
first Julia Elma Leonard, born in 1818, died 8 Dec. 1852; 
and secondly Calcina B. Terry, born 29 Oct. 1827, died 
19 Aug. 1899. _. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Julia Elmina,^ b. 16 May 1844; m. 18 Oct. 1864 Cortland W. 

SwARTOUT, b. 1842, d. abt. 1901. 
ii. DeWitt William, b. 5 May 1846; m. (1) Lucy A. Abbott; m. (2) 

. Children by first wife: 1. Frank. ^ 2. Paul. 

iii. George Willard, b. 18 Oct. 1848; d. 27 Aug. 1890. 
iv. Harriet Elma, b. 28 Nov. 1852; m. Charles Davison. 

Children by second wife: 

V. Ella Evangeline, of Oneonta, N. Y., b. 24 July 1854. 
vi. Jessie Mary, b. 19 Oct. 1855; d. 18 Apr. 1863. 
vii. Anna Belle, b. 5 Mar. 1857. 
viii. John Paul, b. 2 Apr. 1861; d. 3 Apr. 1863. 
ix. Fannie Cory, of Oneonta, N. Y., b. 22 Oct. 1864. 
X. Abbie Matthewson, deputy county treasurer of Otsego Co., N. Y., 
b. 22 Nov. 1866. 

68. Almon^ Clinton (Truman,^ Simeon,'^ Lawrence,^ Thomas,'^ 

Lawrence^), born in Connecticut, settled in Susquehanna Co., 

Pa. He married Polly Carpenter. 

Children: 

i. Uriah/ of Woodbridge, m. Caroline Coleman, who d. Oct. 1870, 
dau. of William and Hannah. Children: 1. Loranda,^ b. abt. 
1845; m. 6 May 1866 Dr. Albert Porter of New Haven. 2. Alsun 
Scott, of New Haven, b. abt. 1847; d. 1874; m. 17 Feb. 1868 
Harriet Griswold; liad issue. 3. A child, d. young. 4. Jewett, of 
New Milford, Pa., m. (1) Arabella Lewis; m. (2) Katherine 
Connelly; four children by first wife and three children by second 



208 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [July- 

wife. 5. Julian S., of Stratford, b. 19 Nov. 1859; m. at Stratford, 
1881, Mary E. Judson; six children. 

ii. Sally H., m. Edwin Judd of Waterbury. 

iii. Ira D., of Woodbridge and Waterbury, m. . Children: 1. 

Emvia.^ 2. Ada. 

iv. Edwin, of Susquehanna Co., Pa. 

V. Henry, of Woodbridge, d. at Aiken, S. C; m. 30 Sept. 1862 MAR5f E. 
Roberts. Children: 1. Harriet E.,^h. at Seymour 11 Sept. 1864. 
2. Louis (twin). 3. Lulu (twin). 4. Alice (twin), b. 18 Aug. 1869; 
d. 24 Aug. 1869. 5. Allie (twin), b. 18 Aug. 1869; d. 26 Aug. 1869. 
6. Henry E., of Litchfield, b. 19 Nov. 1873. 

69. Freeman^ Clinton {Truman,^ Simeon,'^ Lawrence,^ Thomas,^ 

Lawrence^), born in Pennsylvania, lived in Woodbridge and 
Westville, Conn., and died in Woodbridge about 1861. He 
married, 14 July 1836, Sarah Alling, born at Woodbridge 

5 Dec. 1815, died at New Haven 19 May 1902, daughter of 
Isaac and Sally. 

Children: 
i. Mary A.,^ b. 12 July 1837; m. 2 Aug. 1860 William Warren 

HOTCHKISS. 

ii. Clarissa Elvira, b. 27 May 1840; d. 29 Sept. 1863; m. at Bethany, 
29 Aug. 1860, Charles Edward Wooding. 

iii. James George, b. 25 Sept. 1844; corporal in the Civil War; killed 
in the Battle of Fredericksburg, 13 Dec. 1862. 

iv. Charles E., b. 22 Sept. 1846; m. (1) 7 Dec. 1870 Mart E. Bradley, 
b. at Orange 10 June 1845, d. at New Haven 1 Mar. 1903; m. (2) 
27 Mav 1911 Grace Conley. Children by first Tvdfe: 1. Edson 
E.,^ b.'^abt. 1872; m. (1) 7 Feb. 1892 LilUan Latimer; m. (2) 

; two children by first wife. 2. Daisy E., b. Nov. 1875; 

m. 18 Sept. 1906 Dr. Stanley B. Woodruff of Bavonne, N. J. 3. 
George Henry, b. 10 Nov. 1882; m. 22 Mar. 19lf Jennie I. Gran- 
chett. 

V. Lawrence W., b. at Woodbridge 23 Apr. 1849; d. at New Haven 
11 Jan. 1894; m. at W>st Haven, 21 June 1883, Ellen S. Smith, 
who m. (2) 23 Oct. 1895 Walter F. Judd. Children: 1. Sarah 
Eliza,^ b. 8 May 1884; m. 6 Oct. 1909 Floyd Andrew Beecher. 2. 
Willis Harrison, b. 19 July 1888; d. 17 Aug. 1890. 

70. John Waterbury^ Clinton {George Nelson,^ Joseph Benedict,* 

Joseph,^ Joseph,"^ Lawrence^) was born 21 Nov. 1836. He 
married at Polo, 111., in Jan. 1861, Carrie Perkins, born 

6 Dec. 1839. 
Children: 

i. GeorglinnV b. 23 Nov. 1861; d. 13 Nov. 1863. 

ii. Evangeline, b. 7 Mar. 1863. 

iii. George Perkins, botanist. Conn. Agricultural Experiment Station, 

b. 7 May 1867; m. at Pekin, 111., 9 Aug. 1892, Anna Lightbody. 

Child: 1. Harry Lightbody,^ b. 13 July 1893. 
iv. John DeWitt, b. 16 Nov. 1871; d. 18 Oct. 1905. 
V. Bertie F., b. 16 Dec. 1873; d. 16 Aug. 1875. 
vi. Edgar Marcellus, b. 21 May 1877; m. 23 June 1904 Eugenia 

Thomas. Children: 1. Edga/r Thomas,^ b. 3 Sept. 1906. 2. John, 

d. aged a few days. 3. Eugenia Marcella, b. 9 Oct. 1911. 
vii. Anna LuciLE,sb. 30 Dec. 1880. 

71. William Henry* Clinton (James Bert,^ Simeon,* Joseph,^ 

Joseph,"^ Lawrence^), born 17 July 1839, died 3 June 1906. 
He married, 16 Mar. 1864, Eliza D. Denike, born 8 Mar. 
1844. 



1915] The Clinton Family of Connecticut 209 

Children : 

i, Helen/ b. 15 Aug. 1865; d. 3 Sept. 1905; m. 8 June 1893 Caspar 
DeWitt Dyckman, b. 2 Aug. 1863. Two children. 

ii. Fred Denike, b. 28 Feb. 1867; d. 25 Dec. 1895. 

iii. Margaret Potter, b. 13 Nov. 1870; ra. 15 Jan. 1903 Joseph M. 
Fox, b. 26 May 1868. 

iv. William Henry, b. U Aug. 1872; m. 25 Apr. 1905 Anna M. Han- 
cock, b. 6 Apr. 1882. 

V. Charles Edwin, b. 21 May 1876; m. 17 Apr. 1900 Margretta H. 
Kavana. Child: Charles Edwin,^ b. 17 June 1909. 

vi. Frank Newbury, b. 25 Oct. 1878; m. 27 Dec. 1905 Lucy N. Sutton, 
b. 8 May 1880. Children: 1. Lucy Allen,^ b. 24 Feb. 1907. 2. 
Muriel Elizabeth, b. 5 Apr. 1910. 

vii. Arthur Wadsworth, b. 20 May 1884. 

viii. Robert Depew, b. 5 Aug. 1887. 

ADDENDUM 
ELA COLLINS AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

Compiled by Miss Caroline Clinton Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio 

1. Hon. Ela^ Collins {Oliver,* Jonathan,^ Robert,^ John^ of Guil- 
ford, Conn.) v»^as born at Meriden, Conn., 14 Feb. 1786, son of Gen. 
Oliver and Lois (Cowles), and died at Lowville, N. Y., 23 Nov. 1848. 
He married at Lowville, N. Y., 11 July 1811, Maria^ Clinton (23, 
ii, vide Register, vol. 69, p. 161), born at Southwick, Mass., 4 May 
1791, died at Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 Sept. 1871, daughter of Rev. Isaac^ 
and Charity (Welles). 

Ela Collins was educated at Clinton Academy, now Hamilton 
College, and held many offices of trust and honor. He was super- 
visor of the town of Lowville, a member of the New York Assembly in 
1814, attorney for the Northern District of New York, and in 1821 
a member of the convention held to amend the constitution of the 
State of New York. In 1822 he was elected to the Eighteenth Con- 
gress of the United States. For many years he was a trustee of 
Lowville Academy. 

Children, born at Lowville, N. Y. : 

i. Caroline Clinton,^ b. 31 Aug. 1812; d. at Lowville, N. Y., 15 Sept. 
1832. 

ii. Edward Cowles, b. 10 Sept. 1814; d. at Lowville, N. Y., 6 Nov. 
1835. 

iii. Maria, b. 29 Apr. 1816; d. at Lowville, N. Y., 3 Oct. 1846. 
2. iv. William, b. 22 Feb. 1818. 

V. George Ela, b. 31 Mar. 1820; d. at Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 June 1846. 

vi. Francis, of Columbus, Ohio, lawyer, b. 8 Aug. 1822; d. at Columbus 
31 Aug. 1882; m. at Columbus, 27 Oct. 1852, Helen Kelley, 
dau. of Alfred and sister of his brother William's wife {vide infra, 
2). He was educated at the Lowville (N. Y.) Academy, and in 
1841 received an appointment to the U. S. Military Academy 
at West Point, where he was graduated in 1845 with the rank of 
second lieutenant in the Fourth Artillery. On the outbreak of the 
Mexican War he engaged in active service and was wounded at the 
Battle of Contreras in 1847. He was promoted to the rank of 
first lieutenant "for gallant and meritorious conduct " in that 
action and in the Battle of Churubusco. After two years more of 
service in Florida he resigned from the Army and studied b.w at 
^ Cincinnati, Ohio, removing in 1852 to Columbus. There he spent 

the remainder of his Ufe, filling many j)ublic and responsible 
positions. 



210 The Clinton Family of Connecticut [July 

3. vii. Isaac Clinton, b. 2 Jan. 1824. 

viii. Sarah Welles, b. 8 Dec. 1825; d. 7 Nov. 1847; m. 5 Apr. 1847 
Professor David Porter Mayhew of Spencertown, N. Y., who 
d. at Detroit, Mich., 28 May 1887. 

ix. Emily, b. 20 Jan. 1829; d. 26 Oct. 1853. 

X. Henry, b. Sept. 1830; d. 10 Aug. 1831. 

xi. Harriet Anne, b. 15 Sept. 1833; d. at Cincinnati, Ohio, 26 Jan. 
1902; m. at Cleveland, Ohio, 7 Mar. 1854, John Williamson 
Herron, b. at Shippensburg, Pa., 10 May 1827, d. at Cincinnati 
5 Aug. 1912. He was a graduate of Miami College, Oxford, Ohio, 
was a member in 1872 of the Third Constitutional Convention of 
the State of Ohio, was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison, 
27 Jan. 1890, U. S. district attorney for Southern Ohio, and was a 
member of the Ohio Assembly in 1896-97. Children: 1. Emily 
Collins, b. 28 May 1856; m. 3 Apr. 1878 Gustavus Parsons, grand- 
son of Judge Gustavus Swan; eight children. 2. Jane Wills, b. 
9 Feb. 1858; na. 2 May 1878 Charles Anderson, b. Dec. 1854, d. 
1906; three children. 3. Francis, d. young. 4. Helen, b. 2 June 
1861; m. 19 June 1886 Hon. WilUam Howard Taft, President of 
the United States (1909-1913), b. 15 Sept. 1858, a. of Alphonso 
and Louise M. (Torrey); three children. 5. Katherine, d. young. 
6. Maria Clinton, b. 12 Oct. 1864. 7. William Collins, b. 17 July 
1866; m. June 1895 Jane Espy; four children. 8. Agnes Linn, d. 
young. 9. John Williamson, b. 16 May 1870; m. at Washington, 
D. C, 27 May 1896, Georgia Mai Aldrich; two children. 10. 
Eleanor Freudenburg, b. 1 June 1874; m. 17 Mar. 1903 Professor 
Louis Trenchard More of the University of Cincinnati. 11. Lucy 
Hayes, b. 8 Nov. 1877, and bapt. in the White House; m. (1) 
3 Jan. 1903 Thomas McKennan Laughhn of Pittsburgh, Pa., who 

d. ; m. (2) at Washington, D.C., 26 Apr. 1915, Hon. Henry 

F. Lippitt, U. S. Senator from Rhode Island. 

2. Hon. William^ Collins (Ela^), born at Lo^^^ille, N. Y., 

22 Feb. 1818, died at Cleveland, Ohio, 18 June 1878. He 

nmrried, 22 Nov. 1847, Jane Kelley, born 20 Feb. 1820, 

died at Cambridge, Mass., about 1896, daughter of Alfred 

(an early statesman of Ohio) and Mary Seymour (Welles). 

In 1846 he was elected to Congress from the Northern District 

of New York. After the death of Ela Collins in 1848 the 

old home at Lowville was broken up, and William Collins 

settled at Cleveland, Ohio, residing on Euclid Avenue. 

Children : 

i. Frances,^ b. 19 Jan. 1850. 

ii. Frederick Kelley, of Newton, Mass., A.B. (Harvard, 1874), b. 

7 June 1851; m. 15 Oct. 1894 Margaret Wilson. No issue, 
iii. Walter Stow, A.B. (Harvard, 1876), b. 12 July 1854; d. 5 Dec. 

1893; m. 5 July 1883 Florence Nelson Gaston of Scran ton, Pa. 

Children: 1. Marjorie Stow,^ b. 8 Aug. 1885. 2. Kenneth, b. 10 Jan. 

1893. 
iv. Mary, b. 7 June 1857; d. 1 Mar. 1860. 
V. Alice, b. 26 June 1859; d. 20 Aug. 1859. 

3. Isaac Clinton^ Collins {Ela^), born at Lowville, N. Y., 2 Jan. 

1824, died at Cincinnati, Ohio, 29 July 1879. He married, 
3 Feb. 1852, Emily Hopkins Ruth, born at Baltimore, Md., 
in 1827, died at Cincinnati 17 July 1898. After receiving the 
degree of A.B. at Yale in 1846 he studied law in New York 
City, and removed to Cincinnati in 1849. Here he formed a 
partnership with Stanley Matthews (afterwards an associate 



1915] Diary of James Parker 211 

justice of the Supreme Court of the United States) and Sam- 
uel B. Keyes; later he took his brother-in-law, John W. 
Herron, into partnership. He was a member of the Ohio 
Legislature in 1858-59, and was appointed a judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas in 1882. 
Children, born at Cincinnati, Ohio: 

i. Caroline Clinton/ b. 28 July 1853. 

ii. Elizabeth Keyes, b. 18 Sept. 1856. 

iii. Maria Clinton, b. 30 May 1860. 

iv. Emily Ruth, b. 16 Sept. 1861. 

V. Clinton, of Cincinnati, Ohio, A.B. (Harvard, 1886), LL.B. (Cin- 
cinnati Coll., 1887), b. 15 Nov. 1863; m. at Louisville, Ky., in 
1899, Edith Betts, dau. of Joseph Wallace and Margaret (Young). 
Children: 1. Clinton,^ b. Feb. 1901. 2. Francis, b. 12 Apr. 1902. 
3. Joseph, b. July 1904. 4. William, b. July 1910. 

vi. Harriet Herron, b. 18 Sept. 1865; m. 18 June 1890 Dr. Samuel 
Ellsworth Allen. Children: 1. Ruth Collins^ b. 3 Aug. 1895. 
2. Margaret Nye, b. 7 Aug. 1899. 

Additions and Corrections 

Supra, p. 58. John^ Clinton (9) had, besides the nine children there given, a 
daughter Mary; and it was she, instead of Elizabeth, who married Abraham 
Marvin of Fly Creek, N. Y., born in 1762. 

James Powers and Lois Clinton, both of New Haven, were married at Wood- 
bridge 30 July 1765. They had a child who was baptized at Trinity Church, 
New Haven, and soon afterwards they removed to Farmington. The parent- 
age of this Lois Clinton has not been discovered. 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A. B., of Shirley, Maas. 

[Continued from page 127} 

[1777, January] 

2 I and my wife went to Jonas Parkers & had a set Down 

3 I went to Frost's to hear Mr. Cutler Preach. 

6 Edmund Longley & wife was taken into Church. 

15 at Night I & my wife & a Number of others went & Had a set Down at 

John Egertons 
24 Egerton Helped me mend my hand irons &c. 
26 One M^^ Gilmore Preached without Notes 
30 I made some Buttons for my Great Coat or Rocklow. 

[February] 

3 I had a new Great Coat or Rocklow finished off this Day. 

12 I went to Elijah Wildes's to hear Doc^ Parker Preach. 

24 John Egerton & his wife, John Todd & his wife, John Sollondoyn & wife, 
Jonas Parker & wife, all came to my house to Supper sollondoyn & wife 
& Egertons wife Stayed aU night. Todd & his wife w^it to Jonases oame 
to my house to Breakfast 

[March] 
3 the Little soldiers came home. 

VOL. LXIX. 14 



212 Diary of James Parker [J^ty 

7 Brother Levi, Phinehas, Jonas, Daniel Woods & their wifes came to my 
house to Dinner, after that we went to Egertons & left the women, then 
wee went to Haskells & took a Drink & Back to Egertons, then Had a Set 
Dowii, then Levi came to my house, then we scattered, the Next Day they 
went to Groton 

[April] 

1 Jonathan Pratt was at my house. 

30 Jest at night I went to the New School House but we did not settel about 
it. . . all this week the Money makers in Tow[n] Sam^^ Tarbell & a Num- 
ber of others 

[May] 

2 At night I went to see about the School house. 

15 I went to Town meeting we subscribed 28 Dollars a man. I gave 10 
Dollars Viz Jonathan Davis, Amos Dole, Ezra Smith, W™ Bartlett Jr., 
Asa Holden all Inlisted for 3 years &c, Old M'" Simon Conant 

19 Prudence Warner came to Live at my House this Day 

[June] 

20 I went with Harper* to Randalls after a girl 

21 I went to Groton Capt Hazen with me & Notify Josiah Sawtell of a 
meeting at Littleton. I summoned W™ Bolton &c. 

[July] 

111 went to Capt Hazen to see him after his Troyal at Boston with Gen^ 

Prescott & old fifej 
15 Ye news came that Ticonderagua being given Up. Our men jest month 

from Shirley 

22 Jest a night there was a Larm the whole Town met. the regulars Land- 
ing at Providence 

23 the met again in y® morning & Old Simon Holden Draughted out 28 men 
with Those that turned out freely they marched to Littleton & then re- 
turned home 

31 Colo Haskell's Little girl was buried. | 

[August] 

3 we heard that 100 Sail of regulars in sight of Boston Our People was a 
Larmed as far [illegible] 

9 Joshua Longley Buried a Child, our Hennerietta had the measles. 

11 Joshua Longley's oldest child Dyed. 

15 Was a meeting to Draught men the Slectmen Draughted me, Capt 

Harris, W'" Little, Sam^' Gordon, & Old Stephen Holden. I never knew 

so wet a Summer the Brook full. 
20 at Night I heard there was a Larm in Worcester County. 

[September] 

15 Sibil Parker came to spin at my house 

22 Capt Childs came to my house in Order to by my farm he stayed all Day 
& Night 

23 We went to Groton the Next Day to Asa Lawrences I agreed for his farm 
there, we came home he lodged at Whitneys 

24 We went to Groton S^ Lawrence fell Back we Stayed all night then I 
Returned Whome & Left S^ Childs at Groton. a flying story that Ty- 
conderoga was retaken. 

* Daniel Harper. 

t Licut.-Col. Josiah Sawtell, The trial to recover damages, because they had been 
cashiered, lasted as long as the War. 
X Jane, one year old. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 213 

26 a meeting in Order to send half the mihtia they Draughted Capt Hazen 
& I & 4 more but no man went or old Simon. 

30 A great many flying stories consirning the Army. 

[October] 

14 Old Mr. Longley came to Bottom Chairs 

19 One Livermore Preached at Shirley My wife was Taken Not Well this 
Night She was Delivered of a Daughter* the morning following at 6 of y® 
Clock or half an hour before sunrise on y® 20 Day of Oct^ 

21 A story Bogoing had given up his Army, y^ truth is unsertain hereabouts. 

25 Borgoyne gave up himself & his men at Satatoga y® 17 Day of this Instant 
as we hear 6 or 7,000 

26 I carried out my child & Call^ her name Rhoda 

31 I settled with Mrs. Nutting for her spinning & keeping school & Paid her 
the money. 

[November] 

1 at Night I went to Egertons to see Phinehas Parker came out of the Camp. 

23 Haskell was at home & carried out a Son.f Burkmar & a great number 
of Continentals men was at home, no news at present. 

25 Court at Groton But I did not go. town meeting in order to Choose two 

juremen in order to try Tories. 
29 Jonas Parker had a Daughtert Born y^ 28 Day of this Instant. 

[December] 

1 My Sister Emme was married tiiis Night at Jonas Parkers a Number 
from Groton § 

15 I sold Moses Jennerson a fat shote. 

[1778, January] 

7 I helped Co^^ Haskell move his Shop. 

19 I was fixing a Linnen wheal. 

24 Edmund Longley child was buried. 1 1 

31 the Selectmen Takeing the Voice in a New Methoad Rated almost Every- 
thing. My Invoice Personal £211: 10:0 Rate £350 

[February] 

6 I sent Sally & Jane to School to McCloud,! the first of their going 

13 I went to the Selectmens mee* & Carried a request for a road. 

18 My wife went to Wildeses to hear Dr. Parker Preach & Stayed all night 
at Father Willards 

27 I made a goose house. 

[March] 

2 I went after Sarah Reed. 

9 I took my stears from J. Brooks. 

10 I went to E^ Wildeses to hear Preaching Doc^ Parker & one Fletcher. 

[May] 

7 in ye afternoon I & my wife went to father Willards to evening Phelps 
and Louis a number of others Jonas Parkers sold his house and land &c 

14 I Bought a Dog of widow Corborn 

20 I sheared 10 sheep. Quilting at my House 

* Rhoda Parkor. 

t Henry Haskell, Jr. 

X T^etsoy Parker. 

§ She was married perhaps to Reuben Cummings. 

II Olive Longley, who died 22 Jan. 

T[ David McLeod, for many years the town schoolmaster. 



214 Diary of James Parker [July 

30 At this we hear some of our men was Taken by y^ Regulars at Rhode- 
irsland &c. 

Men Draughted by Ed Longley for 8 months Viz Hezekiah Patterson 
Sam^^ Randall, for nine months Cap^ Hazen M^ Livermore Walker & 
myself we all Paid our fine but Walker, he hired Simeon Harrington 

[June] 

4 I went to raising a Bam for old mading.* 

5 I took the NewsPapers first from Thomas. 

24 was Free Mason meeting at Lancaster, the Sun in Eclips but not Total. 
Sam'^ Randall wife got to bed this Day.f 

[July] 

2 I went to Worcester to see 3 men and 1 woman hanged I came back y® 
same Night. 

31a Number of men Call^^ for to go to Rhode irsland out of this State, 4 out 
of this town this Draught. 

[August] • 

lis. Stimson helped me mow half ye Day. 

20 Capt. Hazen sued old fife for Damage 1000£ 

[September] 

5 The Widow Warren was at work at my house 2 Days on a Coat for Col^ 
Haskell 

15 John Boulden came to work for me 

21 I and John Boulding was Charing Rie. 

28 Colo Haskells wife Dyed burid y® next DayJ 

[October] 

4 Mr Whitney asked for a Dismission from his People. 

6 It was meeting to V[i]ew arms & Church meeting 

10 John Boulden was at work for Jonas all this week helping him about his 
Chimney. 

14 I got some Clay to mend my oven. 

16 I went to a Vendue to Perrins I bought a Gun and a Number of other 
Articles 

17 I went to Perrins after my things I Paid above 100 Dollars in Cash. 
24 I had a new pair of wosted stockings 

[November] 

6 I Layed my harth anew 

1 1 Edward McCone Came to thrash for me. 

20 Under officers chosen yesterday serjeant & Corporals viz Jonas Page, W™ 
Bolton, Phinehas Page, James Dickinson, Ivory Wilds, Jones Longky, 
Nath' Kezar, Simon Holden &c. 

[December] 

1 I carried a web to Capt Nathan Smith to be wove at Night. 

3 I went to a Vendue at Hazens, Col" Haskell made it, but no great things 
Don on S^ Day. 

4 Burkmar was at my house Father Willard & Mother Cum. 
9 I Begun to Build me an ash house. 

13 Very Bad Sturing, but about 20 Persons at meeting 

31 Sawtell Holden § was married this week 

* John Madden. 

t A daughter, named Cynthia, was born. 
I His second wife, Martha (Little) Haskell. 
§ He married Hannah Cook of Grotou, Mass. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 215 

[1779, January] 

I Burkmar & Paul Dickmson was at my house. 

5 was town meeting to see about giveing the soldiers Creadit for there wives, 
giting M^ Whitneys wood, at evening I went to Hazens and a Number 
more. 

9 Burkmar was at my house we Drunk some flip, Burridge 

I I Nathan Willard, Abel Phelps, Jonas Parker, W^^ Little, & Burkmar all at 
my house this Evening & others. 

13 I sold Jolm Parker a Coat & a Pair of Leether Britches for £16: 16: 

[February] 

3 in ye afternoon I went to help Draw Matha Pages house. 
8 My Children went to School 

13 My Children went to school all this week to Wallace Little 
20 Wallace Little finished keeping school 

26 Edmund Longley sold his farm to Elisha Rockwood ye 23 Day of this 
Instant as I heard. 

[March] 

8 Cap<^ Hazen Somoned me to Court 

10 I went to Concord Court with Hazen we got their by 8 of y® Clock in y® 
morning we stayed all Day & Night 

11 We came home I bought a hat for Jam* 

15 in ye afternoon was town meeting to finish our March meeting Hezekiah 
Patterson was Chosen Constable he Paid £10. I was Chosen Constable 
I Paid a fine of £15. Elijah Wildes Jr was Chosen, he hired Eb^ Gowen; 
John Patterson, Sam^ Randall, Oliver Fletcher, & old Simeon Page, was 
all Chosen and excused from serveing this year 

31 I mortised Posts a fine Pleasant Day; a Still time for News; the Neces- 
serys of Life Very Deer Flower between £20 & 30 a hun^^, Rice & Indgun 
Corn in Proportion, Cows 40, 50 & 60 Pounds apeas Oxen in Proportion 

[April] 

1 I Bought an Old Loague Barn of Capt Hazen. We drew a house for 
O"" Fletcher a number of Hands 

2 I Brought Part of my Barn Home 

6 Put a filley into my wheal a Vendue at Sawtells of a house. 

8 Was Town meeting in order to give the Sessors Direction to make raits & 
Cuse Jurymen for Groton Court Viz Wallace Little & Wm Samson; it was 
Training this afternoon. 

14 I Bought two heiffers of Tim Phelps. 

16 James Egerton made me Hatchel teeth this weak. 
22 WilUam Bartlett took away his Continental horses. 

[May] 

1 Mother Willard come to my house & stayed all night, my wife not well 
10 Edmund Longley got his farm back. 

14 in the afternoon I went to Luneningburgh to git my watch cleaned. 

15 I killed a Calf I sent the Chief of it to Mr Whitney. 
22 I worked on a rode to the Ledge of Rocks. 

24 I sold a Barrel of Flower & a Barril of Indgon Corn to one mannan be- 
longing to Salem & I took State Notes for Pay I also let him have 2 Bushels 
of Rie for Salt 3 

25 I carried it to Shabbykinn for him 

[June] 
15 I Begun to Plow on my great Pasture round the old house spot. 

* His son James, whom he always calls "Jam,", 



216 



Diary of James Parker 



[J 



uly 



21 was Training & Town meeting in order to settel wdth M^ Whitney agreed 
to Pay agreed to Fsiy the Rev<^ M"" Whitney his sallery for the futer in 
Corn & Ptie. Corn at 2^ 8^ pr Bushel & rie at 4'^ pr. there was a training 
in order to Draught men for the Con^ Service for 9 months Viz W°^ Little 
O'" Livermore Cap*' Hazen John Egerton & mj^self there was two Militia 
men to go old Stephen Holden & old Chase Draughted a Number to be 
Draughted for the Con^ Service not Draughted yet. 

22 I went to SawteUs at Night & Paid my fine which was £45 Our cel- 
batration did not go on. 

29 Mr Francis helped me mow my run Next to Page's land. 

30 I went to Elect Mr Whitney Preached a sermon to the Young People on 
these words, wherewith shall a young man Choose his' way by taking heed 
thereto &c. No news among us, only we here they have given the British 
a Drubbing at Carilinias & Destroyed the Greater Part of that Depart- 
ment but the sertamt}^ of it unknown hereabouts. 

[July] 

22 My wife & Egertons wife & Jonases wife went to Groton a husking bee 
stayed all night came home the next night. 

23 John Patterson came to help me but he cut his fingers and went home, 
only worked about one hour. 

27 I went to Mr Whitneys & got some Rum. 

[August] 

1 this Day Betty Estabrooks came to work at my house. 

18 I took some Cash of Mr Whitney & Paid him Ten Dollars for R^L keep- 
ing school, still Tines 

[September] 

5 M*" Whitney Preached half ye Day, not well 

14 in y^ afternoon I went to Concord Cort. 

15 I set off alone Cap^ Hazen Case & 0^ Sawtells was Tryed Benj^ Abet was 
running a rase & had a fall. 

16 I came up to Groton and stayed all night. 

20 I had a Blister on my Leag Did but Little work. 

[October] 

4 I sold my white face Colt to John Sollendoyn. 

10 I went to Doc* Parkers meeting no Preaching in this Town. 

19 I pooled down an old Hovel I Bought of Cap* Hazen; I went to Sawtells 
at Night 

28 I carried some Cloth to Capt Harrises to be fulled that John Campbells 
wife wove. 

29 This Day I Moved Part of an Old Logue Barn I from where Jonas Parker 
Used to Live 

30 finished DraT\dng that Old S^ Barn; we here the Regulors Left New Port 
in rhode Island & went off. 

[November] 

3 I sold Mr Whitney my Part in the School House. 

8 I went to help James Campbell Draw his house we did not finish Left 
it &c. 

9 in the afternoon I went and helped S^ Campbell Draw his house. 

10 I worked on my Logue Barn. 

13 I raised the ruff of my Loag Barn in ye afternoon I went to help Perrin 
raise his house. 

15 I went to Leominster to John Sollendoyn 

16 I worked on my Pole Barn. 

20 I moved some straw into my Barn 



1915] Diary oj James Parker 217 

23 I went to Cambridge Cort with Cap* Hazen we got their by 12 o' Clock 
v/e rode all the way home that night &c. we gave $5 Dollars a mug for 
flip. 

30 Haskell & Longley finished raising their Corn mill this Day the last 
Men that went for three months was Dismissed and sent Home. 

[December] 

I in y® afternoon I went to Nathan Smiths and Eight Tucketts Out of the 
State Lottery. 

9 was Thanksgiving Throughout the State CoU Haskell & Sibil Parker to 
Supper with me. 

II this night Jonas Parker had a Son Born 

17 I went to Groton after Mrs. Greene but I Did not git her I Came up by 
Mr Littles and Brought Mrs Kinnecum and she delivered vny wife of a 
Fine Daughter about half after Eight of the Clock at Night I gave her 
20 Dollars a Number of fine women at my house all went home but my 
Mother & Mother Willard & Sister Egerton they Stayed all Night 

20 I carried Mother Willard & Lovee a Far as Harringtons with my Oxen 
& Slead 

26 I carried out my little Daughter I called her name Abigail Prescott; 
Jonas Parker Carried out his son the same Day & called his Name William 

27 John Soloyndoyn paid me £100; 18 in Cash. 

28 Israel Willard moved his wife* home this Day 

30 I Brook out and a Number more Down to the Mills with our Oxen 16 
and a Slead then we Brook through to the Meeting house. 

[1780, January] 

3 it Snowed all Day and Drifted the snow between 4 & 5 foot Deep, no 
passing for several Days 

4 Very Cold & Blustering I keep good fires 

5 in ye afternoon I Brook out with Snow Shoes I was the first that Passed 
by E<i Longleys for about 3 Days & 3 Nights then some others 

9 I went to Meeting there was 12 more M*" Whitney Preached the forenoon 

& Quited. 
16 no Preaching M'" Whitney Sore Toe. 

31 the Coldest Month that ever I knew, no thaw, no Sturing with oxen or 
horses; the Springs Low, some wells no water, the streams so Low but a 
little Grinding, a great many Mills Entirely Still for the want of water; 
Dull time for News. 

[February] 

6 my wife got out to meeting Very Cold. 

15 I went to Groton I have not rode my horse from home this 2 month 

almost. 
25 still Cold my Boy & girl went to School to Isiah Flagg at Jonathan 

Davises 

[March] 

3 I sleaded some wood; in ye afternoon I went to father Willard & Brought 
home a pair of Stears I had of Daniel, Some Sugar & Some Cottonwood I 
had of Nathan; Cold & the Crust Bore Up. 

4 Nathan Willard swingled flax for me he swingled 23 lb I gave him 2 lb for 
his Pay. 

6 March meeting — the Town Chose a Committee to Estimate ye Credits 
of Past Service Due in ye War Viz Coll Haskell Capt Smith Ed Longley 
John Kallcy & myself. 

* Israel WiUard married Susanna Longley. 



218 Diary of James Parker [July 

13 I met the Committee at Co^' Haskells in order to Settle the Services Dun 
in Town towards the war, adjourned to Thursday next. 

16 W°^ Longley Came & Drew in a Logue for Cart &c this Day the Committee 
meet at Ed Longleys I meet the Comittee at E<^ Longleys to Settle the 
Credits. 

18 I sleaded wood Eli'" Bartlett lost 2 sheep. 

20 was town meeting the town Voted not to Except of the Report of what the 
Committee had Dun about Setteling the Credits but to Let it rest at Pr^. 
Voted to raise men for the futer by a Rate & Chose th Militia officirs for 
th Committee. 

30 I went to Sawtells Vendue of Dehoughertys farm Wallace Little Bid it 
of for Lemuel Parker. 

31 A still time for news, money is Bad. 

[April] 

1 I went to Joshua Longleys & got a New Pair of Boots. 

3 in y^ Afternoon Wallis Little & W"^ Samson came to my house to settle 
and stayed Late in ye Evening but Did not Settle. 

4 I went to Perrins. 

Ill went to Concord Cort and Capt H He won the day of old Josiah Saw- 
tell £800 and all Cost; ye next Day I came home from Concord after 8 
O Clock at Night. 

14 Mr Francis & Richard Francis Cleared for me on ye hill 

30 Cold weather some rain this Day a still time for news Soldiers Coming 
Home Our Army Pretty thin 

[May] 

8 I went to Lancaster after my Cart wheels I Paid Sam" Johnson 214 
Dollars for the Same Harrington & I Sot the tires afternoon. I Paid him 
30 Dollars for the Same. 

9 Israel Hubert sent me a Sumons on Joseph Longley accompt for a rode. 
16 I went to Groton Cort Before Israel Hubbart Joseph Longley Complained 

of my Stoping the way &c. I was Juryman for Groton Cort I Stayed 2§ 
Days I got Dismist and Came home. 

19 Some Thunder in y^ morning and some rain in y^ forenoon, at about 8 
of y® Clock it Begun to get Dark untill Noon of y^ Clock it was so Dark 
People was Oblige to Lite a Candle to see to Eat and a kind of yellow Look 
the Strangest Day that ever I saw in my Life. I carted some Dung. 

26 Cap^. W^ Smith had my horse to Worcester, this Day a Committee 
came to View for J^ Longley* sent by Israel Hubart Viz Ob^ Sawtell Asa 
Holden and M^. Livermore they found 

29 I went to Groton to trial with Joseph Longley Es^"" Hubbart Cost me 
to Pay Cost 

[June] 

1 My Brother Abijah came to mj^ house and my Brother Phinehas & wife 
and Brother Jonas & wife and a Number more after Dinner we all went to 
Co'^ Haskells & Hazens and had a set Down 

3 I went Francis, Burkmars, & so round 

9 I finished weading my Corn Mr. Francis and his Sam" Helped m.e. 

12 I ashed my corn. 

19 In y6 afternoon I went to help John Patterson raise a Barn. 

20 in y^ afternoon I went to help raise Shabbykin river Bridge New Posts 

29 I sold Lawren Francis 2 Piggs, in y^ afternoon I went to Town meeting 
we Voted to raise men for 3 months Voted to give them 60 silver Dolors 
W™ Little J'- Inlisted. 

30 A Great movement in the Army at Carlinia, &c. 

* Joseph Longley, Parker's next-door neighbor, with whom he had a long litigation 
over a road. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 219 

[July] 

8 ia ye afternoon I went to Jonathan Keazers, I Bought a Pigg this Day 

17 Abel Chase and his wife Reaped for me and Isaac Bartlett and EHazer 
25 Ephraim Smith and Ezra Reaped for me. 

[August] 

5 Old Russell* was at my house. 

15 in ye afternoon I went to Groton to my mothers & Stayed all night 

16 ye next Day I went to Co'^ Prescotts and flang up my Sheriff Commission 
I took my bond and Settled the Same. — I came up to Town meeting I 
demanded Pay of the Slectmen for my Damages for a Rode through my 
Land. 

21 Co' Prescott Came to my House to Settle the Line between Joseph 
Longley & I, we spent all y^ Day on it and made New Bonds &c 

23 I met the Committee in order to Settle the Credits we did not stetle Town 
meeting in ye afternoon Joseph Longley & I agreed to Leave our afair 
Concerning a Rode to men &c. 

25 I went to Groton to Old fifesf &c. 

30 I went to Ob^ Sawtells and met Old fifes and settled with him and took 
1000 Dollars the rest in Notes this Day Dea-con Willard Came to my 
House in order to settle J^ Longleys afair but S^ Longley Did not come so 
it remains Unset^^^ 

[September] 

1 I harrowed some John Davis and John Moors helped me clear in y^ fore- 
noon — I went to Ob^ Sawtells to meet the Committee in order to settle 
the Credits 

4 Capt Harris & I meet at the meeting House in order to Coppy of the 
Credits in y^ afternoon was Town meeting but the Town Did not Except 
of the Report. 

13 I went to Tarbells mill in y^ afternoon I sot off for Concord Cort it rained 
this afternoon I went as far as Rights & there stay'd it rained chief of y® 
night &c. 

14 I went to Cort with my Petition & got it Through, I sold a hide of Saddle 
Leather to Gould, I came home this Night. 

26 I went to old Mr Todds| and Bought all his Tobbacco and fetched it 
Home & Paid him in Boards, slit work and Cash 

28 I my wife had a Quilting about 20 girls had a fine Dance at night had a 
Fiddle. 

[October] 

3 a Committee sent from Cort to vew a Road Laid Through my land for 
J. Longley viz Esq*" Wood of Concord Co^' Reed of Littleton a numbor of 
witnesses & the Selectmen, there was a Town meeting this afternoon I 
sent M^ Little to Stow after Co" Wood. 

4 Mr Little & Co'^ Wood Came to my house y^ Selectmen Came to my house 
ye Selectmen Came & 5 Evedences Longley, E^ W^ildes and Tha^^ Har- 
rington. I had Capt N" Smith & Josh* Longley; Capt Harris told his 
story; I Provided a Dinner for 6 ye First Day & for 7 ye 2^ Day & P^ 
Parker they all went home in ye afternoon &c I Paid Eph™ Russell an 
Execution this 3 Day at Night 134: 16:4 

9 I went to 0^ Sawtells in ye afternoon to over Look the Town Books. 

15 Mr Adams Preached for Shirley 

17 I went to Town meeting all Day I was to meet Cap*^ Harris att the meeting 
h^ But they did not Come So I Stay^ alone. 

* Probably John Russell, one of the earliest settlers of Shirley, 
t Josiah Sawtell. 
X John Todd. 



220 Diary of James Parker [July 

20 I mended fence Between Joseph Longley and myself said Longley Struck 
me with his fist and Lamed my Bool Badly &c. 

23 this Day Co'^ Haskell sold his House & Mill to Joshua Longley. 

26 I went to Sawtells at night Abel Chase & Phebe & Anesdail had a Law 
Suit. 

[November] 

18 Col' Haskell Raised a house on y^ Plains 

21 Mr Whiting was at m}^ house to Dinner 

28 I sot out for Cambridge Cort I went as far as Concord & Stayed at Night 
ye next Day I went to Cambridge Stayed all Day y^ next Day I the Report 
of the Committee was Red I sot of to Come home at Son Sett, I Came far 
as Littleton I stayed all Night at Cap*^ Davis's y« I Paid the Committee 
310 D, 40 Dollars a Night for a Horse 30 Dollars for a Meel of Victuals 
12 Dollars for a mug of flip &c. 

[December] 

17 J. Jupp* Dyed. 

27 Egerton had a Sonf Born this Evening. 

[1781, January] 

1 Abel Chase fell a Tree I went to See him 
7 Mr Whitney Preached finely. 

15 I w^ent to Egertons and got my Pot bail mended. 

18 Cap<^ Smith & Cap^ Burkmar & Jonas Parker & wives was at my house 
in y^ afternoon & evening 

25 I went to y^ mills after an orgar. 

26 I went to Sawtells at night I met the Com*^^ David Wilson & Isaac 
Williams Inlisted for 3 years. 

31 I went to Sawi^ells at Night to meet the Committee In Order to Inlist 
Soldiers a Number meet but none Inlisted 

[February] 

16 The Committee & I went to Co'' Haskells to see about bying Stimpsons 
farm for E'^ Warren thev Dinnered vMi me. 

23 Abel Phelps & Wife and Nathan Willard & Daniel Willard Came to my 
house & some girls to Dinner &c Ed Longley Came home with my Horse 
M'' Little Came to my house & Bought Stim'^ farm for Warren Co'' Haskell 
was married this week &c. 

24 John Egerton took a Deed of Joseph Longleys Farm. 

27 I went to Stimpsons and helped Mr Little Measure his Land for Ep™ 
Warren &c. 

28 I went to J Egertons Mr Whitney 0^ Sawtell Cap* M^Cloud M^ Little 
Jonas Parker Co" Haskell & all our wives & Dinner then to Capt Hazens 
& Drank Tea. 

[March] 

1 I met the Com^^^e at Sawtells in Order to Settle with Ep^^ Warren k Stimp- 
son. 

2 I helped E"" Bartlett make me a Tub for to Scald Hogs in 

3 I killed my great Hog he weighed 453 lb. Co'i Haskell & M^ Little was 
at my house in Order to make out a report about the State of ye Town. 

5 I went to Sawtells & Inlisted Abel Holden & sold him my watch Joseph 

Burkmar Inlisted likewise. 
9 Sold Abel Holden my Boots. 
13 Our Soldiers went to Concord to pass Muster 

* John Jupp, an Englishman who had settled in Shirley. 
t William Egerton. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 221 

15 I went to Concord Cort to be Sworn as Juryman Stayed all Night I got 
a Rit for Joseph Longley of M"" Lowall some r^ 

16 I was Swoon I Came to Littleton Stayed all night I came Up throgh 
Groton gave J^ R° the rit to serve on S^ Longley & from there home. 

22 Prudence Brooks Came to work at my house. 
26 Ed Longley 's wife Sick. 

[April] 

II Edmund Longley Sold his farm this Day 

22 Jonas Longley Jr was Buried he dyed y^ 20 

23 I went to 0*^ Sawtells to see Our soldiers march off for 3 years. 

[May]- 

4 I summond Cap<^ Harrington to appear at Groton Cort. 

10 I worked for Mrs Jipp* & Jamf with my oxen and Stears & Cart 
14 I v/ent to Capt Hazen to an arbitration with Joseph Longley Mr Wheeler 
Thos Harkness and John Kallcy arbraton a great number of Evidences 
Viz De° Ivory Cap^ Harris John Pierce Tho^ Burkmar Joshua Longley 
John Egerton Lemuel Patterson Edmund Longley they Brought their 
Judgment for me to Rec £1: 12: 4 silver money 

16 Joseph Longley & I settled he Paid me 10 Dollars New Enition| at 
Kallcys I went to Groton Cort as Grand Juryman. 

18 Mr Pratt Moved Up to E^ Longley farm. 

[June] 

2 I Bought a new Sith of Mr Pratt. 

5 Edward Richards hewed timber for me for a shead 

III went a fishing part of the Day. 

14 My sister Cummings Came to my house my wife Bought Some tee of a 
Pedlar & Indigo 

15 I swoped land with Phinehas Page & Divided fence with S<i Page. M'^ 
Pratt was present 

18 I made a fence on that Land I had of Page my wife went to Asa Harris 
with Sarah Stickney. 

19 I helped M"" Pratt Score in his Timber for his Shop Mr Estherbrooks & 
Page worked 

25 This Day Mr Pratt raised his Shop &c. 

28 Voted 6 months schooling of women School. 

[July] 

4 Lemuel Patterson pounded Abel Chases steers in y^ afternoon Abel Chase 
Mr Livermore Mr Pratt & Lem Patterson Came to my House in order to 
settle &c. I Paid him 50 Dollars in Cash & he agreed to take y® Steers 

9 I was hilling my Corn Edward Pratt helped me. 

17 I made 2 rakes I Bought a Piece of Land by my house of M"" Pratt to pay 
him in making stone wall. 

25 Tho^ Simonds & Lemuel Holden reaped 

[August] 

4 Mr Francis & I helped Mr Pratt mowe Clover then we went to turning 
Rakeing & Carting hay we got in five Jaggs John Richards helped me 
3 hours. 

7 I sold my fat oxen to the Town for the Use of the Army. 

15 Phinehas Parker Came to my house & Perrin I rote a Deed for him 
stayed all ng^ 

17 I went to Epraim Smith after some Cloth. 

* Mrs. John Jupp. 
t James Parker, Jr. 
X I.e., emission. 



222 Diary of James Parker [July 

[September] 

5 I took a Deed of Mr Pratt of a Piece of Land by my House & gave him an 

Obligation. 
Ill went to Concord Court as Grand Juryman I stayed three Days I bought 

a watch of Paul Hale I Paid him y^ Cash in hand I Came home ye 13 at 

Night 

30 A fine Day Mr Frothingham* & his Son was at Shirley. ^ 

[October] 

111 Carried Capt M^Cloud 10 Bushell of Potatoes & Sold him for SchooUing 

my Children. 
13 I dug Stone & Layed Wall M^ Francis & M'" Chatman Helped me along 

by my barn Cap^ Job Shattuck & Jacob Parker was at my house. ^ 

15 in y* afternoon I went to see the Shakeing Quakers at Harvard with 
Pratt Egerton Winslow [Parker] & Ivory &c. 

16 I went to flat hill after Sider I had 3 Barrels of Moses Ritter 

31 Wee hear Corn Wallis and his army are all Prisnors of War Which makes 
our Hearts Rejoice Rejoice Washington & De Grasse May Thy Names 
Never be forgotten. 

[November] 

7 Mr Pratt made me a new ax 

9 Lemuel Patterson had my horse to go & see the Shakeing Quakers. 

22 Jam & Sally went to school to Cap* M^Cloud. 

[December] 

4 Capt M^Cloud & wife Came to my house at Night & spent the Evening 
he finished his school 

12 I carried a load of wood to McClouds for the Use of the schools. 

13 Was thanksgiving throughout this State also a Contribution for the 
states of South Corlinia & Gorgia for their Distresses &c 

14 Capt Sil^ Smithf & Capt Burkm^ & Jonas Parker & his wife Came to my 
home to Dinner then wt all went to Egertons 

17 Jam went to School to Cap<^ M^Cloud. ^c* 
19 I went to Dan' Chatmans & Got half Bushel of Apels. 
26 I went to father W^illards to hear Doc* Parker Preach a Great Number of 

People. . 

[1782, January] | 

7 3 of my children begim to go to a private school to M*" M^'Cloud. 
9 M^ Pratt w^ent after Nedd he ran away to Wassons and to Groton. 

18 at Night I went to Wildses to see the Shaking Quakers 
24 I Brook Parths to Joshua Longley & to y® Meeting House, Pratt, Page, 

Parker & Holden Came. 

28 My wife sent for the women I fetched Mrs Pratt & Mrs Holden then I 
went after Mrs Patterson Mrs Davis Mrs Longley & Sister Egerton I 
brought them about son sett, we Held it Up Until about half an Hour after 
three of ye Clock ye Next Morning, then my wife was Delivered off a Son 

. on ye 27°^ Day of January, Daniel, I called his Name, all things went well 
Blessed be God for ye same. A very cold night the Snow did Blow & 
Drift; I took the w^omen home this morning with my oxen & Slead then 
I went to Amasa Hartwells for the mdow DigonsJ for a Nurse. 

[February] 

1 Jam was at School these Days. 

3 I carried out my second son & Called his Name Daniel. 

* William Frothingham, Jr., who married Mary Leathers in 1775.^ 

t Silvanus Smith, afterwards a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. 

j Mra. James Diggins. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 223 

8 it snowed Primas Putnam Came to my house. 

11 Mr Whitney at my house thi-s Evening I carried the widow Digings 
whome from Nursing my wife. 

15 Reuben Cumings Came to my house & Stayed all night. WiUiam Long- 
ley had my oxen to help Draw his mill Stone from Putnams. 

18 Mr Pratt had my horse to Ashby to a Counsel. 

22 Pratt Came whome with my horse from Ashby 

26 Art Woods from Groton Jonathan Woods & wife Winslow Parker & wife 
at my house wee went to Jonas Parkers at Evening Eleazer Green Brought 
my Mothers Cows to Egertons. 

28 My little Nabby got a Cherry into her Nake I Plowed it out. &c 

[March] 

9 I went to Doct Ivorys my Hand very Sore. 

11 I did but little work my hand much S wealed. 

18 It was Town meeting in ye afternoon in order to finish March meeting 
Walker fell through a[s] a Selectman I was Chosen in his Room a Number 
sworn &c. 

[April] 

1 Was Town meeting in order to Chose Governor & Counsel &c the Select- 
men to Let the Dehorty* farm. 

7 Cap* B-urkmar sent his Son Joseph for his oxen I sold him. I plowed 
Indjon hill this Day. 

Ill made some fence on Cats hill 

12 I went to Settle with Cap<^ Hazen but we did not. 

15 . . . from thence to Vendue the Dehougherty farm Let S^ Farm to Liver- 
more & Stimpson. 

22 Edward McLain came to work for me. 

[May] 

16 I Bought 3 State Notes of Ruben Bathrick I Paid him in Gold & Silver 
and New Emesion in y^ afternoon was May meeting No Representation 
I had a Rode Discontinued throgh my Land lay^ out for Joseph Longley 
1775. 

26 No Preaching Mr Whitney Not WeU. 

[June] 

1 I Bought a yearling Heiffer 01"^ Fletcher for rie. 

5 Ned & I Drawed Stone & Layed wall Between Pratt & I by ye Old sellar 
hold. 

9 Dea^ Ivory Red 2 sermons 

12 I went to Acton, Stow & Marlborogh after a Preacher 

16 No Preaching this Day M"^ Oliver Livermore Dyed About Sun Down 
18 M'^ Livermore was Buried 10 Bearers I & others 

[July] 

1 M"^ John Hale Came to my house went to Livermores to git the Papers 
Belonged to the Treasurer. 

6 W°^ Warren Came to my house to live. 

[August] 

17 as Dry a Time as ever I knew Corn Perished, the Pastures all white. 

[September] 

5 I mett the Selectmen at Sawtells made out a warrant to see about the 

Shakers & other articles. 
28 This Day Tho^ Burkmar applied for a License to sell Tee 

* Formerly owned by James Dougherty, called Dehorty. 



224 The Execution of Andre [July 

[October] 

1 I Dined at Cap* M^Leods a fine warm Day. 

5 I went to father Willards after a Barril of Warter Sider and 5 Bushell of 
Winterapels Dodge sent me a paii' of thick shoes. 

6 Mr Grovenor Preached here. 

15 Timothy Boulton Came & Carried off 30 Rum Barriels for John Tarbell Jr 

16 Ned M^'Lain went off from my house his time being out. 

29 W"^ Longlej^ had my oxen to Harvard after his mill Stones Egerton set 
ofi up Contory with rum & salt &c 

[November] 

5 Sally went to Mr Saffords to Li^-e. 

Ill helped Mr Pratt with my Oxen & Cart Stones & gravel for his well at 
Night we went to Sawtells Slectmens meeting we lade out a Warrant for 
a Towai meeting v/e Renewed 3 Notes Viz Isaac Williams and INloses Blood 
and one for Thos Warren &c 

21 I went to Town meeting in ye afternoon wee Let out the Widow Williams 
&c 

29 I went to Perrins Barbarecks & Soround Mr Ivory & others at my house 
in ye afternoon 

30 in ye afternoon Mr John Heild at my house he & Pratt and I went to the 
River Bridge & Longley Pratt & Hale Bound a Boy to Walker 

[December] 

6 I went to Wildes & wrote a Deed for W^^^ Longle}^ & Wildes, Longley gave 
me a Deed of 10 acres of land an ya hill this Evening at my house Egerton 
was here 

9 Mother Willard came to my house, my children went to School. 

16 I went to mill at evening I went to W™ Little I had a Supper there &c 

17 I Carried a Load of Wood to the School. 

18 I went to Charlestown I carried 4 fouls &c 

19 I went into Boston & entered some State Notes I bought some Tee 
shougar & Cotton &c I came out at noon & came home that Night. 

20 At Night I went to Francises I bought a Watch a Beaver Hat & some 
Ribbon of W"^ Robbins I sold him a Stear the Rest to be Paid in Rie & 
Potatoes I Bought a Handcf of La wren Francis to be Paid in Potatoes. 

23 Burkmar was at my house. 

[To be continued] 



LETTER FROM AN EYEWITNESS OF THE EXECUTION 

OF ANDRE 

Communicated by Hon. Prentiss Cummings, A.B., LL.B., of Brookline, Mass. 

John Hart, the writer of the letter which is here printed, was an 
Army surgeon in the Revolution, first in Col. William Prescott's 
Massachusetts regiment from 1 May 1775 until Aug. 1775, then in 
the Seventh Continental Infantry during the year 1776, and from 
1 Jan. 1777 in the Second Massachusetts Regiment, serving directly 
under Washington. In Nov. 1783 he was retained in Jackson's 
regiment, in the Continental Army, and served until 20 June 1784. 
He died 27 Apr. 1826. 



1915] The Execution of Andre 225 

He was appointed by Washington one of the medical inspectors 
to supervise the execution of Andre, and this letter is dated two days 
after the execution. It is written on the four pages of a sheet of 
paper about 12§ inches high by 15 J inches wide, the address being 
in the lower half of the fourth page, at right angles to the text of the 
letter. The pages of the original letter have been indicated by 
numerals enclosed in brackets. 

[1] Tappan Octobr 4^^ 1780 

Honour,d gir^ 

An Oppertunity presents to write & As I am sensible you are fond of 
the news in Camp, will endeavour to give a perticculiar account of the greatest 
piece of villany that has come to my knowledge since the Commencement 
of the war- Major General Arnold has acted him self that is the part of a 
Horse Jockey, he wrote to Gen,i Clinton at New York that for a certain sum 
of money he would give up the Garrison W: Point into the Hands of the 
British, in Consiquence of which proposal Gen' Clinton sent out Major 
Andrie Adjutant General to the British Army, to confer with Arnold in what 
way the matter should be carried into exicution, & this was agreaed on be- 
tween them, that Arnold would draw off as many of the men from the Point 
as he could, deprive the remainder of aminution, & arms as much as possible 
without being suspected, Give A Draft of all the works & the best plans for 
Landing, & the number of men to Majr Andrie, All which was Done, while 
this was carrieing[?] on there were three thousand British Troops at Fort 
Washington with their Boats waiting for maj^ Andries return, after which 
they were to push up in the Night take Arnold prisoner, and then take possion 
of the Point, which plan, Happy for us, miscarried — When the Affairs were 
detirmined between Andrie & Arnold, — Andrie procured [2] A pass from 
Arnold to [go blurred out] pass our Guards to the White Plains & further if he 
pleased Under a pretence of getting intelligence from the Enemy Arnold 
likewise Desired one Joshua Smith (who was supposed to be a friend to our 
cause, but had a hand in this whol affair) to Escort Andrie through our 
Guards that he might not be suspected,- Smith went with Andrie Almost to 
Tarry-Town & left him, he (Andrie) went forward in expectation that he was 
out of Danger but soon meeting three of our militia upon which he asked 
them if they were the lower party Upon which they answered they were, he 
then said I am very glad to see you, I am a British officer, have been up as 
a spy, hope yow will not detain me Long, upon which the men told him they 
would not but desired him to get off of his Horse a minute upon which he did 
they serched him, & found in his Boots A plan of all our works at W: Point 
the number of men at that Post, & euery matter that was riquisit, to carry 
their Infernal plan into exicution; they found Arnold was concerned in the 
matter, & would not carry Andrie to him, but to Gen' Washington who was 
then on his way from Hartford to camp: Arnold haveing notice of Andries 
being taken, & that Gen' Washington was very near, he was Imeadiately 
struck with Horror, and to saue his Life took his boat & went to a British 
ship that Lay in the riuer under a pretence of being a flagg [which crossed out] 
in order to blind our people, who at that time [3] knew nothing of the matter, 
otherwise he might of been secured, but Happy for him he got safe to the 
Enemy — Maj*" Andrie was brought before a Bord of Gen,i Officers where he 
confesed ever>^ thing that he had been guilty of, himself, but desired not to 
be asked any thing respecting any other carectors[?]; whih he was not. 
He was kept in close confinement & informed that he was to suffer death, 
wliich sentince he received with the greatest composure & said it was per- 
fectly right for he came out as a spy, & his intinsion was to get what infor- 
mation he could, to our damage, he was informed that he was to be exicutcd 



226 Ancestry of the Chickerings of New England [July 

at such an hour, upon which he caled his servant ordered him to make tea, 
which he drank with out any perceivable Uneaseiness of mind, he told his 
servant to dress & shave him, ordered his Cloaths to be brought, which were 
put on with as much composure as though he was going to a Ball, the time 
of Exicusion Arrived, he appeared, & I think the most, Agreable, pleaseing 
young fellow I ever see, the most agreable smile on his countenance that can 
be conceived of, when he came to the Gallos he said he was perfectly sensible 
of his fate but Did not like the mode of exicution, he put the rope round his 
neck himself, bound his eyes & said with an agreable smile a few minutes 
will settle the matter, in doing this there was not the least tremour or ap- 
pearance of fear such Fortitude I never [saw crossed out] was witoess of, 
nor euer had I such disagreable fealings at an execution, to see a man go out 
of time without fear, but all the time smileing is amatter that I could not 
[of blurred out] conceeve[d crossed out] of 

[4] M'^ Smith, was likewise taken, & is now on Tryal, it is supposed he will 
be hanged very soon, & no doubt he Justly deserues it, I think he does 
However 

This is all the news of importance that I have to communicate — Billy is 
will, & promoted to a serjant, — 

Please to giue my Duty to mamma & respects to all Friends 

Your Dutiful son 
John Habt 

[Addressed] 

Cap* Abraham Gould 
Stoneham 



THE ENGLISH ANCESTRY OF THE CHICKERINGS 

OF NEW ENGLAND 

By George Walter Chamberlain, M. S., of Maiden, Mass. 

In the Register, vol. 61, p. 189, vol. 63, pp. 282-283, vol 64, pp. 
136-137, and vol. 68, p. 105, may be found various records pertaining 
to the English ancestry and home of the Chickering family of Massa- 
chusetts. To supplement these records some Chickering entries are 
given below which were found many years ago by the late Horatio G. 
Somerby in the parish registers of Wrentham, co. Suffolk, England, 
and are now preserved among the Somerby Papers in the possession 
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. In these Wren- 
tham registers are recorded the baptisms of three of the children of 
Henry Chickering, one of the emigrants of that name to New Eng- 
land, the burial of his first wife and of one of his daughters, the 
marriage of his brother John, and some births, baptisms, and burials 
in the family of another brother, Simon Chickering of Wrentham. 
Copies are given also of two letters, the original letters being now 
in the possession of Mrs. Allen F. Smith of Dover, Mass., which 
show conclusively that Nathaniel Chickering of Dedham, Mass., 
who on 23 May 1670 was living with Henry Chickering and is 
called by the latter ''my kinsman" in his will of the same date, was 
a son of Simon and Prudence Chickering of Wrentham. A sum- 



1915] Ancestry of the Chickerings of New England 227 

mary follows, in genealogical form, of the facts concerning Henry 
Chickering, Sr., and his family which have been revealed by the 
Chickering records printed here and in the previous issues of the 
Register to which reference has been made above. A few state- 
ments have been derived from the printed vital records of Dedham, 
Mass. 

From the Parish Registers of Wrentham, go. Suffolk 

Baptisms and Births 

1628 Elisabeth daughter of Henry Chickeren and Anne his wife baptized 

15 March [1628/9]. 
1630 Elisabeth daughter of Henry Chickeren and Anne his wife baptized 

3 October. 
1634 John son of Henry Chickeringe and Anne his wife baptized 31 August. 
1636 Simon son of Simon and Thomasine Chickering baptized 14 August. 
1638 Elizabeth daughter of Simon and Thomasine Chickering baptized 

9 December. 

1643 Mary daughter of Simon and Prudence Chickry born 2 November. 

1644 John son of Simon and Prudence Chickry born 5 February [1644/5]. 
1647 Nathaniel son of Simon and Prudence Chickry born 8 October. 
1652 Daniel son of Simon and Prudence Chickry born 9 March [1652/3]. 
1654 Sarah daughter of Simon and Prudence Chickry born 29 December. 
1659 Sarah daughter of Simon and Prudence Chickring born 19 April. 

Marriage 
1624 John Chickeren and Thomazine Smyth 2 November. 

Burials 

1626 Elizabeth wife of Henry Chickeren 12 May. 

1629 Elizabeth daughter of Henry Chickeren 10 November. 
1641 Goody Chickry 5 August. 

1656 Sarah daughter of Simon and Prudence Chickeringe 26 January [1656/7]. 

1659 Simon son of Simon Chickering 13 October. 

1660 Daniel son of Simon and Prudence Chickering 21 January [1660/1]. 

Letter from Prudence Chickering to Nathaniel Chickering, 

1681 

September the 25 day 1681 Wrentham 

Dere sone natithel I did understand you ware in some mesuer of health we 
recavied you cossin Mistres medcaps letter in which she write to her sister 
and her sister is dead as for her brother we heard of hime some years agoe he 
is yet liveing as fare we doe not know how to send hime word The lord have 
continued my life under much wakenesses your brother John is yet a singel 
man and your sister mary is married and live at London and have one daugh- 
ter a live your cristaine friends all here dou desire to be remembered to 
you as for your meannes in the world I hope the lord will make away for 
you times are but bad here but we yet inJoye the gospell but we hue under 
theretings and know not how long we shall inJoye it if [?] your sister Crisp 
is in some measure of health and have seven children alive the Lord 
helpe us soe to rune our [race] as we may obtaine the croune which god 
the righteous Judge shall give at that day haveing noe more at the pres- 
sent but beging your prayers at the throne of greace that the lord would 
be pleased to remember his holy covenant your sister Sarah dou desire to 
be remembered to you and your wife thus I commend you to god and to 
the word of his grace which is able to keep you and to build you up in 

VOL. LXIX. 15 



228 Ancestry of the Chicherings of New England [July 

your most holy faith and thus my love to you and your wife and your 
wives friends thoue unbeknoweth and all our cristaine friends I Rest your 
loveing Mother till death 

Prudence Chickrein 

This ff or Nathanel Chickrein At his howse in Dedem in New Ingland 
P^ Capt JeUs 

Letter from Prudence Chickering to Nathaniel Chickering, 

1690 
Sone Nathaniell 

Haveing such opportunity of sending to you as by Esquire Dudlye I could 
not satisfye my self e without wrighting to you to let you know y* I am at 
p^sent up & downe but do goe[illegible] affliction & weakeness & being deprived 
of my heareing in a great measure & soe am hinderd of goeing abroad to heare 
the word w*'^ is a great affliction to me I desire the Lord would be pleased to 
sanctifye his hand to me & make up w^ I want fr^ outward teaching of nmn 
with the inward teaching of his spirit without w^ all outward teaching is 
nothinge yo^ friends here all in health & desire to be remembered to you & 
your wife thoue [unjbee knowne & y^ rest of y^ ffamilye, your brother John 
I hope he is well he is pressed into a man of warr their being warrs with ffrance 
I suppose you doe heare of it in new England I had thought to have sent 
you a box of [illegible] now at the Esquires Dudly returne from ould England 
but I could not gitt it ready before his returne but if the Lord spare my life 
I will take the first apportunity to send you a token of linnen & some money 
w«^ I could not now gitt w° y* was [illegible] me, my thoughts are much upon 
you & your family & I desire to be dayly mindfuU of you at the throne of 
grace that the Lord would be with [you] & yours & blesse you & your ffamilye 
with blessings both of the upp & neather spring I am much troubled y*^ I 
cannot receive a letter from you y* soe I may heare how its with you & how 
many Children you have I desire the Lord would sanctifye all his dispensa- 
tions towards [torn] & helpe you for to Keepe those his tokens w^ ever others 
doe This with my hearty & tender love to you & your ffamily Comitting 
you & yours to the Lord I rest 

Your loveing Mother 

Prudence Chickrino 
Wrentham August: 9th: 1690: 

I pray ffayle not to write me a letter by the first opportunity for I am much 
troubled that I have not received any letter from you since my Cozen John 
Chickrings sonne was at my howse at Wrentham w^^ is neere eight yeares 
since. 

These ffor my loveing & Deare sonne Nathaniell Chickring liveing at 
Dedham in new Ingland I say in new Ingland with Care 

The records now accessible justify the following statement about 
Henry Chickering, Sr., and his family: 

Henry Chickering, yeoman, born probably about 1560, lived in 
the parish of Bramfield, co. Suffolk, England, from 1588 to 1595, 
or perhaps for a longer period, and is found in the parish of Rings- 
field, in the same county, on 11 July 1626, when he made his 
will, which was proved 7 July 1627. (See Register, vol. 63, p. 

282.) He married Mary , who was living 11 July 1626. 

As the extant parish registers of Ringsfield do not begin until 1751, 
we can derive no information from them relating to his immediate 
family. 



1915] Ancestry of the Chickerings of New England 229 

Children, perhaps not in order of birth: 

i. Henry, bapt. at Bramfield 5 Jan. 1588/9; d. at Dedham, Mass., 
21 July 1671, aged 82 years; m. (1), by licence dated 4 May 1622, 
in which he is called of Ringsfield, Elizabeth Smithe, widow, of 
Wrentham, co. Suffolk, who was bur. at Wrentham 12 May 1626; 
m. (2), by licence dated 10 May 1628, in which he is called of 
Wrentham, Ann Grosse of Darsham, co. Suffolk, single.* He 
was supervisor of his father's will; emigrated to Massachusetts 
and became a proprietor at Salem in 1639; and removed to Ded- 
ham in 1640. Children by second wife, bapt. at Wrentham: 1. 
Elizabeth, bapt. 15 Mar. 1628/9; bur. at Wrentham 10 Nov. 1629. 
2. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 Oct. 1630. 3. John, bapt. 31 Aug. 1634; 
living at Charlestown, Mass., 23 May 1670; had issue in New 
England. 

ii. Mary, bapt. at Bramfield 20 May 1591; m. before 11 July 1628 
Thomas Aldred of Brampton [? co. Suffolk]. 

ill. John, of Henstead, co. Suffolk, yeoman, bapt. at Bramfield 28 Dec. 
1593; made his will 20 Dec. 1652, which was proved 29 Mar. 1654 
(see Register, vol. 64, pp. 136-137); m. at Wrentham, 2 Nov. 
1624, Thomazine Smyth, who was living as his widow 29 Mar. 
1654. Children: l.JoAn, living 20 Dec. 1652. 2. Elizabeth, living 
unm. 20 Dec. 1652. 

iv. Reginald, bapt. at Bramfield 12 Sept. 1595; legatee in his father's 
will, 11 July 1626; assessed 14s. Id. as shipmoney tax in the parish 
of Westleton, co. Suffolk, 6 May 1640; m. Alice Thurton, who 
was living 25 June 1653, dau. of Wilham of Kirkly, co. Suffolk. 

V. Judith, m. before 11 July 1626 Robert Webster of London. 

vi. Francis, one of the executors of his father's will, 7 July 1627; d. at 

Dedham, Mass., 10 Oct. 1658; m. (1) Amy (or Ann) , who 

was admitted to the First Church of Dedham, Mass., 29 Dec. 1639 
and d. at Dedham 5 Dec. 1649; m. (2) at Dedham, 11 June 1650, 
Sarah Sibble, who survived him. He emigrated to Massachu- 
setts and became a proprietor at Dedham in 1638. Children by 
first wife: 1. Ann, m. 3 Nov. 1659 Stephen Paine. 2. Elizabeth, b. 
(probably at Dedham) 26 Sept. 1638. 3. Bethshua, b. at Dedham 
23 Dec. 1640. 4. Easter, b. at Dedham 4 Nov. 1643. 5. John, 
b. at Dedham 19 Apr. 1646. 6. Mary, b. at Dedham 10 Apr. 1648. 

vii. A Daughter (perhaps), d. probably before 11 July 1626; m. before 
11 July 1626 Nicholas Wolnough, who is called son-in-law ia 
Henry Chickering's will, but who may have been a stepson. 

viii. Simon, of Wrentham, co. Suffolk, tailor, a legatee in his father's will, 
11 July 1626; made his will 8 July 1674, which was proved 22 Aug. 
1674 (see Register, vol. 63, pp. 282-283); m. (1) Thomazine 

, who as "Goody Chickry" was bur. at Wrentham 5 Aug. 

1641; m. (2) abt. 1642 Prudence , who was living at Wren- 
tham 9 Aug. 1690, the date of a letter from her to her son Nathaniel 
of Dedham, Mass. Children by first wife, bapt. at Wrentham: 1, 
Simon, bapt. 14 Aug. 1636; bur. at Wrentham 13 Oct. 1659. 2. 
Elizabeth, bapt. 9 Dec. 1638; living 25 Sept. 1681; m. before 8 
July 1674 Robert Crispe of Wrentham. Children by second wife 
(births recorded at Wrentham): 3. Mary, b. 2 Nov. 1643; legatee 

in her father's will, 8 July 1674; m. before 25 Sept. 1681 

of London. 4. John, b. 5 Feb. 1644/5; legatee in his father's 
will, 8 July 1674; living unm. 25 Sept. 1681; believed to be living 
9 Aug. 1690. 5. Nathaniel, b. 8 Oct. 1647; legatee in his father's 
will 8 July 1674; emigrated to Massachusetts, where he settled 
at Dedham, m. twice, and had issue, and d. in 1699. 6. Daniel, 
b. 9 Mar. 1652/3; bur. at Wrentham 21 Jan. 1660/1. 7. Sarah, 
b. 29 Dec. 1654; bur. at Wrentham 26 Jan. 1656/7. 8. Sarah, 
b. 19 Apr. 1659; a legatee in her father's will, 8 July 1674; Uvtng 
25 Sept. 1681. 

• For those marriage licences see (in addition to Register, vol. 61, p. 189) Marriage 
Liceaces at the Ipswich Probate Court, pp. 26, 43. 



230 Greenfield Hill Church Records [July 



RECORDS OF THE GREENFIELD HILL CHURCH, 

FAIRFIELD, CONN. 

From a copy in the possession op the Connecticut Society op Colonial Dames 
Communicated by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

[Continued from pege 136] 

[61] 

126 Richard Wescoat Born Entred into Gov* and Baptiz<^ May 

1749 
Jane his wife Bom: Baptized in Infancy 

Their Children 

Mary Wescoat Born ocf" 12. 1749. Bapt^ Ocf 15. 1749 
Elizebeth Wescoat Born Nov: 1751. Bapt^ Nov: 17: 1751 

The Children of John Alvord & Sarah his wife 

8. Jany. 1775. John was baptized about 9 mo*^^ old. 
21 July 1776 David was baptized in Infancy 
Aug 1784 Elisha was Baptized in infancy. 

127 Seth HuU Born feb 23 1728/9. Bapt^ Mar^^ 18. 1728/9 

Wife to Seth Hul Born Baptized 

the Children 

Ehphalet Hull Born Bapt^ Feb 4th 1749/50 

The Children of Joseph Sherwood & Hester his Wife 
June 28: 1761 Sarah was baptized in Infancy 
5*h June 1763 Esther was baptized in Infancy 
2 July 1768 Ameha was baptized in infancy 
26. oC 1775. Joseph w^ baptized in infancy. 

[62] 

128 Benoni Gilburd Born Bap^ in Infancy 
His Wife Anne Born Bap^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Sarah Gilburd Born June 1750: Bapd July 1: 1750 

The children of Abel Bradley & his wife 

1774 Nov^ 6. Betzey w^ baptized in infancy. 
Feby-11. 1776. Anna w^ baptized in infancy 
Oc^ 18. 1778. Aaron was baptized in infancy 
March 12. 1781 Huldah was baptized in infancy 

129 Elisha Alvord Born Bapd 

Hannah Wife to Elish Alvord Born Aug^* 9. 1726. Bapt^ Aug^* 15. 1726 
Their Children 

Abigail Alvord Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Hannah Alvord Born Bapt*^ in Infancj^ 

John Alvord Born July 1750 Bapt^ July 15 1750 

Elihu Alvord Born Bap^^d in Infancy 

Mary Alvord Born April 26: 1754: Bapt^ April 28. 1754 

The children of Justus Bradley & his wife Mabel 
1774. Nov^ 6. Justus w^ baptized in infancy 
DeC" 76 David w^ baptized in infancy 

The Children of Eliphalet Bradley & Sarah his wife 

Feby-lS^h 1778 - Ehphalet Banks w» baptized about a year old 
June 20. 1779. Hull w^ baptized in infancy. 



1915] Greenfield Hill Church Records 231 

[63] 
Nathan Gold Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

His Wife Abigail Born Bap^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

EUsebeth Gold Born Dec^ 1750: Bapt^ Dec 16: 1750 
Nathan Gold babtized DeC" 25: 1757 3 

2 Sepf^ 1759 Ichabod was baptized in Infancy 66 
13 June 1762 Ebenezer was baptized in Infancy 

26 May 1765 Eldad^ j ^^.^^ ^^^^ ^^p^.^^^ ^ ^^^^^ 

Peter Lyon Born Bapt^ Decy 10:. 1727 

His Wife Mary Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Samuel Lyon Born April: Bapt^ April 28 1751 

The Children of Joseph Lyon & Lois his Wife 

Aug* 31. 1760 Abigail was baptized in Infancy 

31 July 1763 Joseph was baptized in Infancy by M"^ Sherwood 

11*^ Sept'" 1768 Jesse was baptized in infancy 

15. Jany. 1775. Anne w^ baptized in infancy 

[64] 

Daniel Squire Born Baptized in Adult 

His Wife Abigail Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Then- Children 

Sarah Squire Born Bap* in Infancy 

Daniel Squire Born may 1751 Bapt^ may 19 1751 

Abigail Squire Born Bapt<^ June 10. 1753 

Nathan Beers married the Widow Squire 
Their Children 

Nathan born June 1757 

3 July 1763 Esther baptized, born the 25*^ 

Fransis Bradley Jun^ Born Jan^y 11. 1727/28 Bap^ Jan'-y 28 1727/8 
His Wife Ruth Born mar^i^ 27: 1730 Bapt^ AprH 5. 1730 
Their ChUdren 

Mary Bradley Born may 1751 Bap^ May 19 1751 

Fransis Bradley Born Bap<^ April 14. 1754 

March 18. 1759 Ruth was baptized 2 or 3 Months old 45 

March 1»* 1761. Deborah was baptized in Infancy 

11 Septem^ 1763. Sarah was baptized in Infancy 

The Children of Nemiah Banks Jun'' & Sarah his wife — 
Jany. 1780 Zalmon Bradley was baptized in infancy. 
Sep"" 23. 1781 Burr w^ baptized in infancy 

[65] 

John Stratten Born Baptiz<i in Infancy 

His Wife Grace Born Bapt^ In Infancy 

Their Children 

Joseph Stratten Born July 1751. Bap^ Aug«* 18. 1751 
Stephen Stratten Born Baptized March 21. 1753 

27 Jan^y 1760. Elizabeth was baptized in Infancy 80.1 
5 June 1763 Grace was baptized in Infancy about 2 months old. 

Elnathan Griffen Born Baptiz^ 

His wife Patience Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Sarah Griffen Born Sep*" 10: 1751. Bapt^ Sepf 22 [second digit 
written over 1]. 1751 



232 Greenfield Hill Church Records [July 

The Children of John HuU & Eleanor his Wife 

15 Feb^y 1761 Ellen was baptized in Infancy 
7 August 1763 John was baptized in Infancy 
26 June 1766 Sarah was baptized in infancy 

30*^ April 1769 Benjamin was baptized, born the 22^ Inst 
17. Oc"" 1773 Lyman w^ baptized, born Aug* 21. Inst 
6 Jany -1776 Eliphalet w^ baptized in infancy 

10 Feby -1778 Seth was babtized in infancy 

[66] 
David osborn Bapt<^ In Infancy 
Mindwell his wife Born and Baptized 

Their ChUdren 

Noah osburn Born Oct^ 1751 Baptized oct^ 13. 1751 

Mary osburn Bor^ Bapt^ June 10 1753 

9 Sept'^ 1759 Sarah was baptized being 3 or 4 Months old 67 

30 May 1762 Eunice was baptized 3 or 4 Months old 

9*^ June 1765 Levi was baptized in Infancy 

1 May 1768 Abel was baptized about 7 or 8 months old 

16 July 1769 Happy D. was baptized in infancy. 

Joseph Jennings Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

His wife Bapt^ In Infancy 

Their Children. 

Jennings Born ocf^: 1751 Bapt^ Ocf^ 20: 1751 
July 9. 1758 Joseph was baptized in Infancy N^^ 23 

[67] 

John Bradley Jun^ Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Abigail his Wife Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

David Bradley Born Jan^y 1752 Bapt^ Jan^ 25 1752 

Lynian Bradley Born Bapt^Marcii 17. 1754 

April 15. 1759 Hannah was baptized an Infant 49 

2 Septem^ 1764 John was baptized in Infancy 
Api xgth 1778. Abigail w^ baptized in infancy 

Jabez HuU Jun^ Born Bapt<i in Infancy 

Grace his Wife Bapf^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Sarah Hull Born Jan^y 1752 Bapt^ Jan^ 25. 1752 

Hezekiah Hull baptiz'd July 13. 1755 

March 18. 1759 Eunice was baptized in Infancy 46 

24 May 1761 Ehphalet was baptized in Infancy 

[68] 

Samuel Bradley Jun*" Born Jan^^^ 4. 1733/4: 

Sarah his Wife Born 
Their Children 

Zalmon Bradley Born Feb'-y 10 1752 Bapd Feb 15 1752 

Samuel born September 9*^ 1756 N^ 39 

Nov^ 23 1758 Sarah was baptized born the 18*^ 

Feb^y 10 1760 Priscilla born & baptized 83 

21. Nov 1762 Clarina was baptized, born ye 16*^ 

26 Aug<^ 1764 Walter was baptized, born the 15*^^ instant 

24<'^ Jan^y 1768 Lucy was baptized, born 18<^^ instant 

26 March Urania j ^^^^ ^^^^ 22nd instant 

1771-Oliver w* baptized in infancy 

11 Sep^ 73 Huldah w^ baptized, born yo day before 



1915] Greenfield Hill Church Records 233 

Thaddeus Williams Born Bap*<i 

His wife Frances 
Their Children 

Thaddeus WiUiams Born Feb: 1752: Bapd Mar: 1 1752 
EUis WnUams Born: 1754. Bapt^ July 7 1754 

30^ August 1761 Isaac was baptized in Infancy 

[69] 

Bebe Mills died in the Army 1758 

Joseph Mills born baptiz^i March 4 1758 

March 5. 1758 Hannah was baptized N^ 13 

The Children of Eliphalet Thorp & Eunice his Wife 
6 Sepf 1761 Molley was baptized in Infancy 
19^^ June 1763 Eunice was baptized in infancy 

The Children of John Mills & Jerusha his wife 
5th April 1767 Eli was baptized in infancy 

17 Dec"^ 1769 Jerusha was baptized about 3 m^ old 

Jabez Wheeler Born 
Charity His Wife 
Their Children 

Sarah Wheeler Born 1754: Bapt^ Mar^^ 31 : 1754 

August 27 1758. Elizabeth was baptized, born y^ 20^^^ Inst. N^ 28 

[70] 

Jonathan Roberson Bapt^ Infancy 
Lucretia his wife: Born Bapt^ 

Their Children 

Samuel Roberson Born May 1753 Baptiz^ June 4. 1753. 

Seth Roberson Born Aug^^ 11: 1754 _ Bapt A: 18 1754 

2 Nov 1760 Jonathan was baptized in Infancy 
By his 2^ wife Elizabeth 

18 Nov"" 1764 Elizabeth was baptized about 11 months old 
13 Sepf 1765 Jonathan was baptized in infancy 

3 Octob'' 1768 Lucretia was baptized in infancy 

Peter osburn Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

His wife Born Bapt^^ in Infancy 

Their Children by Sarah his third wife 

5 Septem'^ 1762 Oliver was baptized about 6 Weeks old 

The Children of Ebenezer Ogdon and Ruth his wife 

3 March 1764 Ruth was born & baptized at home being untimely. 

The Cliildren of Daniel Wheeler & Eleanor his wife 

5th April 1767 Ellen was baptized about 9 months old 
14th Febru'"^ 1768 Daniel was baptized about 2 months old 
17 Dec 1769 Stephen was baptized about 2 m^ old 

[71] 
Peter Hull Bom Bapt^ in Infancy 

Anne His Wife Bapt^^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Moses Hull Born 1754 Bapt^ April 21. 1754 

May 27. 1759 Peter was baptized in Infancy 52 

By his Second Wife Jerusha 

24 Aug* 1760 Anne was baptized Just a Week old 

The Wido Blah: married to Willi'a Hickes 
their Son 

16 April 1769 William was baptized about one Year & four 
months old. 



234 Greenfield Hill Church Records [July 

Archebel Blair Born Bapt*^ in Infancy 

Abigail Blair Born Jan^y 8: 1737/8. Bapt^ in Infancy 
Their Children 

Phebe Blair Born Sep^ 29 1754 : Bapt^ Oct 6. 1754 

19 Aug* 1759 Abigail was baptized in Infancy 65 

February 1764 Jemmy baptized b}'' M"" Lamson 

16 June 1765 Abigail was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Joseph Rumsey and Mary his wife 

20*^ Nov^ 1766 Jemmy was baptized, born the 14<^^ instant 
11 Sept^ 1768 Joseph was baptized, born the 6*^ Inst. 

[72] 
Jabez Hull Born Bapt^^^ in Infancy 

Grace Hull Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Hezekiah Hull Born Bapt^ July 13 1755 

The Children of Seth Gray & Sarah his Wife 

2 Decemb'" 1762 Naomi was baptized in Infancy at Home being 

sick 
26 February 1764 Sarah was baptized in Infancy 
Aug* 16. 1772. Joseph w^ baptized in infancy. 
Oc^ 5. 1777. Abigail w^ baptized in infancy. 
July 23. 1780. Huldah w^ baptized in infancy. 

David Gold Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Abigail Gold Born Bapt^ in Infanc}'' 

Their Children 

Mary Gold Born Bapt^ July 13- 1755 

June 22. 1759 Hannah was baptized at Home being sick 60 

26 Sept^ 1762 Abigail was baptized in Infancy 

Eunice ^ 
3 1st Aug* 1769 Esther > were baptized. 

David ) 

Isaac Bradley's Child° & his wife's — 

Ap^ 2°^ Tirana w^ baptized in infancy 

[73] 
Elnathan Bradley Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Sarah Bradley Born Bapt^ infancy 

Their Children 

Esther Bradley Born: 1755. Bapt^ July 13 1755 

April 8*^ 1759 Sarah was baptized in Infancy 48 

Children by Hannah his 2^ wife 

16th Octob^ 1763 Mabel was baptized about 2 months old 
19 May 1765 Sturges was baptized about 10 days old 
26*h April 1767 Ellen was baptized about 5 weeks old 
19 March 1769 Jane was baptized in infancy 
14 Jany-1776 Hannah w^ baptized in infancy 

Seth Down Born Baptiz^ in Infancy 

Hannah Down Born Bapt^ in Infancy 

Their Children 

Hannah Down Born 1755. Bapt^ Sep^ 6. 1755 

August 5. 1759 Elizabeth was baptized in Infancy 64 

6 March 1763 Seth was baptized about month old 

18 Novem^ 1764 Huldah was baptized 2 or 3 months old 

The Child° of Sam' Straten & Grace his wife 

March. 27. 1780. Jessee was baptized in infancy. 
June 17*^ 1781. Jonathan was baptized in infancy. 



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July 30. 1758. 

2 Oct^ 1759 

13 Feb'-y 1760 

20 April 1760 

11 May 1760 
15 June — 60 

9 Novemb 

18 Jan^ 1761 

29 March 

25 April 1762 
27 June 1762 

19 February 1764 
25 August 1765 
5^^ October 1766 
15 March 1767 

14 May 1767 
19th July 1767. 
6 April 1768 

24 April 

10 July 1768 

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1757 Dec. 11 Phebe Daughter to Thaddeus Staples was baptized 

13 Feb'*y 1760 Anne was baptized in Infancy 84 5 

5*^ Jani"y 1763 David was baptized about eleven months old. 

12th Octob^ 1766 James was baptized in infancy 

16 Oct^ 1768 Isaac was baptized Just 6 months old 

1.9ber 1772 Thaddeus w^ baptized, by M^ Ripley, born July 27 ti* 

1772 
3 oC 1777. Oliver w^ baptized in infancy 

Negro Children & Negro's 

Nimrod Child of Dinah Servant to M^ Jos. Bradley? 

baptized on ye Masters Right Jan^ l^t 1753 
Mary a Child of 5 or 6 years old Servant to David Gold, 

baptized on her Master's ace* 'N^ 25 

Dinah Infant Serv* of Nathan Beers & his Wife baptiz'd 

on her account, at their House, being sick 69 

Anah Infant Servt to Tho's Murwin baptized on his 

Account 85. 6 

Moses Indian Serv* to M^ CorneHus Hull baptized about 

9 year old on his Masters account 
Ned Infant Serv* to Joseph Burr baptized on his Account 
Dinah Infant Serv^ to Moses Dimon Esq'^ baptized on 

his Account 
Nimrod, own'd Cov* & baptized 
Harry own'd Cov* & was baptized 
Primus Infant Serv* to Joseph Hill on his Masters 

account 
Peg Infant Serv* to Joseph Bradley baptiz'd on his 

account. 
Herman Infant Serv* to Capt Dimon was baptized on 

his account 
Nancy was babtized about a Year old, Serv* to Sam^ 

Bradley Jun^ on her Masters account 
Tony negro child Servant to Thaddeus Banks baptized 

on his Account 
Thomas negro child Servant to Amos Williams baptized 

on his account 
Mary negro child Servant of Benj^ Smith baptized on 

his account 
Simon negro Servant of Joseph Bradley's baptized in 

Infancy 
Tom negro Servant of Tho's Murwin baptized in infancy 
Sarah D. of James & Sarah Negro's baptized in infancy. 
Primus negro Servant of Hez. Bradley's baptized in 

Infancy 
Nancy negro Servant of Jn<^ Jennings baptized in Infancy 
Prince indented negro Servant of Doct^ Wiggins, bap- 
tized in infancy 
Millee negro Servant of Tho^ Murwin baptized in in- 
fancy. 



* From page 74 of Part III to page 103, inclusive, except where otherwise indicated, 
the heading for the pages is "Church Records Part III Of Baptisms," the words 
"Church Records Part III" standing at the top of each page with an even number 
and the words "Of Baptisms" standing at the top of each page with an odd number. 
This heading has been omitted in the printed copy. 



236 Greenfield Hill Chureh Records [July 

[75]* 

Dec'" 11 1757 Hannah Daughter to Jn^ Davis was babtized 2 

The Children of John Gilbard Jun"" and Lydia his Wife 
SQtii August 1761 Eunice was baptized in Infancy 

The Children of Thomas Goodsell & Miriam his Wife 

N® 6 Hannah born 16 Jan^ 1756 babtized the same Day at Home 
20 Oct^ 1760 Sarah was born & baptized being untimely 
1 January 1764 Bradley was baptized about 5 weeks old 
1 June 1766 Huldah was baptized in infancy 

[76] 

The Children of Albert Sherwood & Anne his Wife 

Janr 29 1758 Sarah was baptized about 2 Months old N^ 7 
June 3. 1759 Anne was baptized in Infancy 55 

Augt 9. 1761 Samuel was baptized in Infancy 
26 Nov^ 1763 Clarina was baptized in Infancy 
13<^h April 1766 Albert was baptized born the 4*^ Inst. 
1 Jan^y 1769 Esther was baptized 7 weeks old 
' 9 May. 1773. Buckingham w^ baptized, born March IS*-^ Inst. 

The Children of Moses Dimon Jun^ & Grace his Wife 

Feb^ 5. 1758 Jane was baptized N^ 9. 

9 Dcc^ 1759 Anne was baptized 79 

30 May 1762 Ebenezer was baptized in Infancy near 2 Months 
old 

The Children of Lewis Goodsell & Eunice his wife 

28 Jan^y 1770 Lewis born & baptized in private being sick by 
Mr Ross 

27th Feb. 1774 Eunice w® baptized in infancy 

29 oC" 1775. Joel was baptized in infancy 

29th Sepr 1777. George Washington w^ baptized in infancy. 

By his second wife 

Feby Eunice & ] - • ■ - e 
1781. Mary } twms m mfancy. 

25 of may 1783 a Child baptised Joseph Bankes 

[77]* 
The Children of Azariah Bedient & Phebe his Wife 

Jan^ 29 1758 Molly was babtized about 6 Weeks old _ N^ 8 
July 1 1759 Azariah was baptized at Home, bemg untimely 62 

The Children of Dani Hull & Bettee his Wife 

17 May 1761 MoUey ^as baptized in Infancy 
19*^^ June 1763 Daniel was baptized in infancy 

The Cliild'^ of Hezekiah Bradley Junr & Lydia his wife 
Jany-16<^h 1780. Hezekiah was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Samuel Bulkley and Beulah his Wife 

Feb"- 9 1758 Samuel Baptized N^ 10 

The Children of Ebenezer Price & Abigail his wife 

26 Nov^ 1763. Hurd was baptized in Infancy 

The Childn of Eben^ Banks & Huldah his wife 
Jan 7-1780 Ebenezer baptized in infancy. 

[78] 

The Children of Jacob White & Elizabeth his Wife 

1758 Febr 26 Jonathan was baptized N^ 11 

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1915] Greenfield Hill Church Records 237 

2 Feb'' 1760 Robert was baptized at Home being sick about 
Month old _ _ ^ 31. . 2 

12 July 1761 Daniel was baptized in Infancy 

29 June 1766 Joseph was baptized about 6 weeks old 
26 March 1769 Sarah was baptized about 2 months old 
10. Jany 1773. Jacob w^ baptized, born novem^ 2-1772. 

The Children of Gershom Wakeman and Elizabeth his Wife 

1758 March 12 Abigail baptized in Infancy by Rev^ M'" Ross 

No 16 

23 March 1760 Abel was baptized in Infancy- 90 
11 April 1762 Gershom was baptized in Infancy 

21^*^ July 1765 Molley was baptized in infancy 

13 March 1768 Isaac was baptized in infancy 

24 Jany-1773 Seth w^ baptized, born y^ 15-instant 

17 Dec"" 1775 — Seth w« baptized in infancy 

[79] 

The Children of John Godfrey and Hannah his Wife 

1758 March 12 John babtized in Infancy by Rev'd M"" Ross N <> 17 
Nov*" 25. 1759 Sarah was baptiz'd in Infancy 75 

The Children of Daniel & Hannah Price. 

July 6^^^ 1777. Daniel was baptized in infancy. 

The Children of Ebenezer Burr and Sarah his Wife 
1758 March 26 Elenor was baptis'd in Infancy 
8 Feb'^ 1761 Ebenezer was baptiz'd about 2 Months old. 
30^^ April 1769 Zalmon was baptized, born the week before 

[80] 
The Children of Reuben Solomon and Dorothy his Wife 

April 9. 1758. Asahel baptized in Infancy 21 

The Children of Samuel Murwin Jun'' and Eunice his Wife 

18 April 1762 Nathan was baptized about 2 or 3 Months old. 

The Children of Joseph Banks & Esther his wife 
July 6-1777- Esther was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Jn^ Hubbel & Eleanor his Wife 

Augt 26 1758 Jno was baptized at Home in Infancy being sick 

N«26 
13 April 1760 Rachel was baptized 92 

11 April 1762 Eleanor was baptized in Infancy 

26 Augt 1764 Esther was baptized about eight days old 

3 Aug<^ 1766 Hannah was baptized, born the 20*^ ult^ 
17 April 1768 Ezekiel was baptized, born the 5*^ Inst 

15 May 1773 Jonathan & 1 twins were baptized-immediately 
Amelia j after y*^ birth 

[81] 
The Children of Da\ad Ogdon Jun^ & Jane his Wife 

Augt 27. 1758. Mary was baptized in Infancy N^ 29 

19 Octob'" 1760 David was baptized in Infancy 
8 August 1762 Sturges was baptized in Infancy 

11 Novemb"^ 1764 Joseph born & baptized in private being 

untimely 
5 July 1767 Elizabeth was baptized born the 24^^ ult 

The Children of Jn^ Wakeman Jn*" & Hester his Wife 

August 27 1758 Eleanor was baptized in Infancy N^ 30 

27 April 1760 John was baptized in Infancy 
11 April 1762 El 



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22 April 1764 Aaron was baptized about 6 weeks old 

11 May 1766 Nathan was baptized in infancy 

31 Octob'" 1768 Eli was baptized in infancy 

22 Nov^ 1773 Daniel w'^ baptized born Sept^ 26^^ ins^^ 

14 Jany 1776 Betsey w^ baptized in infancy 

22 Feby. 1778 Betsey w^ baptized in infancy by M^ Ripley 

5th Augt 1781 Zalmon was baptized in infancy 

[82] 

The Children of Jonathan Whaley & Dorothy his Wife 

Sept. 3. 1758. Hezekiah was baptized about 2 months old upon 
his Mothers Account N<^ 31 

The Children of Peter Sturges & Anne his wife 

30tii Nov 1766 Sarah was baptized born ll^ii July. 

The Children of Daniel Bradley Jun^ and Mary his Wife 

Oct^ 15. 1758 Mary was baptized in Infancy N^ 36 

1760 Sarah was baptized in Infancy 
Nov"- 28. 1762 Sybill was baptized born the 22^ 
2 Dec^ 1764 Burr was baptized in infancy 

14 June 1767 Abigail was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Peter Wakeman & Sarah his wife. 

March 3^ 1776. Charles Lee w^ baptized in infancy.-He was 
called after y* patriotic man w° is at y^ time a Major General 
in ye American Army 

[83] 

The Children of Seth Bradley & Eunice his Wife 

Janr 14. 1759 Levi was baptized about 2 Months old No 41 

4 May 1760 Seth was baptiz'd at Home untimely born & sick 
9 May 1761 Eliphalet was baptized at Home being sick 

15 Novem^ 1767 Alban S. was baptized in Infancy 
By his second wife Dorothy 

Nov^ 6. 1774 Eunice w^ baptized, born July 14*^ 
June 21. 1778. Alton was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Thaddeus Jennings & Lavinia his Wife 

Jan"^ 14. 1759 Burrit was baptized, about a Month old 42 

March 8 1761 Appollina was baptized in Infancy 
27th March 1763 Philemon was baptized 1 day old 

5 May 1765. Sylvius was baptized in infancy 
2l3t June 1767 Thaddeus was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Gershom Bulkly Jun'^ & Amelia his wife — 
March 24. 1776. Ameha w^ baptized in infancy. 
June 28. 1778. Gershom was baptized in infancy by M'^ Ripley 
Sep"^ 24. 1780. Bradley w^ baptized in infancy. 

[84] 

The Children of David Murwin and Plannah his Wife 

Feb'' 4. 1759 Abigail was baptized in Infancy 43 

19*^ March 1762 Lyman was baptized about 3 Months old at 
Home being sick 

The Children of Josiah Cable & Mary his wife 

20 May 1764 David was baptized about 5 weeks old on his 
mother's account 

The Children of Jeremiah Oakley and Sarah his Wife 
Feb'" 25. 1759 Abigail was baptized in Infancy 
13 June 1762 Gilbard was baptized in Infancy 



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13 May 1764 Jeremiah was baptized in Infancy 
IQth May 1767 David was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Turney Bulkly & Esther his wife. 
March 31^ 1776 Sarah w^ baptized in infancy. 
July 6. 1777 Esther was baptized in infancy. 
March 21-79. Sarah was baptized in infancy. 
Octo'" 1st 1780. Eunice was baptized in infancy 

[85] 

The Children of Smith & Eunice his Wife 

April 1. 1759 Rachel was baptized about 12 Days old 47 

March 8. 1761 Eliphalet was baptized about a Week old 
May 29. 1763 Joseph was baptized, born ye 27th 

27 October 1765 Sarah was baptized about month old 

24 Jan^'y. 1768 Eunice was baptized, born the week before 
11 March 1770 Hezekiah was baptized, born 18 January 
Augt-16-1772 Huldah w^ baptized in infancy 
Nov 27. 74. Priscilla w^ baptized in infancy 
March 30-77. Belinda w^ baptized in infancy 

The Children of Benjamin Jennings and his Wife 

Nov 28. 1759 Eliphalet baptized at Home, untimely born 76 

28 Aug^t^ 1763 Anah was baptized about 2 weeks old 

The Children of David Rice & Rachel his wife 

March 28^^ 79. Justus was baptized in infancy 

[86] 
Strangers, Children & Adults 

May 6. 1759. Zalmon Son to Zalmon & Huldah Reed Members of y^ 

Chh in Reading was baptized 61 

13*h April 1766 Rachel Buckingham Covenanted & was baptized about 

18 years old 

29th March 1767. Ebenezer Buckingham Covenanted & baptized in his 18*^ 

year 

6 Aug* 1769 John Jones own'd the Covenant & baptized in his 19 Year 

The Children of Increase Burr & Jane his Wife 

April 22 1759 Increase was baptized in Infancy 50 

15 March 1761 Jane was baptized in Infancy 
6 April 1763 Joseph was baptized in Infancy 

22 July 1765 Sarah was born & baptized being untimely 
By his 2d Wife Rhode 

lO^h Sept'' 1769 Rhode was baptized about 2 months old 

14 Aug* — 74. William w^ baptized in infancy — 
5. July 1778. Prudence w« baptized in infancy 

The Children of Ebenezer Buckingham & his wife 

7. feby-1773. Ebenezer was baptized, born March 21. 1772 
27. March-74. Rachel was baptized in infancy 

Oliver Middlebrooks son Morris was Babtized Sep^ 17 1802 By 
the Revd M'" Ripley 

[87] 

The Children of Gershom Hubbel & Elizabeth his Wife 

May 27. 1759 Elizabeth was baptized, about 2 Months old 53 
March l^t 1761 Abijah was baptized about 3 Days old 
20tti March 1763 Gershom was baptized born the 17^^ instant. 
5 March 1765 Sarah was baptized in infancy 

23 Aug*^ 1767 Walter was baptized born 17^^^ 



240 Greenfield Hill Church Records [July 

By his second wife 

Moses was baptized in Infancy. 
28. Feby-1773-Priscilla w^ baptized in infancy 

17. March 1776. WiUiam w^ baptized in infancy. 
12. July 1778- Uriah was baptized in infancy 

31. Dec*" 1780- Susanna was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Wiil;^ Wakeman & Sarah his Wife 

May 27. 1759 William was baptized in Infancy 54. 

June 28. 1761 Jabez was baptized in Infancy 

18 March 1764 Levi was baptized about 10 Days old 
13*^ April 1766 David was baptized about a week old 
10 July 1768 Hezekiah was baptized a few days old 
July 20th 74. Eunice w^ baptized in infancy. 

June 22. 1777. Ira w^ baptized in infancy 

The Children of Oliver Middlebrook & Mary his wife 

1773 Dec* IQtti Sam^ Wheeler w^ baptized, born May 23<l 
Sep'^ 24. 1775. Odel w^ baptized in infancy. 

[88]* 

The Children of John Murwin & Dorothy his Wife 

June W'^ 1759. Mordecai was baptized, born y^ past week 56 

The Children of Samuel Ogdon & Mary his W^ife 

1759 June 10 Samuel was baptized in Infancy 57 

26 July 1761 Mary was baptized in Infancy 

13 April 1766 Mabel was baptized born last December 

30*^ April 1709 Rhoda was baptized in infancy 

[89] 

The Children of James Bulkley & his Wife 

June 17. 1759 Eunice was baptized 59 

The Children of Stephen Thorp and Sarah his Wife 

1 April 1762 Sarah was baptized about a Year & half old 

7 August 1763 Zoa daughter was baptized in Infancy 

17 August 1766 Ellen was baptized about 6 weeks old 

26 Nov^ 1769 Burr S. was baptized in infancy by M^ Wetmore 

19 Jany- 1773 Anne w^ baptized born Dec^ 27-1772. 

18. Sep'" 74. Mabel w^ baptized in infancy — 

The Children of David Gold & Abigail his Wife Vid p. 72 

June 22. 1755 Hannah was baptized at Home being sick 60 

The Children of Elnathan Williams & his Wife 

29 July 1759 Peter v/as baptized ^ 63 

30 May 1762 Griswold was baptized in Infancy 

[90] 

The Children of Oliver Whitlock & Mary his Wife 

1759 June 24 Jesse was baptized in Infancy 61 

June 2<i 1761 Eunice was baptized in Infancy 

The Children of Peter Banks & Elizabeth his wife 

June 1775: Elizabeth w^ baptized soon after birth on acct. of 
sickness the parents promisg to renew cov* as soon as they 
had opport. — 
Dec^ 8-76. Betsey was baptized in infancy — 
Feby-21-79. Reuben Bradley w^ baptized in infancy 

The Children of Hezekiah Bradley & Abigail his Wife 
Hezekiah born June 1757 

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24 Feb^ 1760 Abigail was baptized, born y« Evening before 86 

1 Nov^ 1761 Mcdad was baptized, born Oct^ 30 

15 July 1764 Charlotte was born & baptized 

30th April 1769 Aaron Burr was baptized, born the 22^ inst. 

Sarah was baptized in infancy 

28. March 1779. Abigail was baptized in infancy 

The children of Belah Alvord & Sarah his wife 

27 March 1774. Aaron w^ baptized in infancy. 
14. Jany-1776. Abigail w^ baptized in infancy — 

[91] 

The Children of David Darling & Sarah his Wife 

1760 17 March Sarah was baptized about 6 Weeks old 88 9 

The Children of Noah Sherwood & Sarah his wife 

14 February 1764 Johanna was baptized at Home being sick 

14 April 1765 Gershom was baptized in Infancy 

3 Jan^'y 1768 Noah was baptized in infancy by M'' Ripley 

15 May. 1774. Jesse w^ baptized, born decern^ 23. 73 
30. march-77- Joanah w^ baptized in infancy. 

The Children of James Redfield and Mary his Wife 

23 March 1760 Mary was baptized in Infancy 91 
22 Novemb^ 1761. Abigail was baptized in Infancy ^ 
^th Novemb'' 1763 James was baptized in Infancy 

1^* Septemb'' 1765 Sarah was baptized in Infancy 

6 Decemb^ 1767 Jane was baptized in Infancy 

30 May-1773. Hull w^ baptized, born y^ 17^^ inst — 

28. Jany - 76- Huldah w^ baptized in infancy by M^" Ripley 

[92] 

The Children of Reuben Bradley & Elizabeth his Wife 
22 June 1760 Lydia was baptized about a month old 
6 Feb^'y 1763 Mabel was baptized in Infancy 
4th Aug<^ 1765 Adad S. was baptized about a month old 

The Child" of Jo^ Winton & Mary his wife 

oc^ 31. 1779. Pollina w» baptized in infancy 
Qqx I5th_i780. Betsey w^ baptized in infancy — 

The Children of Thaddeus Banks & OHve his Wife 

28 Decern'" 1760 Elizabeth was baptized in Infancy 
27 Feb'^y 1763 Thomas was baptized in Infancy 
6^^ Octob*" 1765 David was baptized in infancy. 

1 Octob'' 1769 Molley was baptized in infancy 

30 augt 1772 Justus was baptized, born y® 14. of June 1772. 

17 May 1778. Bradley w baptized in infancy. 

The Children of Nathan Bradley & Amelia his wife 

5. May. 1776. Noah Wakeman w^ baptized in infancy 
17. May 1778 Samuel was baptized in infancy - 

[93] 

The Children of Jonathan Dimon & Hannah his Wife 

1761 March 15^^^ Jonathan was baptized 1 Day old 

May 24. 1762 Noah was baptized at Home being sick & dead 

next day 
8 May 1763 Samuel was baptized two weeks old 
21st Septem^" 1766 Albe S. was baptized, born the 7*^ Inst. 
3 April 1768 Justus was baptized, born March 29 
By his second wife Elizabeth 

24 March 1776. Richard Montgomery was baptized, bom 



242 Records from Capt. John Gorham^s Bible Uu]y 

Jany-2l9t. This child w^ call^ after y* great & brave Geni 
wo fell before y^ walls of Quebec Dec'" 31. 1775. fights for y® 
Liberties of his country. 
By his third wife Ruth 

24tii tober 1780. David was baptized in infancy 

The Children of Reuben WiUiams & Huldah his Wife 

19 April 1761 Reuben was baptiz'd in Infancy at Home being 

sick 
3 Octob^ 1762 William was baptized about a Week old 
6 April 1765 Sturges was baptized in private being sick 
25 October 1767 Betty was baptized, born the 17<^h 
25 February 1770 Sturges was baptized born 16 January 

The Children of David Goodsell & Ann his wife 
Feb^-8-1776. Uhllah w^as baptized in infancy. 
Jany 20^^! 1779. David was baptized in infancy. 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS FROM CAPT. JOHN GORHAM'S BIBLE 

Communicated by Daniel Vincent, Esq., of Chilmark, Mass. 

The accompanying half-tone illustrations show the two sides of 
a leaf that without doubt at one time formed a part of a Bible be- 
longing to Capt. John Gorham of the Plymouth Colony, w^hose wife 
was Desire Howland, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Tilley) 
Rowland of the Mayflower company. No mention of a Bible is 
found in the inventor}^ of Capt. John Gorham's estate, taken 29 Feb. 
1675/6 and printed in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 4, pp. 154-156; 
but in the inventory of the estate of his widow. Desire (Howdand) 
Gorham, which was exhibited to the court at Pl^^mouth 6 Mar. 
1683/4 and has been printed in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 4, 
pp. 217-220, appears the following: 

Item pewter 12^ shillings 1 Chist 2^ and old bible and TilHnhasts 
book 2s 00 16 00 

Desire Gorham, eldest child of Capt. John and Desire (Howland) 
Gorham, was married at Barnstable, 7 Oct. 1661, to John^ Hawes* 
(Edmond^), and died 30 June 1700, her husband dying 11 Nov. 
1701.t The Bible that had belonged to her parents evidently be- 
came the property of Desire (Gorham) Hawes and later came into 
the possession of her son Benjamin^ Hawes ;t for in his will, dated 
15 Oct. 1722, Benjamin Hawes bequeathed to his daughter Experience 

* Barnstable Vital Records, in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 5, p. 72; Hawes's 
Edmond Hawes, p. 145. 

t Yarmouth records; Hawes's Edmond Hawes, p. 148; The Mayflower Descendant, 
vol. 5, p. 177, where a record from Col. John Gorham's "Wast Book" reads: "Desire 
— Gorham — marycd a Capt Haws Yarmouth — having his Leg Cut of Dyed with It." 

% He was born at Yarmouth 20 Mar. 1682/3 (Yarmouth Vital Records, in The May- 
flower Descendant, vol. 2, p. 207); died between 15 Oct. and 28 Nov. 1722, the dates 
of the making and proving of his will; married at Edgartown, 24 July 1705, Dorcas 
Smith (Edgartown Vital Records, p. 131), who survived him and married (2) 22 Dec. 
1724 John Worth (i6.). 



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'^ my great Bible which was my Mothers."* This daughter Experi- 
ence, the eldest child, was born at Edgartown 14 Nov. 1706 ;t and her 
name and her father's name, written on the title-page from the old 
Bible, are clearly shown in the illustration facing page 242. 

What was the fate of the old Bible, after it came into the hands of 
Experience Hawes, and who were its subsequent possessors, have not 
been discovered; but the leaf of which the two sides are shov/n in 
the accompanying illustrations was found with other treasured 
papers among the personal effects of the late Hiram Luce of West 
Tisbury, Mass., who was born at Tisbury 28 Apr. 1829 and died at 
West Tisbury 11 Oct. 1911, son of Edmund and Sally Luce of Tis- 
bury and grandson of a Thomas Luce who is said to have fought under 
John Paul Jones on the Bon Homme Richard. 

The leaf measures about 8J by 5f inches, and the illustrations 
are therefore about three fourths as large as the original leaf. 

The writing that is legible on the title-page reads as follows: 

Benj^ Haws apointed 

Expereince Hawes har Boock god giue har grace thair in to Luck and 
when har [torn] tol then Lor[f orn] have marsey one har sool. 

On the reverse of the title-page stands first the following record 
in the handwriting of Capt. John Gorham.'t 

The Age of our Children as followeth 
Desire Gorum borne the 2 of Aprill 1644 
Temperanc Gorum borne the 5 of May 1646 
Elisebeth Gorum borne the 2 of Aprill 1648 
Jams Gorum borne the 28 of Aprill 1650 
John Gorum borne the 20 of febuary 1651 
Joseph Gorum borne the 16 of febuary 1653 
Jabez Gorum borne the 3 of August 1656 
Marcy Gorum borne the 20 of Jenuarj^ 1658 
Ledea Gorum borne the 11 of Nowember 1661 
Hannah Gorum borne the 28 of nowember 1663 
Shubaell Gorum borne the 21 of October 1667 § 

Below the list of Capt. John Gorham's children are two entries, 
in different handwritings, the first one evidently written by John 
Hawes and recording the death of his wife, Desire (Gorham) Hawes, 
and the second one written by one of John Hawes's children and 
recording the death of John Hawes, the writer's father. 

These entries are as follows: 

My Deair Wife Gaue up hur. Breth to god that gaue it hur. the Last 
day of June 1700 

My Deair faither Gaue [torn] his breath to God that Gaue it [torn] no- 
uember the 11 1701 

* Dukes County Probate Records, vol. 1, p. 137. 

t Edgartown Vital Records, p. 38. 

• X For a facsimile of a letter in Capt. John Gorham's handwriting see Register, 
vol. 50, illustration facing p. 32. 

§ The births of the first nine children of Capt. John and Desire (Rowland) Gorham, 
down to and including Lydia, were entered in the Barnstable town records and have 
been printed in The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 5, p. 72; but the Bible record given 
above furnishes also contemporary evidence for the birth dates of the two youngest 
children, Hannah and Shubael. 

VOL. LXIX. 16 



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244 Town Records of Boxborough, Mass. [July 



EXTRACTS FROM THE TOWN RECORDS OF 
BOXBOROUGH, MASS. 

Communicated by Thomas Williams Baldwin, A.B., S.B., of Cambridge, Mass. 

The following entries have been copied from the town records of 
Boxborough, Mass. 

Boxborough October y® 26*1^ 1792 
Came from Medford to Boxborough 
The Widow Eleanor Green & her five Children 
Also Susanna Green Born 
WiUiam Green Born Nov^ 24*^ 1792 
Peggy Green 

and Eleanor Green — all of one family 

Daniel Robins 
Attest Silas Stone 

Benja Stevens 

Put William to M^ Arrington Gibson December ye Sl^t 1792 

January y^ 14<^^ 1793 Let out Eleanor Green & Eleoner Green Jun^ to 

the Lowest bidder for three months at 

February y« pt 1793 put Eleanor Green Jun^ to John Crouch Jun^^ for three 

months for 1/6 p^ week 

Isable Wood Last from Athol; the above Named jsable Wood Came into 
Boxborough Since January 15*^ 1785 
November 15*^ 1785 

Ephraim Whitcomb 
Abel Fletcher 
Ephraim Taylor 
Abel Whitcomb 

Boxborough April 6 1784 
This may Certify that Jacob Winslow Came from Chesterfield to my 
Dwelling house on February 16 Day 1784 and Rebecah Winslow his wile 
and Icobud Winslow their Child Came to my Dwelling house on March y*^ 
7^^ 1784 an are under Poor Indilent Sircomstances 

april 5 1784 Richard Wetherbee 

Boxborough Aapril 17 1784 
This is to Inform the Selectmen that I have Taken Ebenezer warren Fuller 
and Brought him into the Town of Boxborough & I would Notify you so that 
he may not be any Charge to the Town nor to me Heareafter. this from 

Phinehas Wetherbee Ju^ 

Nathan Puffer Last from Sudbury 

Nathan Brooks and Mary his Wife and one Child Viz Molle Last from Stow 
Ebenezer Gates Last from Stow 
Edward Brown Last from Stow 
Amos Brown Last from Stow 
John Gill Piper Last from Acton 
Lydia Reed Last from Westford 
Oliver Whitcomb Last from Stow 

Ezekiel Davis and Susana his wife and Two Children Viz Isaac & Susana 
Last from Acton 

Silas Whitcomb Last from Littleton 
Bette Parker Last from Ashburnham 
Lydia Patch Last from Littleton 
Peggy Woodard Last from Paxton 



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Aaron Woods Last from Shearley 
And James Weltch and Lydia his wife 
Abel Meriam Last from Harvard 

Abner Whitney and Sarah his wife and Two Children Viz Amaziah & 
Molly Last from Newtowni 
the above Named Persons Came into Boxborough Since March 1785 
Feb^^ 9th 1786 Ephraim Whitcomb 

Abel Fletcher 

Ephraim Taylor 

Abel Whitcomb 

John Robins & Phebe his Wife Last from Littleton 
Bette M^Daniel and one Child Viz Phebe Last from Littleton 
The above Named Persons came into the Town of Boxborough Since 
March m the year 1785 

Boxborough February 18^^ lygg 

Ephraim Whitcomb 
Ephraim Taylor 
Abel Whitcomb 
Boxborough September ^^23 1786 
These may Certify and acquaint the Selectmen that I have taken In to 
my family one Sibbel Chamberlin from Westford 
Submitted by there humble Servant 

Abel Fletcher 

These may Certify and acquaint the Selectmen of Boxborough that i the 
Subscriber has taken in to his family a Poor molatto girl who they call 
thirza an inhabitant of Littleton Subject to the Notice of the Selectmen and 
Submited by the humble Servant 

Abel Fletcher 
Boxborough July 19*^ 1786 

Boxborough November the 11 1786 
These may Certify and acquaint the Selectmen of Boxborough that the 
Subscriber has taken in to his family a boy whom they Call Willam Moore 
Last from Littleton took him on the thirty first day of October Last the Same 
day he was eight years old. Submited by your humble Servant 

Abel Fletcher 

Boxborough Desember the 7 1786 
these may Certify and acquaint the Selectmen of Boxborough that the 
Subscriber has taken into his family a Negro woman Name Moriah from 
Littleton 
Submited By there humble Servant 

She was the Servant Able Fletcher 

of the Revernd Daniel Rogers 

Jonathan Tower and Basmath wife and there Children Joshua and James 
Ezra and Permillia Last from Acton 
Joseph Jewet and Sarah his wife Last from Littleton 
also Lydia Phillips Last from Lexington 
also Jonas Meriam Last from Harvard 

Timothy Shaddok and Betty his wife also there Children Timothy, Rg- 
beccah and Stephen and Hannah Last from Littleton 

The above Named Persons Came in to the Town of Boxborough Since 
March in the year 1786 

Edward Brown 
Oliver Taylor 
Oliver Mead 
Boxborough March ^^^i 1787 



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To the Selectmen of Boxborough 
Gentlemen this may Certify that Rebeckah Tainter of Waterto^n Came 
to live at my House Desember *^27 1786 
Boxborough Jany thi3 1757 

James D CooUidg 
Rebeccah Tainter Last from Wartertown 

Joseph How and Hulday his wife and Oliv and Sally and Samuel and 
Joseph there Children Last from Framingham 



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the above Named persons Nehemiah Bat 
came into Boxborough Oliver Mead 

Since March 1786 Edward Brown . 

Boxborough September the 26 1787 
to the Selectmen of Boxborough this is to Notify you that I Bennit Wood 
of Boxborough have taken into my Family Sarah Chase Last from Lancaster 

Sarah Chase Last from Lancaster 

Silas Stone and Eunice his Wife and also Ten Children Named Lucy, 
Eunice, Sarah, Silas, Phinehas, Betsy, Hannah, Jaspar, Joseph & Lois Last 
from Harvard 

Jeremiah Priest and Susannah Priest his wife Last from Bolton 
Jona Whitney and Lyddia his wife Last from Bolton 
Allin M^Lane and Mary his wife and Daniel Their Child Last from acton 
Eleazer Parkes and Elisabeth his wife Last from Stow 
Charles Brown and Rebecah his wife and four Children viz Charles, Ed- 
ward, MoUey and Hezekiah Their Children Last from Stow 
Asa Moors Last from Bolton 
Abel Meriam Last from Harvard 
Patty Tinney Last from Littleton 

The above Named Persons came into The Town of Boxborough Since the 
first Day of march 1787 

Silas Taylor 
Abel Whitcomb 
February 26<^ 1788 Ephraim Wliitcomb 

Nehemiah Batchellor 
Ephraim Taylor 

Doc^ Daniel Robins and Betsy his Wife and two Children Viz Daniel and 
Ephraim Their Children Last from Harvard 

Augustes Walker and Easter his wife and one Child Viz Lydia Last from 
Lincoln 

Moses Chase Last from Groton 

Elias Warner and Abigal his wife and her Child whos Name is Jessy Last 
from Starling 

The above Named Persons Came into the Town of Boxborough Since the 
first Day of March 1788 

Oliver Mead 

February ^m 1789 f^JSomb 

Phin^ Wetherbee Jr. 

Sarah Lawrance Last from Littleton Since the first day of may 1788 
April 6^^ 1789 Oliver Mead 

Silas Tajdor 
Eph^"! Whitcomb 
Levi Wetherbee 

To the Selectmen of Boxborough Gentlemen 

this may Sertify that Rebeckah Tainter of Wartertown Came to Live at 

my house Desember 27^-^ 1786 _ _ ^ „. , 

James D Coolbdg 



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Boxborough Apriel ^^18 1789 
This is to Notify the Selectmen of Boxborough that I have Let in Daniel 
Robins with his wife and two Children John and Bet tee. this from your 
most humble Servant 

Simeon Wetherbee 

To the Selectmen of Boxborough, Gentlemen 
this is to Notify you that I have taken in to my fammily and Board the 
12 Day of April instant one Benjamin Butler miner Last from Lancaster 
Boxborough April ^H9 1790 

Edward Brown. 

To the Selectmen of Boxborough, Gentlemen 
this is to Notify you that I have taken into my family and Board the 
Second Day of April instant Abel Butler miner Last from Lancaster 
Boxborough April thl9 1790 

Isaac Batchelor 

To the Selectmen of Boxborough, Gentlemen i the subscriber have Taken 
into my house the widow Anna Baker of Littleton and hereby notify you of 
the same. 

Boxborough November 30*^ 1793 

Abel Fletcher 

Boxborough March the 14*^ 1794 
This is to notify the Selectmen of the Town of Boxborough that i the 
subscriber have Taken into my family Beulah Tuttle Last from westford 

Abel Fletcher 

To the Selectmen of Boxborough this is to inform you that i have Taken 
into my family Anna Wood of Gardner and hereby notify you of the same 
Boxborough November 30^^ 1793 

Paul Haj'ward 

Middlesex ss. To Capt. OHver Taylor Constable of Boxborough in said 
county. Greeting 

Whereas Silas Warner and Elener Warner his wife, and their children 
Moses, Silas, Aaron, Policy, Elener and Hannah; also Joseph Raymond and 
Dorithy his wife and their children; Joseph, Daniel, Jonathan, Nathan, 
Dorothy & her child and Rebecah Susana and Hepsabeth — Poor persons 
being not inhabitants of this Town and are now within the same and are 
likely to becom chargeble to the Town, you are therefore hereby ordered to 
warn them to Depart Emediately from this Town and make Return of this 
order with your doings thereon as soon as you have Executed the same, 
given under our hands and Seal the tenth Day of April in the year of our 
Lord A.D. 1793. 

Silas Taylor | s^i^.^men of 
Solomon Taylor Boxborough 
Ephraim Taylor J ^ 

Middlesex ss in pursuant to the within order I have warned all the 
persons whose names are herein Ritten as the Order Directs to Depart 
Boxborough April 12tt» 1793 

Oliver Taylor Constable 

Middlesex ss To Cap* OHver Taylor Constable of Boxborough in said 
County greeting 

Whereas Silas Stone and Eunice Stone his wife and their children Silas; 
Phinehas; Jasper; Joseph; Lucy; Eunice; Sarah; Bette Farbank; Han- 
ner; and Lois, also Benjamin Stevens and Lucy his wife and their children; 
William; Moses; Benjamin; Samuel & Lucy, also Peter Wheelor and 
Abigal his wife and their children James, Stephen, Peter, John & Abigal; 
also Ephrahn Cobleigh; also the widow Mary Wetherbee and her cliildren; 



248 Genealogical Research in England [July 

Edward, Peter & Daniel; also Paul Gates, also Francis Meed and Mary his 
wife and their children Artimas &c — poor persons being not inhabitants of 
this Town and are now within the Same and are lilcely to becom chargable 
to the said Town you are therefore hereby ordered to warn them Emediately 
to Depart from this Town and make Return of this order \vith j'our doings 
thereon as soon as you have Executed the same, given under our hands 
and seals the Second day of May in the year of our Lord AD 1793 

Silas Taylor 

Soloman Taylor 

Epraim Taylor 

Middlesex ss 

In pursuance to the within Ritten order I have warned all the persons 
whose names are herein written Except Francis Meed and family as the order 
directs 

Boxborough May 27^1^ 1793 

Oliver Tavlor Constable 



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GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND 

Contributed by Miss Elizabeth Fren-ch, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 159] 

Eyre or Aires 

From the Parish Registers of Lavenham, co. Suffolk* 

1565 John Vale buried 26 February. f 

1567 Jeff rye Janing and Alice Vale married 7 June. 

1575 John Vale and married 19 May. 

1578 Roger Cha'delor and Joane Vale married 28 October. 
1582 Symon Aires and Susan Vale married 7 February [1582/3]. 
1585 Susan daughter of Symon Aires baptized 18 October. 
1588 Symond son of Symon Aires baptized 21 June. 

1588 John Butcher and Cecilye Aires married 4 October. 

1589 Susan daughter of Symon Aires buried 20 June. 
1591 Anna daughter of Symon Aires baptized 23 April. 
1593 John son of Symon Aires baptized 5 January [1593/4]. 
1596 Joseph son of Richard Aires baptized 10 October. 
1596 Anthonj^e son of Symon Aires baptized 24 October. 

1598 Richard son of Richard Aires baptized 19 Novem.ber. 

1599 Thomas Angell servant with Symon Aires buried 3 December. 

1600 John son of Richard Aires baptized 13 October. 
1603 James son of Richard Aires baptized 3 July. 
1603 John son of Henry Aires baptized 30 January [1603/4]. 
1605 Susan daughter of Richard Aires baptized 15 September. 

1605 Francis daughter of Henry Aires baptized 2 February [1605/6]. 

1606 Richard son of Henry Aires baptized 15 June. 
1606 Richard son of Richard Aires buried 22 June. 

1608 Anne daughter of Henry Aires baptized 11 December. 

1609 Richard son of Richard Aires baptized 3 April. 

* These registers have been searched for EjTe entries from 1558 to 1653, inclusive, 
but for Vale entries only from 1558 to 1582, inclusive. 

t Up to 1570, in these registers, the j'^ear is reckoned as beginning on 1 January. 



1915] Genealogical Research in England 249 

1615 Anthony e son of Symon Aires buried 2 March [1615/16]. 
1619 Marie daughter of Mr. Simond Aiers baptized 22 June. 
1621 Gararde son of Robert Eyre [?] buried 30 April. 

1627 John Eyres and Dorothy Huske married 13 November. 

1628 John son of John Eyres baptized 4 January [1628/9]. 

1629 Francis daughter of Henry Eyres buried 8 April. 

1630 Dorithye daughter of John Eyres baptized 6 June. 

1631 Rychard Ayres and Susan helke married 10 August. 

1632 Richard son of Richard Eires baptized 17 June. 

1632 Dorithie wife of John Eyres buried 21 November. 

1633 WiUiam Clarke and An Eyres married 15 October. 

1634 John son of Richard Eyres baptized 6 April, 
1634 John Eyers and Marie Firman married 1 May. 

1636 Thomas son of PJchard Ayres baptized 6 April. 

1637 John son of John Ayres baptized 6 May. 

1637 Susan the wife of Symon Eyers buried 21 September. 

1638 William son of Richard Ayeres baptized 10 June. 

1639 William son of Richard Aires buried 4 December. 
1639 John son of John Aires buried 20 January [1639/40]. 

1639 daughter of John Aires buried 16 February [1639/40]. 

1639 Richard Aires Senior buried 25 February [1639/40]. 

1640 Margrette daughter of Richard Aires buried 20 June. 

1641 Joan Ayres widow buried 4 March [1641/2]. 

1642 Margaret daughter of Richard Ayrs buried 16 April. 
1642 William son of Richard Ayers baptized 19 June. 

1642 Sarah daughter of John Ayers baptized 26 February [1642/3]. 

1643 Richard son of Richard Ayers buried 31 October. 

1644 Mary daughter of John Ayers baptized 21 November. 

1646 Francis wife of Henry Ayers buried 19 August. 

1647 Saray daughter of John Ayers baptized 2 Slay. 
1650 Sarah daughter of John Ayers buried 6 June. 
1650 Mary daughter of John Ayer baptized 28 July. 

From Feet of Fines* 

Fifteen days after Easter, 11 Charles I [13 April 1635]. Final Concord in 
the King's Court at Westminster between Timothy Oldmanes alias Pricke 
and Mary his wife, querents, and Simon Eire, gentleman, and Dorothy his 
wife, deforciants, of two messuages, one stable, two gardens, and one orchard 
in Bury St. Edmunds. Plea of covenant. Simon and Dorothy have ac- 
knowledged the aforesaid premises to be the right of Timothy, as those which 
Timothy and Mary have of the gift of Simon and Dorothj^, and they have 
remised and quitclaimed them from Simon and Dorothy and their heirs to 
Timothy and Mary and the heirs of Timothy forever. And, moreover, 
Simon and Dorothy have granted for themselves and the heirs of Simon that 
they will warrant to Timothy and Mary and the heirs of Timothy the afore- 
said premises against Simon and Dorothy and the heirs of Simon forever. 
And for this Timothy and Mary gave to Simon and Dorothj'' £80. [Trans- 
lated from the Latin.] (Feet of Fines, Suffolk, Easter, 11 Charles I.) 

[Because of the lack of wills nothing has been learned about the ancestry 
of Simon Aires and his wife, Susan Vale, parents of the Simon Aires or Eyre 
who emigrated to New England in 1635; but both were probably descended 
from families of their respective names that had been resident at La venham, 
CO. Suffolk, since the Middle Ages. The following pedigree, therefore, begins 
with the father of the emigrant. 

* Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 



250 Genealogical Research in England [July 

1. Simon Aires, of Lavenham, co. Suffolk, born probably about 1557, died 
after 1637. He married at Lavenham, 7 Feb. 1582/3, Susan Vale, who was 
buried at Lavenham 21 Sept. 1637. 

Children, baptized at Lavenham: 

i. Susan, bapt. 18 Oct. 1585; bur. at Lavenham 20 June 1589. 
2. ii. Simon, bapt. 21 June 1588. 

iii. Anna, bapt. 23 Apr. 1591. 

iv. John, bapt. 5 Jan. 1593/4; perhaps the man who m. at Lavenham, 
13 Nov. 1627, Dorothy Huske, and had cliildren who are re- 
corded there. 

V. Anthony, bapt. 24 Oct. 1596; bur. at Lavenham 2 Mar. 1615/lG. 

2. Simon Aires or Eyre, of Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, 
and of Watertown, Mass., surgeon, baptized at Lavenham 21 June 
1588, died in New England in Dec. 1658. He married first, probably 
about 1616, Dorothy Payne, born about 1598, died in Boston, Mass., 
11 Aug. 1650, daughter of William and Agnes (Nves) of Lavenham.* 
At some time after the birth of their first child they removed from 
Lavenham probably to Bury St Edmunds, where on 13 Apr. 1635 
they sold two houses, a stable, two gardens, and an orchard. Two 
days later, with their eight children, they sailed for New England in 
the ship Increase, and settled, on their arrival in Massachusetts, at 
Watertown. Simon Eyre married secondly, about 1651, Martha 
(Hubbard) Whittingham, born in England about 1612, died 13 July 
1687, daughter of William and widow of John. 

He was freeman 17 Apr. 1637, representative in 1641, selectman 
in 1636-1643, and town clerk in 1641-1645. He was admitted to 
the church 17 Apr. 1647, and soon afterwards he removed to Boston. 
In his will, dated 5 July 1658, an abstract of which is given in 
Register, vol. 9, pp. 39-40, he mentions wife Martha and children 
Thomas, Dorothy, John, and Maria, and states that the rest of his 
children have had their portions. The other daughters, therefore, 
were probably married before this will was made, as we know to be 
the case with Anna. 
Children by first wife: 

i. Marie, bapt. at Lavenham 22 June 1619; came to Watertown with 
her parents; m. Richard Moseley; mentioned in the will of her 
uncle, William Payne, in 1660. 

ii. Thomas, b. in England abt. 1621; d. in Virginia in 1666; came to 
New England with his parents and was living at Watertown in 
1644; mentioned as eldest son in his father's will in 1658. 

iii. Simon, b. in England abt. 1623; came to Watertown with his parents; 
m. abt. 1651 Lydia Starr, who d. in Boston 10 Aug. 1653, dau. 
of Comfort of Ashford, co. Kent, and of Cambridge, Mass.; d. a 
few days before his wife. Child: 1. Simon, h. 6 Aug. 1652; d. in 
1695; mentioned in the will of his great-uncle, William Pavne, in 
1660; settled at New Haven; m. 22 July 1679 Elizabeth "(Aller- 
ton) Starr, dau. of Isaac 2d and widow of Benjamin; had issue. 

iv. Rebecca, b. in England abt. 1625; came with her parents to New 
England; mentioned in the will of her uncle, William Pavne, in 
1660. 

V. Christian, b. in England abt. 1627; came with her parents to New 
England; mentioned in the will of her uncle, William Payne, in 
1660. 

vi. Anna, b. in England abt. 1629; came to New England with her 
parents; mentioned in the will of her uncle, WiUiam Pajme, in 

* Dorothy Payne was a sister of Elizabeth, wife of William Hammond, of Phebe, 
wife of John Page, and of William Payne, all of whom were early settlers in New Eng- 
land. For Payne and Page entries in the parish registers of Lavenham, co. Suffolk. 
vide infra, pp. 251-252. The surname Nves is probably an incorrect spelling of Neves 
or Neve. 



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1660; m. in Boston, 5 Mar. 1651/2, John Checkley of Preston 
Capes, CO. Northampton, and of Boston, Mass., who d. 1 Jan. 
1684/5, aged 75, his wife surviving him. They Uved at Charles- 
town and Boston, and had issue. 

vii. Benjamin, b. in England abt. 1631; came to New England; men- 
tioned in the will of his uncle, William Payne, in 1660. 

viii. Sarah, b. in England in Jan. 1634/5; came with her parents to New 
England; probably d. young. 

ix. Jonathan, b. at Watertown 20 Mar. 1637/8; educated for a surgeon 
in 1656; no further record of him, 

X. Dorothy, b. at Watertown 4 June 1640; mentioned in the will of 
her father in 1658 and in that of her uncle, WilUam Payne, in 1660. 

Children by second wife, born in Boston: 

xi. Maria, b. 26 Mar. 1652; mentioned in her father's will. 

xii. John, b. 19 Feb. 1653/4; d. in June 1700; m. 20 May 1680 Cath- 
erine Brattle, b. in Boston 26 Sept. 1664, dau. of Thomas and 
Ehzabeth (Tyng) of Boston. She m. (2) in Boston, 13 Nov. 1707, 
Chief Justice Wait Still Winthrop, s. of John and grandson of Gov. 
John, and d. 2 Aug. 1725. John Eyre was a member of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1682, of the Com- 
mittee of Safety in 1689, and representative in 1693 and 1698. 
Children, b. in Boston: 1. John, b. 27 Mar. 1682; d. in Boston 
1 Dec. 1696. 2. Thomas, b. 21 June 1687; m. in Boston, 12 Feb. 
1715/16, Deborah Shelston; had issue. 3. Martha, b. 28 Jan. 
1688/9. 4. Catherine, b. 20 July 1694. 5. Bcthiah, b. 24 July 
1695. 6. Martj, b. 15 Sept. 1697. 7. John, b. 17 Jan. 1698/9; 
probably d. young. 8. John, b. 7 Aug. 1700; A.B. (Harvard 
College) 1718. 

— Elizabeth French] 

Payne 

From the Parish Registers* of Lavenham, go. Suffolk, 

1558-1653 

1559 Thomas son of William Payne baptized 25 January. f 

1561 Thomas Payne and Agnes Wyat married 16 November. 

1562 Agnes daughter of Thomas Payne baptized 19 July. 

1564 John son of Thomas Payne baptized 6 July. 

1565 George Sergeantson and Agnes Payne married 5 October. 

1569 Agnes daughter of Thomas Payne buried 18 September. 

1570 Jeffrey Coke alias Payne buried 25 September. 
1576 John Gutteritche and Alice Payne married 17 June. 

1583 Joane Wright servant with William Payne buried 2 April. 

1584 William Payne and Agnes Nves [sic, ? Neves] married 28 December. 

1586 Elizabeth daughter of William Payne baptized 11 September. 

1587 William Payne senior buried 17 November. 

1587 Anne daughter of William Payne baptized 17 December. 

1589 Judith daughter of William Payne baptized 22 June. 

1590 Susan daughter of William Payne baptized 1 January [1590/1]. 

1591 Susan daughter of William Payne buried 9 October. 

1592 Susan daughter of William Payne baptized 9 April. 
1594 Phebe daughter of William Payne baptized 1 April. 
1594 Jane daughter of William Payne buried 26 July. 
1594 Joane Payne widow buried 8 October. 

1596 Richard and William]: sons of William Payne baptized 20 February 

[1596/7]. 
1600 Francis daughter of William Payne baptized 20 July. 
1600 Francis daughter of William Payne buried 12 August. 

* No wills of the Paynes of Lavenham, co. Suffolk, are to be found. 

t Up to 1570, in these registers, the year is reckoned as beginning on 1 January. 

t This William Payne was later of Ipswich and Boston, Mass. 



252 Genealogical Research in England [July 

1605 William Hamond* and Elizabeth Payne* married 9 June. 
1613 Richard Neve [or Reve] and Anne Paine married 2 September. 
1615t Hughe Baker and Dorothe Payne married 31 [sic] September. 
1621 John fage [sic, ? Page]* and Phebe Paine* married 5 June. 
1621 William Payne the elder buried 9 June. 

1624 William son of William Paine baptized 9 November. 
1626 Anna daughter of Wilham Paine baptized 5 December. 

1626 Anna daughter of William Paine buried 9 March [1626/7]. 

1627 Thomas son of Ambrose Paine buried 15 January [1627/8]. 

1628 Anne wife of Richard Paine buried 1 October. 

1629 Anne daughter of William Paine baptized 11 February [1629/30]. 

1630 Marye daughter of Mathew Paine baptized 28 March. 
1630 Richard son of Richard Pane baptized 28 April. 

1632 John son of William Paine baptized 2 May. 
1632 Ailes daughter of Richard Paine baptized 18 July. 
1632 Mary daughter of Thomas Pane baptized 12 August. 
1632 Mary daughter of Mathew Pane baptized 26 August. 

1632 Richard Church and Sara Pane married — February [1632/3]. 

1633 Thomas son of Thomas Paine baptized 25 Januar}^ [1633/4]. 

1634 William son of Richard Paine baptized 29 June. 

1634 Danell son of William Painie baptized 6 February [1634/5]. 

1635 Richard son of Richard Paine buried 1 May. 

1635 Judy daughter of Thomas Paine baptized 25 October. 

1635 Alee daughter of Mathew Paine baptized 1 Februar}^ [1635/6]. 

1636 John son of Richard Paine baptized 29 May. 

1638 Alcee wife of Richard Paine buried 1 January [1638/9]. 

1645 Richard Pajme widdower buried 18 May. 

1645 An Paine widdow buried 8 October. 

1649 Thomas Paine the elder and Alice his wife buried 1 September. 

1649 John son of Lawrenc Paine baptized 14 December. 

1650 John son of Lawrence Paine baptized 2 December. 

Page 

From the Parish Registers^ of Lavenham, go. Suffolk, 

1558-1653 

1559 William Page buried 17 Januarj'. § 

1559 Edward Aylmer and Margery Page married 12 June. 

1559 Joane Page w^idow buried 26 October. 

1570 John Page and Margery Preston married 8 January [1570/1]. 

1571 James son of John Page baptized 30 December. 

1621 John fage [sic, ? Page]* and Phebe Paine* married 5 June. 
1652 John son of John Page of Rufum buried 2 June. 

Clarke 

From the Registers of the Parish of St. Margaret, Ipswich, 

CO. Suffolk, 1591-1654! | 

Baptisms 

1606 Agnes daughter of Thomas Clacke 16 November. 

1607 John son of John Clarke 31 August. 
1610 Robert son of John Clarke 7 July. 

* Emigrant to New England. 

t For the year 1614 the records of baptisms are missing from 11 December on, and 
the records of marriages and of burials are missing for the entire year. 

X No wills of the Pages of Lavenham, co. Suffolk, are to be found. 

§ Up to 1570, in these registers, the year is reckoned as beginning on 1 January. 

II Those registers arc in bad condition, being shockingly written, badly faded, and 
with the records of many years missing. 



t 



1915] Genealogical Research in England 253 

1610 Joane daughter of Thomas Clark 17 October. 

1619 Frances daughter of Thurston Clarke 28 March. 

1625 Abigail daughter of Thurston Clarke 10 April. 

1627 Thurston son of Thurston Clarke 12 August. 

1635 Frances daughter of Francis Clarke and Margery his wife 15 November. 

Marriages 

1615 Gabriell Gierke of Stutton and Elsabeth Lamley of St. Margets, 

19 October. 
1630 Richard Russels and Elizabeth Clarke 12 April. 

Burials 

1619 Frances daughter of Thurston Clarke 4 May. 
1629 Dorcas Clarke 14 July. 

1635 Frances daughter of Francis Clarke 7 December. 

1636 Abigail daughter of Thurston Clarke 29 January [1636/7]. 

From Records in the Town Hall, Ipswich, co. Suffolk 

21 January, 20 James I [1622/3]. At the Ipswich Petty Sessions Anna 
Puse, wife of Richard Puse of Ipswich, laborer, was tried for having caused 
the death of Mary Clarke, daughter of Thurston Clarke, aged one month, 
*'by inchantments, witchcraftes & charmes," and being found guilty, it was 
decreed that the said Anna should be hanged. (Ipswich Petty Sessions, 
Roll 19, no. 2.)* 

6 August 162S. George Fynch of Henley, yeoman, and Margaret his wife 
conveyed a cottage in the parish of St. Margaret, Ipswich, late in the occu- 
pation of Thurston Clarke, to Henry Cage of Ipswich, carpenter. (Con- 
veyances, Dogget, Roll 3, no. 11.) 

[Thurston Clarke, aged 44, with his daughter Faith, aged 15, came to 
New England in the Francis of Ipswich 30 Apr. 1634, and settled at Plymouth, 
where he was a proprietor in 1636. Probabty his -wife and younger children 
followed him from England after Jan. 1636/7, as in that month his daughter 
Abigail was buried in England. He removed to Duxbury, and died from 
cold and exposure 6 Dec. 1661, administration on his estate being granted to 
his widow, Faith, 4 Mar. 1661/2. She died before 1 June 1663, when her 
estate was divided among her children. Faith Doty, Henry Clarke, and 
Thurston Clarke. The two sons, being imbeciles, were placed under guar- 
dianship. 

Children: 

i. Faith, probably the eldest child, b. abt. 1618; bur. at Marshficid 
in New England 21 Dec. 1675; emigrated to New England with 
her father in 1634; m. (1) 6 Jan. 1634/5, as his second wife, 
Edward Doty of Plymouth, a passenger in the Mayfloivcr in 1620, 
who d. 23 Aug. 1665, by whom she had issue; m. (2) 14 Mar. 
1666/7 John Phillips, whom she survived. 

ii. Frances, bapt. at Ipswich, co. Suffolk, Eng., 28 Mar. 1619; bur. 
there 4 May 1619. 

iii. Mary, b. and d. in England, having been killed (according to the 
court record, dated 21 Jan. 1622/3), aged one month, by Anna 
Puse, "by inchantments, witchcraftes <fe charmes." 

iv. Abigail, bapt. at Ipswich, co. Suffolk, Eng., 10 Apr. 1625; bur. 
there 29 Jan. 1636/7. 

V. Thurston, bapt. at Ipswich, co. Suffolk, Eng., 12 Aug. 1627; emi- 
grated to New England, where he was living, an imbecile, in 1663. 

vi. Henry, living in New England, an imbecile, in 1663. 

— Elizabeth French] 

* This and the following record have been secured by the kindness of that well- 
known Suffolk antiquarian, V. B. Redstone, Esq. 



254 Genealogical Research in England [July 

Sale 

The Will of Edward Sale of Chesham Magna, co. Bucks, mercer, 17 Octo- 
ber 1620. To be buried in the parish churchyard of Great Chesham. To 
my wife Elizabeth Sale the house and backside with the orchard where 
William Prestonn now dwcUeth, adjoining to the house where William Coney 
now dwelleth on the south and the house of John Thorpe on the north; also 
one piece of ground in pull field containing two acres, abutting on ground in 
the occupation of Zecheiell Norwood on the north and on the ground of John 
Cooke on the south, half an acre of ground lying in the bottom bought of 
Hughe Smithe, and two pieces of ground bought of Mr. Andrew Kinge in 
Pull field; also to her for the term of ten years one house and orchard where 
William Phillport and Collet t now dwelleth and one close abutting upon 
Coppitt Thorne, containing three acres more or less, and at the end of that 
term she is to yield it up to my son Edward Sale. To my three daughters, 
Sarah Sale, Marie Sale, and Martha Sale, £20 apiece at marriage or at the 
age of twenty-one years. If my brother Josias Sale redeem the land mort- 
gaged to me, then my son Edward Sale shall have £40 paid to him at the term 
of twenty-one years. All the residue to my wife Elizabeth, whom I make 
executrix for the bringing up of my children and the discharge of my 
debts. Overseers: my two sons-in-law William Prestonn and John Brwer [sic, 
? Brewer], to whom for their pains I give 10s. To my daughters Elizabeth 
and Abigail 5s. apiece. Proved 8 February 1620 [1620/1] by the executrix 
named. (P. C. C, Mathew, 62.) 

From the Records of the Court of Requests 

12 February, 21 James I [1623/4]. Elizabeth Sale of Chesshum, co. 
Bucks, widow, relict and executrix of Edward Sale, late of Chessham, brings 
suit against Randle Wetwood of London, haberdasher. She claims that her 
husband Edward Sale, being a mercer, had dealings with and bought wares 
of the defendant, who was a haberdasher, and, owing him £17. 19s. 4d. for 
wares, entered into a bond in August 1618 to pay said sum, w^hich sum was 
afterwards paid. But bj' reason of the great trust and confidence which he 
had in the said Wetwood, he took little care nor gave any sufficient direction 
for the cancelling of said bond, not doubting that the said Randall would 
have cancelled the same of his own accord, by reason whereof said bond hath 
remained in the hands of the said Wettwood uncancelled. Complainant is 
executrix of her husband's will, and hath in administering said estate paid 
said Wettwood several sums owing him for a debt her late husband owed said 
Wettwood as surety for one James Gossham; yet the said Wettwood hath 
not claimed anything on the said bond until now of late, by reason of some 
dislike he hath taken [for reasons mentioned], he hath brought suit at the 
common law to recover said £17. 19s. 4d. Asks for a writ of Pri\y Seal to 
be directed to the said Randle Wetwood. 

The Answer of Randle Wettwood, dated 28 April, 22 James I [1624], 
He declares that Edward Sale paid £4. lis. 4d. on said debt, so that there is 
still owed £13. 8s. Claims that, about six months after the death of Edward 
Sale, William Presson, son-in-law to said complainant, who was privy to all 
the passages between the said defendant and said Sale, and also now solicitor 
in this cause, came to defendant from complainant and asked how much the 
said Edward owed; and, being told, said he would see it paid. Denies that 
complainant has paid anything to him for the debt of James Gosham. (Public 
Record Office, Court of Requests, unindexed records, Ikmdle 423.) 

[The foregoing records supplement the data given in Register, vol. 65, 
pp. 63-69. The suit in the Court of Requests is interesting because it shows 
that WiUiam Preston of Chesham, co. Bucks, of Dorchester, Mass., and 



1915] Descenda7its of Robert Huckins 255 

of New Haven, was in England a solicitor, and therefore probably a man of 
superior education and station in life. Since Edward Sale in his will of 
17 Oct. 1620 does not mention his daughter Dorcas, it is probable that the 
Dorcas Sale who was buried in 1619 was his child. — Elizabeth French] 

[To be continued] 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Heney Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 

[Continued from page 145] 

128. Robert^ Huckins (Moses,'^ Robert,^ Robert,^ John,"^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Loudon, farmer, born at Lee about 1804, 
died 12 Nov. 1846. He married, about 1835, Charlotte 
Perkins, daughter of Jonathan C. and Hannah (Dennett), 
who was born at Loudon 4 Oct. 1804 and died 7 Mar. 1885. 
Children, born at Loudon: 

i. Hannah A.,^ b. 17 Aug. 1839; living (1910) at Loudon; ra. at 
Gilmanton, 1 JVIay 1859, Charles E. Sanborn, s. of Nathaniel 
L. and Nancy (Lougee), of Loudon, farmer, b. at Loudon 23 Sept. 
1835, d. 21 Mar. 1909. One child. 

ii. John J. A., of Loudon, farmer, b. 20 Apr. 1842; d. 17 June 1911; m. 
1 May 1864 Emma Harper, dau. of Joseph C. and Phebe (San- 
born), b. at Loudon 4 May 1844, d. 27 Nov. 1906. One child. 

iii. Mary J., b. 1 Dec. 1844; d. 1 May 1900; m. at Loudon, 1 May 
1867, Smith L. Morrill, s. of Joseph G. and Climena A. (Brown), 
of Canterbury, farmer, b. at Canterbury 8 Oct. 1842, d. 31 Mar. 
1907. Three children. 

129. Jonathan D.^ Huckins (Moses,'^ Robert,^ Robert,^ John,^ Rob^ 

ert,^ James,'^ Robert^), of Lee, farmer, born at Lee 12 Jan. 1806, 
died 23 Jan. 1860. He married first, 2 Dec. 1830, Eleanor 
A. Page, daughter of Daniel and Judith (Whitehouse), who 
was born at Rochester in 1810 and died 5 Aug. 1842; secondly, 
21 Feb. 1843, Nancy D. Gooch, daughter of Joseph and 
Nancy (Davis), who was born at Alton 1 Apr. 1818 and died 
19 Mar. 1853; and thirdly, at Haverhill, Mass., 8 Dec. 1853, 
Mary A. L. Dame, daughter of Jason and Mary (Sias), who 
was born at Portsmouth 19 Jan. 1822, married secondly, in 
Boston, 8 July 1861, Moses P. Sias, and died in Boston 
18 May 1882. 

Children by first wife: 

i. William W.,^ of South Lee, farmer, b. at Lee 23 Dec. 1833; d. unm. 
31 Jan. 1862. 

ii. Eleanor Jane, b. at Lee 19 Apr. 1837; living (1910) at South Lee; 
m. at Lawrence, Mass., 24 Jan. 1859, George W. Plumer, s. of 
George and Sarah (Westcott), of South Lee, farmer, auctioneer, 
poet, b. at Nottingham 21 Nov. 1828, d. 26 Dec. 1901. One child. 

Only child by second wife: 

iii. George Kittredge, of South Lee, farmer, b. at Lee 26 Oct. 1847;' 
living unm. (1910). 



256 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

130. AsA^ Huckins {RohertJ Israel,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ James,^ 

Robert^), of Strafford, farmer, born at Barrington (Strafford) 
21 Dec. 1807, died 29 Sept. 1878. He married, 14 Feb. 1835, 
Elizabeth Seavey, daughter of Shadrach and Susanna (Lea- 
vitt), who was born at Chichester 27 Dec. 1807 and died at 
Northwood 7 Jan. 1894. 
Children: 

i. George Washington,^ of Northwood, farmer, b. at Strafford 
12 Nov. 1836; d. 15 Apr. 1913; m. 1 Jan. 1867 Abigail Eldridge 
BuzzELL, dau. of Harry B. and Eliza Gilman (Berry), b. at Straf- 
ford Ridge 27 Mar. 1848, who m. (2) 31 Jan. 1892 Henry C. Orr 
of Buffalo, N. Y., and d. at Rochester, N. Y., 14 Nov. 1890, 
Three children. 

ii. Charles A., of Straft'ord, farmer, b. at Strafford 19 July 1845; d. 
21 Aug. 1880; m. June 1867 Laura C. Hill, dau. of Joseph and 
Mary S. (Boody), b. at Strafford 14 July 1848, living (1910) ab 
Strafford. One child. 

131. Robert^ Huckins (Robert,"^ Israel,^ Robert,^ JoJm,^ Robert,^ 

James,'^ Robert^), of Strafford and of Madbury, farmer, born 
at Strafford 8 July 1821, died 2 Jan. 1888. He married, 
3 July 1852, Mary A. Paul, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia 
(Hodgdon), who was born at Rollinsford 3 Mar. 1828 and died 
16 Apr. 1910. 

Children, born at Madbury: 

i. Lydia Ellen,^ b. 15 Feb. 1856; living unm. (1910) at Strafford. 

ii. Frank Wolcott, of Roxbury, Mass., police officer, b. 9 Sept. 1860; 
living (1910); m. (1) 15 Oct. 1889 Marietta L. Valentine, dau. 
of John E. and Jane (Paul), b. in Boston, Mass., 13 Dec. 1862, d. 
17 Oct. 1906; m. (2) 3 Aug. 1908 Katharine V. (Neal) Moody, 
dau. of Eugene B. and Anne M. (Manning) and Y>ddow of Hum- 
phrey E., b. at Haverhill, Mass., 6 Nov. 1873, living (1910). 
Four children, by first wife. 

iii. Edgar Irving, of Strafford, farmer, b. 19 Sept. 1862; living (1910); 
m. 3 Mar. 1902 Adeline May Hill, dau. of John and Laura 
(Kimball), b. at Strafford 3 Mar. 1886, hving (1910). Three 
children. 

132. Samuel W.^ Huckins {Israel,'^ Israel,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert ^^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Dorchester, Mass., 1845, innkeeper, farmer, 
born at Barrington (Strafford) 5 Oct. 1817, died at Bedford, 
Mass., 7 Feb. 1892. He married at Dorchester, Mass., in 
1843, Sarah E. Thayer, daughter of Minot and Angelette 
(Holmes), who was born at Milton, Mass., 21 June 1826 and 
died in Boston, Mass., 28 Dec. 1902. 
Children : 

i. Albert E.,^ of East Milton, Mass., photographer, b. at Dorchester, 
Mass., 12 Oct. 1843; d. s.p. 7 July 1910; m. 7 June 1869 Ellen 
C. Skinner, dau. of George and Sarah (Adams), b. at Milton, 
Mass., 7 July 1847, living (1910) at East Milton, Mass. 

ii. Mary Atherton, b. at Needham, Mass., 31 Mar. 1846; d. unm. ab 
Medfield, Mass., 16 Jan. 1909. 

iii. Henry G., of Bedford, Mass., mechanic, b. at Dorchester, Mass., 
9 Mar. 1849; living (1910); m. at Bedford, Mass., 25 May 1874, 
Henrietta Pushee, dau. of James M. and Mary A., b. at Bedford, 
Mass., 14 May 1850, d. 20 June 1884. Three children. 



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133. Israel^ Huckins (Israel,'^ Israel,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Boston, Mass., merchant, born at Strafford 
15 Nov. 1824, died at Woburn, Mass., 30 July 1875. He 
married first, at Roxbury, Mass., 7 Aug. 1853, Jane Waldron, 
daughter of Daniel B. and Drusilla, who was born at Roxbury, 
Mass., in May 1835 and died in Boston, Mass., 10 Aug. 1860; 
and secondly, 1 Oct. 1865, Sarah E. Wilson, daughter of 
William and Mary Ann (Beatteay), who was born at St. John, 
N. B., 15 July 1836 and was living in 1910 at Sharon, Mass. 

Only child by first wife: 
i. A CHiLD,^ b. and d. at Roxbury, Mass., 2 May 1856. 

Only child by second wife: 

ii. George F., of Sharon, Mass., merchant, b. in Boston, Mass., 17 Dec. 
1866; living (1910); m. in Boston, Mass., 12 Oct. 1891, Caroline 
E. Staus, dau. of George G. and Louisa A. (Roesger), b. in Boston, 
Mass., 10 Mar. 1873, living (1910). Two children. 

134. AzARiAH W.^ Huckins (Israel,'^ Israel,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Northwood, 1853, Nashua, 1856, cord- 
wainer, soldier in the Civil War (3d N. H. Volunteers), born 
at Strafford 3 Oct. 1831, died at Hilton Head, S. C, 20 Aug. 
1862. He married, 30 Nov. 1854, Elizabeth M. Page, who 
was born in 1833 and died at Northwood 1 Oct. 1855. 

Only child: 
i. A S0N,9 b. at Northwood 1855; d. 7 Feb. 1856. 

135. Capt. George Warren^ Huckins {Israel,"^ Israel,^ Robert,^ 

John,^ Robert,^ James, ^ Robert^), of Appleton, Wis., 1866, 
manufacturer, officer in the Civil War (4th N. H. Volunteers), 
born at Strafford 10 May 1838, died 30 Jan. 1911. He 
married, 2 Jan. 1866, Carlotta D. Carleton (vide supraj 
63, ii, 1), daughter of Dudley B. and Ruth D. (Huckins). 
Children, born at Davenport, Iowa: 

i. MiNOT Sanborn,^ of Appleton, Wis., manufacturer, b. 26 Mar. 

1868; living unm. (1910). 
ii. ZoE Sibley, b. 31 Aug. 1869; living (1915); m. 4 Dec. 1894 George 

Halliday Flinn, s. of John L. and Kate (Brady), of Peoria, 111., 

builder, b. at Peoria, 111., 31 Aug. 1869, living (1915). Two 

children. 
iii. Walter Ernest, of Appleton, Wis., musician, b. 23 Nov. 1873; 

living unm. (1910). 
iv. Ethel Ruth, b. 29 Nov. 1884; living s.p. (1910); m. 27 Apr. 1904 

Carl H. Zimmerman, s. of Dr. John and Laura (Meier), of Chica2;o, 

111., merchant, b. at St. Charles, Mo., 15 July 1882, living (1910). 

136. Andrew^ Huckins (John D.,^ Andrew,^ Robert,^ John,'^ Robert,^ 

Jo,mes^ Robert^), of Alton, farmer, born at Madbury 19 Apr. 

1820, died 6 Nov. 1894. He married, 6 Nov. 1845, Maria J. 

Chamberlain, daughter of John and Abigail (Stevens), who 

was born at Alton 1 Nov. 1823 and died 27 Apr. 1893. 

Children, born at Alton: 

i. Mary A.,^ b. 9 Sept. 1848; d. 21 Sept. 1904; m. 9 Feb. 1868 Horace 
P. BooDY, 8. of Harrison and Tamson L. (Ham), of New Durham, 
farmer, treasurer, soldier in the Civil War (10th N. H. Vol.), b. 
at Alton 14 Apr. 1844, who m. (2) 9 Sept. 1905 Mary C. Berry, 
widow, and was Uving (1910). One child. 



258 . Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

ii. Sylvester B., of Alton, farmer, b, 21 Mar. 1852; living (1910); m. 

5 Julv 1874 Geohgianna L. Berry, dau. of John and Nancy M. 

(Phelps), b. at Wilmot Flat 2 June 1855, living (1910). One child, 
iii. Alice R., b. 30 Jan. 1862; living (1910); m. 4 July 1883 George A. 

Sackett, 8. of Noble and Rubv (Jacobs), of Barnstead, farmer, b. 

at Barnstead 23 Sept. 1861, living (1910). Three children. 

13*7. John Ira^ Huckins (John D.,^ Andrew,^ Robert,^ John,^ Robert,^ 
James,'^ Robert^), of Alton and of Farmington, farmer, born at 
Madbury 15 Jan. 1830, died 8 Nov. 1911. He married, 
3 Nov. 1853, Abigail W. Whitehoxjse, daughter of Andrew 
and Mary T. (Wise), who was born at Sanford, Me., 6 Aug. 
1831 and died 25 Jan. 1898. 
Children : 

i. Mary Estelle,^ b. at Alton 10 Nov. 1854; d. 27 Dec. 1863. 

ii. Hannah Edna Isabelle, b. at Alton 11 May 1858; living (1912); 
m. (1) 24 June 1882 Dana R. Berry, s. of James Demeritt and 
Hannah (Foss), of Strafford, farmer, b. at Strafford 13 May 1856, 
living (1910); m. (2) 28 July 1902 Paul Henry Peavey, s. of 
John D. and Emily (Furber), of Farmington, stonemason, b. at 
Farmington 24 Jan. 1846, d. 25 Jan. 1909; m. (3) 28 July 1910, as 
his second wife, Frank P. McDuffee, s. of James and Abigail 
(Palmer), of Rochester, farmer, b. at Rochester 18 Feb. 1858, 
living (1912). One child, by first husband. 

iii. John Andrew, of Farmington, farmer, b. at Farmington 23 Feb. 
1866; living (1910); m. 17 May 1886 Ethel M. Scruton, dau. 
of Daniel and Vienna (Brock), b. at Strafford 17 May 1867, living 
(1910). Six cliildren. 

iv. Laura Susan, b. at Farmington 24 Mar. 1868; living (1910); m. 
12 June 1901 Rev. Alrert Syze, s. of James F. and Martha B. 
(Griffin), of Yorktown Heights, N. Y., and of Bolton, Mass., b. 
at Yorktown Heights, N. Y., 30 Nov. 1867, living (1910). Two 
children. 

138. John B.^ Huckins {Robert Levi,'' Andrew,^ Robert,^ John* 

Robert,^ James,'^ Robert^), of Madbury and of Farmington, 
1906, farmer, county commissioner, 1882, born at Madbury 
9 Oct. 1827, died 6 Aug. 1913. He married, in 1851, Mary A. 
Morrison, daughter of Nehemiah and Mary (French), who 
was born at Alton 5 July 1831 and died 15 Apr. 1906. 
Children, born at Madbury: 

i. Ida M.,^ b. 1851; d. 1865. 

ii. Charles, d. in infancy. 

iii. Elijah Austin, of Salem, Mass., shoemaker, b. 16 Feb. 1856; living 
s.p.* (1910); m. 31 Dec. 1879 Jennette A. Page, dau. of John B. 
and Mary A. (Dudley), b. at Northwood 4 Feb. 1855, hving 
(1910). 

iv. Arabella V., b. 26 June 1861; d. 13 Sept. 1910; m. 12 Aug. 1885 
David W. Gate, s. of David O. and Emily A. (Oilman), of Farm- 
ington, clerk, b. at Rolhnsford 10 Mar. 1864, hving (1910). One 
child. 

V. Mary Augusta, b. 21 Mar. 1869; living (1915); m. at Portsmouth, 
15 Nov. 1913, David W. Gate, surviving husband of her sister 
Arabella V., q.v. 

139. Robert Levi^ Huckins {Robert Levi,"^ Andrew,^ Robert,^ John,* 

Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Charlestown, Mass., warden, born 
at Madbury 24 Dec. 1840, died 27 Oct. 1894. He married at 

* He has an adopted daughter. 



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Dover, 15 Mar. 1863, Sarah Jane Tucker, daughter of John 
and Eliza (Huzzey), who was born at Dover 30 Sept. 1840 and 
was living in 1910 at Haverhill, Mass. 
Children : 

i. Laura Gertrude,^ b. at Dover 12 Jan. 1864; living s.p. (1910); m. 
at Concord, Mass., 30 May 1885, Harry S. Lyman, s. of George 
D. and Hannah (Plummer), of Medford, Mass., turnkey, b. at 
Milton, N. H., 15 Aug. 1852, living (1910). 

ii. Edward Lincoln, b. at Dover 4 Dec. 1869; d. at Charlestown, Mass., 

25 Apr. 1870. 

iii. Bernice Honora, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 25 July 1873; living 
(1910); m. 22 Feb. 1897 Amos H. Kimball, s. of James V. and 
Sarah (Kimball), of Haverhill, Mass., travelling salesman, b. at 
Newton, N. H., 14 Nov. 1872, living (1910). Three children. 

iv. John Waldo, b. at Charlestown, Mass., 15 May 1875; d. at Concord, 
Mass., 10 Feb. 1879. 

140. Abraham W.^ Huckins (Joseph,"^ John,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Boston, Mass., carpenter, born at Barring- 
ton (Strafford) 25 May 1817, died 28 Jan. 1863. He married, 

18 Feb. 1841, Elizabeth Parshley, daughter of John and 
Mary (?) (Foss), who was born at Strafford. 

Children, born in Boston, Mass. : 

i. George W.,^ b. 24 Feb. 1849; d. 10 Apr. 1849. 
ii. Josephine E., b. July 1850; d. 14 Oct. 1851. 
iii. Charles A., b. 3 Sept. 1853. 

He is said to have had two other sons, who were killed in the Civil 

War, and who must, therefore, have been born earUer than the 

children given above. 

141. Daniel W.^ Huckins (Joseph,'' John,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ 

J antes, ^ Robert^), of Strafford, farmer, born at Strafford 

19 Aug. 1828, died 5 Feb. 1899. He married, 18 Nov. 1874, 
Mercy A. Yeaton, daughter of John and Susan (Haley), who 
was born at Strafford 27 Aug. 1846 and died 2 Aug. 1912. 

Children, born at Strafford: 

i. LiLLA F.,9 b. 10 Oct. 1876; Uving unm. (1910). 
ii. Myra E., b. 14 Oct. 1878; living unm. (1910). 
iii. Alice M., b. 4 May 1882; living (1914); m. 1 Oct. 1913 John A. 

Paulson, s. of Samuel and Caroline (Wilson), of Farmington, 

farmer, b. near Stockholm, Sweden, 21 Dec. 1874, living (1914). 
iv. Fred E., of Strafford, town clerk, b. 17 Apr. 1884; hving unm. 

(1910). 
V. Clarence D., of Strafford, farmer, b. 3 Jan. 1887; living unm. 

(1910). 
vi. Emma A., b. 25 June 1888; living (1913); m. at Centre Strafford, 

26 June 1912, Ivers L. Wetherbee, s. of Levi K. and Mary E. 
(Cram), of Arlington, Mass., jeweler, b. at South Reading, Vt,, 
14 May 1875. 

142. Joseph^ Huckins {Joseph,'^ John,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Ipswich, Mass., farmer, born at Straft^ord 
28 Dec. 1833, died 23 June 1880. He married, 23 Jan. 1859, 
Elizabeth B. Coombs, daughter of Samuel and AHce (Rob- 
erts), who was born at Atkinson, Me., 27 Dec. 1839 and died 
in Boston, Mass., 15 Mar. 1892. 

Children, born at Ipswich, Mass. : 
i. Alice L.,^ b. 7 Dec. 1860; d. 7 Mar. 1869. 

VOL. LXIX« 17 



260 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

ii. Ida E., b. 17 Mar. 1865; living (1910); m. 10 Dec. 1884 John 
Henry Proctor, s. of Joseph, Jr., and Lucretia (Stanwood), of 
Brookline, Mass., building contractor, b. at Essex, Mass., 29 June 
1862, living (1910). Six children. 

iii. Joseph A., of Ipswich, Mass., superintendent of highways, b. 12 Oct. 
1866; living unm. (1910). 

143. Dea. Barzillai^ Huckins {Nathaniel,'^ James,^ John,^ John,* 
Robert,^ J antes, '^ Robert^), of Greene, Iowa, 1871, farmer, born 
at Charleston, Me., 8 Mar. 1816, died 7 Feb. 1901. He 
married at Charleston, Me., 1 Nov. 1842, Jane A. Stimpson, 
daughter of David and Susanna, who was born at Union, Me., 
12 Mar. 1819 and died 6 June 1884. 
Children, born at Charleston, Me. : 

i. Dr. Charles Clifton,® of Greene, Iowa, physician, b. 19 July 1843; 
d. 17 Aug. 1895; m. 24 Dec. 1876 Pauline S. Doore, dau. of Jael 
and Sarah (Cushing), b. at Atkinson, Me., 26 Oct. 1849, living 
(1910) at Greene, Iowa. One child. 

ii. William R., b. 24 July 1845; d. 29 Dec. 1861. 

iii. Julian Montgomery, b. 13 June 1849; d. 4 Jan. 1862. 

iv. George A., b. 20 July 1851; d. 28 Dec. 1861. 

V. Francis W., of Greene, Iowa, farmer, b. 29 Sept. 1854; d. 27 Mar. 
1900; m. (1) 3 Oct. 1878 Kate Leeman, dau. of Cyrus P. and 
Amelia A. (Whitmore), b. at Hannibal, Mo., 15 July 1860, d. 
18 Feb. 1882; m. (2) 6 Oct. 1883 Adeline A. Stevens, dau. of 
Edwin F. and Ellen (Peabody), b. at Corinth, Me., 27 Apr. 1863, 
living (1910) at Greene, Iowa. Two children by first wife and 
three children by second wife. 

vi. Henry A., of Greene, Iowa, farmer, b. 3 Jan. 1857; living unm. (1910). 

vii. Helen M., b. 12 Jan. 1860; d. 4 Dec. 1861. 

144. Eliphalet Brown^ Huckins {John,'' Samuel,^ John,^ John^* 
Robert,^ James,'^ Robert^), of Burnside, 111., Carthage, 111., 1881, 
farmer, born at Bridgewater 17 Oct. 1823, died 18 Mar. 1897. 
He married, 15 Nov. 1849, Julia C. Howd, daughter of Isaac 
and Anna (Johnson), who was born at Onondaga, N. Y., 
6 Dec. 1829 and was living in 1910 at San Jose, Cal. 

Children, the first three born at Burnside, Pilot Grove 
Township, 111., the others at Carthage, 111.: 

i. Edmund O.,^ b. 15 Mar. 1851; d. 18 Aug. 1852. 

ii. Albertine, of Vallejo, Cal., Berryessa, Cal., and San Jose, Cal., 
teacher, b. 13 Apr. 1854; living (1914); m. (1) 13 Apr. 1875 
Caroline Kinney, dau. of John and Emeline (Yetter), b. at 
Webster, 111., 15 Sept. 1859, d. 17 Dec. 1875; m. (2) 26 Dec. 1879 
Dr. Millicent Leudora Champlain, dau. of Uri and Josepliine 
(Robinson), b. at Lewiston, 111., 13 Apr. 1863, living (1910) at Los 
Angeles, Cal.; m. (3) 2 June 1910 Josephine Martha (Cooley) 
Overstreet, dau. of William Harrison and Caren Abigail (Hen- 
dricks) and former wife of Edwin, b. at Des Moines, Iowa, 13 Mar. 
1877, living (1914). Two children, by third wife. 

iii. Charles Brown, b. 22 June 1856; d. 11 May 1857. 

iv. Horace S., of Des Moines, Iowa, physician, M.D., b. 4 Jan. 1864; 
living (1910); m. (1) 11 May 1886 Catherine Sample, dau. of 
James and Elizabeth (Spangler), b. at Plymouth, 111., 31 Jan. 1868, 
living (1910) at Carthage, 111.; m. (2) at San Jose, Cal., 5 Dec. 
1903, Nona M. Driggs, dau. of WiUiam and Lovina (Bailey), b. 
at Broadwell, Ohio, 4 Oct. 1874, living (1910). Two children, by 
first wife. 

V. Laura, b. 17 Jan. 1867; d. 27 Mar. 1867. 

vi. Lewis Decatur, b. 29 May 1871; d. 9 July 1875. 



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vii. Flora Julia, b. 24 Jan. 1874; living; (1910); m. 8 Nov. 1899 George 
V. Carter, s. of William and Jemima (Taylor), of San Jose, Cal., 
quartermaster sergeant, U.S.M.C., retired, b. at Salem, Mass., 
17 June 1871, living (1910). Four children. 

viii. Wilda Jane, b. 9 Feb. 1876; living (1915); m. 22 June 1912 John 
Lemuel Jones, s. of John Lemuel and Emma Jane (Hamilton), of 
San Jose, Cal., garage owner, b. at Lebanon, Tenn., 29 June 1875, 
Uving (1915), One child. 

145. Edgar W.^ Huckins {David Thompson,'^ Samuel,^ John,^ John,^ 

Robert,^ James,'^ Robert^), of Watertown, Mass., Edgartown, 

Mass., 1910, dentist, born at Watertown, Mass., 1 July 1855, 

was living in 1910. He married, 10 Oct. 1887, Jennie M. 

Patten, daughter of Thomas and Mary Low (Bradley), who 

was born at Watertown, Mass., 8 July 1864 and was living in 

1910. 

Only child: 

i. Carl White,'' of Watertown, Mass., clerk, b. at Watertown, Mass., 
9 Dec. 1893; living unm. (1915). 

146. John^ Huckins {Jonathan Crawford,"^ Ebenezer^^ John,^ John,^ 

Robert,^ James^ Robert^), of Osceola, 111., 1856, Fitch Bay, 
P. Q., 1864, contractor and builder, born at Stanstead, P. Q., 
3 Oct. 1825, died 29 Apr. 1891. He married at Lowell, Mass., 
30 Oct. 1845, Emily Gustin, daughter of Daniel (or Aaron) 
and Marion (Flanders), who was born at Stanstead, P. Q., 
7 Feb. 1822 and died 29 Nov. 1900. 

Children, the first four and the last one born at Fitch Bay, 
P. Q., the others at Osceola, 111.: 

i. Rosalie Luella,^ b. 11 Jan. 1848; d. 4 Mar. 1903; m. (1) 18 Nov. 
1869 Briggs Wheeler, s. of Jacob and Phoebe (Mandigo), of 
Clarenceville, P. Q., farmer, b. at Clarenceville, P. Q., 29 Jan. 
1845, d. 29 Mar. 1885; m. (2) at Newport, Vt., 16 June 1889, as 
his second wife, Henry Redeker, s. of Andrew and Julie (Man- 
digo), of Georgeville, P. Q., blacksmith, b. at Missisqua, N. Y., 
16 Feb. 1829, d. 15 Oct. 1892. Five children, by first husband. 

ii. John Henry, of Georgeville, P. Q., carpenter, b. 22 Jan. 1850; living 
(1910); m. 14 Oct. 1883 Mary Agnes Peasley, dau. of James and 
Agnes (Packard), b. at Georgeville, P. Q., 13 Feb. 1863, living 
(1910). One child. 

ill. Lindsay Abbott, of Fitch Bay, P. Q., carpenter, b. 29 Feb. 1852; 
living (1910); m. 9 Mar. 1877 Elzina Ezma Redeker, dau. of 
Henry and Louisa (Wilson), b. at Magoon's Point, P. Q., 11 Jan. 
1857; living (1910). Six children. 

iv. Clara Etta, b. 18 Feb. 1855; d. 1 Oct. 1856. 

V. Lilla Ann, b. 22 Sept. 1858; living unm. (1910) at Fitch Bay, P. Q. 

vi. Almena Melissa, b. 12 Mar. 1860; living s.p. (1910); m. 25 Dec. 
1882 William Peasley, s. of James and Agnes (Packard), of 
Georgeville, P. Q., mechanic, b. at Rockville, Conn., 22 Apr. 1857, 
living (1910). 

vii. William Albert, of Georgeville, P. Q., carpenter, b. 25 Feb. 1863; 
living unm. (1910). 

viii. Charles Adelbert, of Georgeville, P. Q., farmer, b. 25 Feb. 1864; 
living (1910); m. 29 Nov. 1887 Mary Emily Peasley, dau. of 
Leonard C. and Mary Ann (Packard), b. at Georgeville, P. Q., 
30 Aug. 1861 [sic], living (1910). One child. 

ix. Emma Blanche, b. 11 Sept. 1867; living (1910); m. 8 Oct. 1890 
Leonard Peasley, s. of Leonard C. and Mary Ann (Packard), of 
Georgeville, P. Q., farmer, b. at Georgeville, P. Q., 2 Feb. 1862 
[sic], living (1910). Two children. 



262 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

147. George^ Huckins {Jonathan Crawford,'' Ebenezer,^ John,^ 

John,^ Robert,^ James,'^ Robert^), of Neponset, 111., farmer, born 
at Stanstead, P. Q., 10 Apr. 1827, died 11 June 1894. He 
married Valeria Merrill, who was born at Fitch Bay, 
P. Q., and died 10 June 1894. 

Children, born at Fitch Bay, P. Q. : 

i. Clarence L.,^ of Chicago, 111., 1874, merchant, b. 22 May 1851: d. 

14 May 1907; m. 17 Nov. 1872 Flora E. Rians, dau. of Andrew 

J. and Elizabeth M. (Smith), b. at Buffalo, N. Y., 29 Nov. 1853, 

d. 31 Jan. 1904. Five children, 
ii. Leurebah, b. 7 July 1855; d. 2 Sept. 1856. 
iii. Alonzo, of Chicago, 111., merchant, b. 4 Oct. 1858; d. s.p. 1887; 

m. . 

iv. Herbert, b. 22 June 1860; d. 8 May 1862. 

148. Michael^ Huckins {Jonathan Crawford,'^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ 

John,^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Neponset, 111., 1860, 
farmer, soldier in the Civil War, born at Stanstead, P. Q., 

17 Mar. 1829, died 21 Aug. 1870. He married Praxo Mer- 
rill, who was born at Fitch Bay, P. Q., and died at Neponset, 
111., in Oct. 1876. 

Children: 

i. Cynthia,^ b. at Stanstead, P. Q., 8 July 1855; living (1910) at Buda, 
lU.; m. 21 Sept. 1869 John Acker, s. of David and Charlotte, of 
Neponset, 111., carpenter, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 21 Sept. 1851, d. 

26 Jan. 1910. Seven children. 

ii. Ina, b. at Stanstead, P. Q., 22 Aug. 1857; living (1910); m. Samuel 
Brown of Long Beach, Cal., Hving (1910). Four children. 

iii. Dora, b. at Neponset, 111., 11 Aug. 1858; living (1910) in Chicago, 
111,; m. 2 Feb. 1882 Llewellyn Nash, s. of Hutchinson J, and 
Elizabeth (Fenner), of BurUngton, Iowa, and of Chicago, 111., 
telegrapher, b. at Forest, Ont., 24 June 1858, d. 14 Sept. 1891. 
Four children. 

149. Alonzo B.^ Huckins {Jonathan Crawford,'^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ 

John,^ Robert,^ James, ^ Robert^), of Kewanee, III., 1855, horse 
breeder, born at Stanstead, P. Q., 29 Sept. 1838, died 27 May 
1913. He married, 26 Sept. 1866, Mary 0. Hewitt, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Collins Anson and Martha (Moore), who was 
born at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 10 May 1845 and died 7 Feb. 
1911. 
Children: 

i. Leon C.,' of Chicago, III., travelling salesman, b. at Neponset, 111., 

27 Aug. 1868; Hving (1910); m. 6 Apr. 1892 Amy V. Priestman, 
dau. of Dr. John and Martha (Law), b. at Neponset, 111., 14 June 
1865, living (1910). Two children. 

ii. Ruby G., b. at Neponset, 111., 18 Oct. 1884; hving unm. (1910) in 
Chicago, 111. 

150. James^ Huckins {Jonathan Crawford,'^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,* 

Robert,^ James^ Robert^), of Pateros, Wash., farmer, soldier 
in the Civil War, born at Stanstead, P. Q., 18 Oct. 1843, died 

18 July 1909. He married, 18 June 1871, Mary E. Middle- 
ton, daughter of James and Elizabeth F. (Hison), who was 
bom at Elkhart, Ind., 13 Apr. 1856 and was living in 1910 at 
Pateros, Wash. 



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Children: 

i. Burton B.,^ of Pateros, Wash., mechanic, b. at Stewart, Iowa, 
10 Mar. 1872; Uving (1910); m. Phebe Burns, dau. of William 
and Margaret (Donelson), living (1910). Two children. 

ii. Frances A., b. at Neponset, 111., 22 Apr. 1875; living (1910); m. 
James McNichol of Oelrich, S. Dak., farmer, living (1910). 
Two children. 

iii. George A., of Pateros, Wash., farmer, b. at Stewart, Iowa, 23 June 
1877; m. (1) 7 Nov. 1899 Ethel Harold; m. (2) 5 Sept. 1911 
Mary Burns, dau. of Wilham and Margaret (Donelson), b. at 
Carbon, Ind., 27 Mar. 1872, living (1915). Two children, one by 
each wife. 

iv. Daisy D., b. at Gray, Iowa, 25 Sept. 1879; living (1910); m. Rob- 
ert W. Dougherty, s. of William and Anna, of Hill City, S. Dak., 
farmer, b. at Rossiter, N. Y., living (1910). One child. 

V. Cora B., b. at Gray, Iowa, 2 Oct. 1881; d. unm. 23 June 1898. 

vi. Alonzo B., of Pateros, Wash., machinist, b. at Hill City, S. Dak., 
28 July 1883; living mim. (1910). 

vii. Bertha M., b. at Gray, low^a, 15 Jan. 1885; living (1910); m. 
5 July 1901 George Newcomb, s. of William and Emily, of 
Pateros, Wash., b. in co. York, Eng., living (1910). One child. 

viii. Clarence W., of Pateros, Wash., machinist, b. at Oelrich, S. Dak., 
10 Mar. 1889; living unm. (1910). 

15 L OzRO Christopher Columbus^ Huckins (Jonathan Crawford J 

Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,^ Robert,^ James, ^ Robert^) y of Neponset, 

111., farmer, born at Stanstead, P. Qv 22 June 1847, died 

23 Oct. 1908. He married Kate McDonald, daughter of 

John and Kate, who was living in 1910 at Princeton, IlL 

Children, born at Neponset, 111. : 

i. Charles,^ d. in infancy. 

ii. Louisa, d. unm. 

iii. Charlotte, d. unm. 

iv. Effie, d. unm. 

V. John, of Chicago, 111., b. 1880; m. . 

152. Aaron Sherman^ Huckins {Ebenezer,'^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,^ 
Robert,^ Jamesj^ Robert^), of Grafton, Mass., and of Hubbards- 
ton, Mass., 1866, farmer, born at Stanstead, P. Q., 5 Feb. 
1840, died 20 Nov. 1904. He married at Millbury, Mass., 
28 Sept. 1861, Abigail A. Sweeney, daughter of John S. and 
Elvira (Barrus), who was born at Grafton, Mass., 4 Dec. 1840 
and was living in 1910 at Gardner, Mass. 
Children: 

i. Frances E.,^ b. at Grafton, Mass., 6 Mar. 1863; d. 1 Aug. 1864. 

ii. Elizabeth L., b. at Grafton, Mass., 10 Sept. 1865; living (1910); 
m. (1) at Hubbardston, Mass., 27 Jan. 1889, Frank W. Hobbs, s. 
of Moses and Mary E. (Flynn), of Hubbardston, Mass., mechanic, 
b. at Hubbardston, Mass., 7 Oct. 1863, d. 11 Mar. 1899; m. (2) 
15 Sept. 1908 John Mallender, s. of Thomas and Mary (Taylor), 
of Gardner, Mass., carpenter, b. at Sheffield, Eng., 10 Feb. 1880, 
living (1910). One child, by first husband. 

iii. Arthur Sherman, of North Brookfield, Mass., engineer, b. at Hub- 
bardston, Mass., 31 Oct. 1871; living (1915); m. 17 Sept. 1900 
Edna C. Cain, dau. of Henry H. and Belle L. (Allen), b. at Shel- 
burne Falls, Mass., 19 Apr. 1873, Uving (1915). Eight children. 

iv. Lothrop Samuel, of Gardner, Mass., cabinetmaker, b. at Hubbards- 
ton, Mass., 14 Mar. 1887; Uving (1915); m. 25 Sept. 1907 Mary- 
Lucy Gallant, dau. of John and Sylvia (Perry), b. at Gardner, 
Mass., 3 Aug. 1886, Uving (1915). Three children. 



264 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

153. Francis E.^ Huckins {Ebenezer,'^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John* Rob- 

ert,^ J antes j^ Robert^), of Graftoiij Mass., farmer, soldier in the 
Civil War (15th Mass. Volunteers), born at Grafton, Mass., 
28 Nov. 1842, was livmg in 1910. He married, 5 July 1866, 
Lucy M. Speare, daughter of Lemuel and Lucy M. (Green), 
who was born at Quincy, Mass., 17 May 1848 and was living 
in 1910. 
Children: 

i. Susan Marie,^ b. at Grafton, Mass., 31 May 1870; living (1910); 
m. at Grafton, Mass., 15 Dec. 1888, Henry G. Allen, s. of Gideon 
and Margaret (Sims), of North Grafton, Mass., drayman, b. at 
Yarmouth, N. S., 26 July 1862, living (1910). Three children. 

ii. Lucy Frances, b. in Boston, Mass., 9 June 1872; living (1910); m. 
at Grafton, Mass., 20 Jan. 1898, George Bucklin Stockwell, s. 
of Seth and Sarah E. (Kendall), of North Grafton, Mass., florist, 
b. at Grafton, Mass., 12 Oct. 1867, living (1910). Three children. 

154. George Henry^ Huckins (Ebenezer,"^ Ebenezer^^ John,^ John,^ 

Robert,^ James,'^ Robert^), of Grafton, Mass., miller, born at 

Grafton, Mass., 7 Nov, 1855, died 15 July 1908. He married 

at Grafton, Mass., 2 Sept. 1875, Caroline Jane Thompson, 

daughter of Isaac M. and Caroline W. (Dudley), who was born 

at Hopkinton, Mass., 15 Jan. 1860 and was living in 1910 at 

Springfield, Mass. 

Children, born at Grafton, Mass. : 

i. Chester Lathrop,' b. 7 Feb. 1884; d. 27 July 1885. 

ii. Marian Emma, b. 26 May 1887; living unm. (1915) at Springfield, 

Mass. 

155. Moses^ Huckins (Moses,"^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John* Robert,^ 

J antes j^ Robert^), of Dunlap, 111., farmer, born at Morrill's 

Mills (Boynton), P. Q., 20 June 1851, was living in 1910. 

He married, 23 June 1895, Juliette Marie Soubrouillard, 

daughter of Victor and ApoUine (Terminot), who was born at 

Kapelle in Saarburg, Lorraine, 15 Jan. 1868, and was living 

in 1910. 

Children: 

i. Albert Louis,^ b. at Dunlap, 111., 29 Jan. 1896; d. 23 Aug. 1896. 
ii. Robert Alonzo, b. at Princeville, 111., 19 Feb. 1897; living (1915). 
iii. Pauline Marguerite, b. at Princeville, 111., 15 June 1905; living 
(1915). 

156. John Rollins^ Huckins {Moses, "^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,* 

Robert,^ J antes, "^ Robert^), of Kansas City, Kans., farmer, born 
at Morrill's Mills (Boynton), P. Q., 10 May 1854, died 19 Jan. 
1915. He married, 12 June 1880, Anna McFarland, daughter 
of William and Virginia (Donolson), who was born at Neponset, 
111., 3 July 1859 and died 16 Feb. 1909. 
Children : 

i. Raymond,' of Griswold, Iowa, farmer, b. at Neponset, 111., 25 Apr. 

1881; living (1915); m. Blanche Roberts. Two children. 
ii. Earl, b. at Gray, Iowa, 6 Apr. 1884; d. 16 Mar. 1912; m. Alta 

Utter. One child. 
iii. Rollins, of Omaha, Nebr., salesman, b. at Griswold, Iowa, 21 Apr. 

1886; hving unm. (1915). 
iv. Ruth, b. at Griswold, Iowa, 3 Feb. 1889; living imm. (1915). 



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157. Charles White^ Huckins (Moses,"^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,* 

Robert,^ James, '^ Robert^), of Fort Madison, Iowa, 1904, car- 
penter, born at Morrill's Mills, P. Q.,* 13 Aug. 1856, died at 
Clarinda, Iowa, 19 Nov. 1914. He married at Atlantic, Iowa, 
8 Apr. 1893, Katherine Besser, daughter of Adam and 
Kunigunde (Reichel), who was born at Holzhausen, Kreis 
Biederkopf, Prussia, 14 Apr. 1861, and was living in 1915 at 
Fort Madison, Iowa. 
Only child: 

i. Charles Henry,' of Des Moines, Iowa, b. at Griswold, Iowa, 
14 Feb. 1894; living unm. (1915). 

158. Eugene Addi^ Huckins (Mo'ses,"^ Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,* 

Robert,^ J antes, ^ Robert^), of Marcus, Iowa, 1891, Lancaster, 
Minn., 1904, farmer, born at Neponset, 111., 13 Apr. 1861, 
was living in 1910. He married at Neponset, 111., 21 July 
1883, Fannie Stinson, daughter of William and Mary (Stin- 
son), who was born at Buda, 111., 21 Mar. 1863 and was 
living in 1910. 
Children : 

i. William,' of Lancaster, Minn., farmer, b. at Neponset, 111., 16 May 

1884; living unm. (1915). 
ii. Allison, of Lancaster, Minn., farmer, b. at Neponset 111., 22 Jan. 

1888; living unm. (1915). 
iii. Ralph, of Lancaster, Minn., farmer, b. at Marcus, Iowa, 20 Sept. 

1891; living unm. (1915). 
iv. Stella, b. at Marcus, Iowa, 20 Aug. 1893; living unm. (1915). 
v. Flossie, b. at Marcus, Iowa, 20 Oct. 1895; living (1915). 
vi. LiDA, b. at Marcus, Iowa, 20 Feb. 1898; living (1915). 
vii. Minnie, b. at Marcus, Iowa, 7 Mar. 1900. 
viii. Marie, b. at Marcus, Iowa, 11 Sept. 1903. 
ix. Laura, b. at Lancaster, Minn., 15 Apr. 1905. 
X. Ruth, b. at Lancaster, Minn., 4 Aug. 1907. 

159. Sherman Albert^ Huckins (Moses,'' Ebenezer,^ John,^ John,* 

Robert,^ James^ Robert^), of Caldwell, Kans., 1909, Oakwood, 
Okla., 1910, engineer, born at Neponset, 111., 8 Dec. 1865, was 
living in 1915. He married, 12 Sept. 1892, Phoebe Louisa 
Vansell, daughter of Samuel and Parthenia (Savage), who 
was born in Union Co., Tenn., 13 Nov. 1871 and was living 
in 1915. 
Children : 

i. Esther Juanita,^ b. at Horton, Kans., 1 Aug. 1893; living (1915); 

in. 22 Feb. 1912 Henry E. Rogers, s. of Sylvester and Sarah D. 

(Monzinger), of Oakwood, Okla., farmer, b. at Atchison, Mo., 

24 Sept. 1889, living (1915). Two children. 
ii. Willie Alberta, b. at Horton, Kans., 31 Aug. 1895; living unm. 

(1915). 
iii. Dessie Parthenia, b. at Fairbury, Nebr., 1 Sept. 1900; living 

(1915). 
iv. Harry Paul, b. at Muscotah, Kans., 8 Nov. 1902; living (1915). 
v. Cleon Gerald, b. at Griswold, Iowa, 16 June 1905; living (1915). 
vi. Jacqueline, b. at Herrington, Kans., 8 Sept. 1908; living (1915). 
vii. Orvel Earl, b. at Oakwood, Okla., 19 Dec. 1910; living (1915). 

* The birthplace of Charles White Huckins as given in Register, vol. 68, p. 331, 
is incorrect. 



266 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

160. William Wallace^ Huckins {William,'^ Ehenezer^^ John,^ 

John,^ Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of North Troy, Vt., carpenter, 
born at Libby's Mills, P. Q., 27 Mar. 1853, was living in 1910. 
He married first Mary Ann Batchelder, daughter of David 
and Amanda (Kellum), who was born at Fitch Bay, P. Q., 
7 Oct. 1843 and died 4 Feb. 1884; and secondly, 20 Aug. 1887, 
Caroline Parmenter, daughter of Joseph and Harriet 
(Cleary), who was born at Lowell, Vt., 28 June 1866 and was 
living in 1910. 

Children by first wife: 

u Gertrude,^ b. at Sherbrooke, P. Q., 12 July 1873; living (1915); m. 
23 Aug. 1893 Henry Smith, s. of Henry W. and Sarah (McBride), 
of Orleans, Vt., mechanic, b. at Shefford, P. Q., 25 Jan. 1866, 
living (1915). Four children. 

ii. Eugene E., of North Duxbury, Vt., engineer, b. at Libby's Mills, 
P. Q., 17 Sept. 1875; living (1910); m. 7 July 1896 Cora Emma 
Warner, dau. of Albert and Laura (Davis), b. at East Enosburg, 
Vt., 12 Feb. 1873, d. 18 Mar. 1905. Two children. 

Children by second wife: 

iii. William, of Ninette, Manit., musician, farmer, b. at Stanstead 
Junction, P. Q., 31 Aug. 1888; living (1915); m. 18 Nov. 1912 
Elizabeth Wier, dau. of Thoman and Mary (Wier), b. at Lurgan, 
Ire., 10 Jan. 1884; living (1915). One chHd. 

iv. Annie M., b. at Stanstead Junction, P. Q., 18 June 1891; living 
unm. (1915). 

V. Grace, b. at North Troy, Vt., 9 June 1894; Uving unm. (1915). 

vi. Doris, b. at North Troy, Vt., 8 Sept. 1899; Hving (1915). 

161. Isaac S.^ Huckins {Isaac,'^ Joseph,^ Isaac,^ Robert^'^ Robert,^ 

James,'^ Robert^), of Bay City, Mich., 1868, jeweler, U. S. 
pension agent, born at Plymouth 22 May 1844, was living in 
1910. He married, 11 Oct. 1873, Margaret M. Preston, 
daughter of Isaac and Hannah (Preston), who was born at 
Buffalo, N. Y., 30 May 1852 and was living in 1910. 
Children, born at Bay City, Mich. : 

i. Blanche T.,» b. 15 July 1875; living unm. (1910) at Bay City, 

Mich, 
ii. Anna L., b. 8 Apr. 1877; Uving (1910) at Cleveland. Ohio; m. at 

Dover, Ohio, 24 Oct. 1900, Allie Sperry, s. of Amos and Rachel 

(Noble), of North Dover, Ohio, farmer, b. at North Dover, Ohio, 

26 Dec. 1872, Uving (1910). Three children, 
iii. Lillian M., b. 5 Jan. 1882; Uving unm. (1915) at Bay City, Mich, 
iv. Martha E., b. 6 Nov. 1883; living (1910); m. in Chicago, 111., 

1 Aug. 1906, Albert Kuenster, s. of Herman and Christine 

(Berghoff), of Chicago, 111., druggist, b. in Chicago, lU., 21 Apr. 

1867, living (1910). One child. 
V. Julia, b. 25 July 1885; living (1910) at Bay City, Mich.; m. 14 Feb. 

1905 Bert C. Searing, s. of Alfred and Ella (RusseU), of Portland, 

Oreg., upholsterer, b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 7 Dec. 1882. Two 

children. 
vi. Frank O., of Saginaw, Mich., salesman, b. 21 Sept. 1891; living s.p. 

(1915); m. 26 Oct. 1913 Margaret M. Bernhard, dau. of Paul 

and Mary (Strickland), b. at Saginaw, Mich., 12 June 1895, 

Uving (1915). 
vii. Edward S., of Cincinnati, Ohio, b. 22 Nov. 1892; Uving unm. (1915). 

162. Joseph Prescott^ Huckins (Isaac,"^ Joseph,^ Isaac,^ Robert,'^ 

Robert,^ James^ Robert^) t of Plymouth, manufacturer, mer- 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughj Me. 267 

chant, sheriff, born at Plymouth 16 June* 1849, was living in 
1910. He married, 31 Dec. 1872, Laura King, daughter of 
Benjamin Trussel and Delia (Gilbert), who was born at Dan- 
ville, Vt., 22 Oct. 1847 and was living in 1910. 
Children : 

i. Theron H.,9 of Tilton, physician, B.L. (Dartmouth, 1897), M.D. 

(Dartmouth, 1902), b. at Plymouth 14 Nov. 1873; living s.p. 

(1910); m. 10 Dec. 1902 Blanche Orrall, dau. of Charles E. 

and Juha (Briggs), b. at Wauseon, Ohio, 6 Nov. 1876, living 

(1910). 
ii. George L., of Maiden, Mass., civil engineer, A.B. (Dartmouth, 

1899), b. at Plymouth 17 Aug. 1875; living (1910); m. 8 June 

1903 Alice Burleigh, dau. of Gordon and Mary J. (Sanborn), b. 

at Laconia 1 June 1873, living (1910). Two children. 

(To be concludedl 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Hbnby Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me, 

[Continued from page 1831 

[Names of Members, Continued] 

[54] 

Isaiah Frye, died 3, 3 mo., 1886. 
Mary Frye (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Lusana Frye, b. 14, 12 mo., 1834. 

John A. Frye, " 20, 8 mo., 1836. 

Charles Henry G. Frye, " 21, 10 mo., 1846. 

Benjamin Worth, Jr. 
Abigail Worth (his wife). 
Children. 

Phebe Coffin Worth, 
Valentine Header Worth, 
Francis Worth, 
Isaiah Gardner Worth, 
- Alfred Worth, 

Moses Jenkins. 
Sarah Jenkins (his wife). 
Children. 

William Henry Jenkins, b. 1,5 mo., 1823. 

Mary Ann Jenkins, " 2, 1 mo., 1825. 

Sarah Maria Jenkins, " 2, 4 mo., 1827. 

Moses Gary Jenkins, " 17, 4 mo., 1829. 

Franklm Dow Jenkms, " 30, 12 mo., 1832. 

[55] 

Thomas Estes, Cert, to Dm-ham 20, 5 mo., 1868. 
Phebe Estes (his wife), died Vassalboro, 27, 9 mo., 1858. 

* The date of his birth as given in Register, vol. 68, p. 333, is incorrect. 



b. 


1, 1 mo., 1812. 


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3, 12 mo., 1815. 


<( 


29, 7 mo., 1819. 


(( 


29, 9 mo., 1822. 


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20, 10 mo., 1825. Died 9 mo., 1838 



268 Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me. [July 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Eunice M. Estes, b. 3, 7 mo., 1826. Died Vassalboro, 7, 12 mo., 

1849. 
Hannah D. Estes, " 25, 5 mo., 1828. *' " 6, 6 mo., 

1828, 
Charles E. Estes, " 29, 5 mo., 1830. Released by letter to M. E. 

Chm-ch, Waterville. 
Sarah P. Estes, " 25, 8 mo., 1832. 

Hannah D. Estes, " 25, 3 mo., 1835. Died Vassalboro, 8, 12 mo., 

1849. 

Edmund Whitehouse, died Vassalboro, 10, 1 mo., 1866. 
Hamiah Wliitehouse (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalborol. 

Benjamin Worth Whitehouse, b. 14, 12 mo., 1817. 

Phebe Worth Whitehouse, '' 30, 11 mo., 1820. Married Josiah 

Prescott not a member. 
Martha Woodsom Whitehouse, " 4, 6 mo., 1826. Died Vassal- 
boro, 1877. 

Peter M. Stackpole, died Vassalboro, 12, 11 mo., 1848. 
Mary D. Stackpole (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Thomas Stackpole, 

Lydia M. Stackpole, 

Edward Stackpole, 

Alton M. Stackpole, 
Sarah E. Stackpole, 

Stephen AUen. 

Sarah Allen (his wife), died 14, 11 mo., 1856. 
Children. 

Esther Allen, b. 28, 1 mo., 1832. Died 21, 5 mo., 1849. 

Maria P. Allen, " 16, 10 mo., 1837. 

Peter Allen, " 25, 5 mo., 1839. Died 13, 12 mo., 1856. 

John R.Allen, " 4, 8 mo., 1841. '' 1888. 

Anna W. Allen, " 25, 12 mo., 1843. Married John A. Frye. 

Died Vassalboro, 11 
mo., 1890. 
Charles A. Allen, " 29, 1 mo., 1846. 

Phebe P. Allen, " 16, 12 mo., 1848. Died 5, 4 mo., 1853. 

Stephen Henry Allen, " 3, 8 mo., 1851. 
George Lmdley Allen, " 1, 1 mo., 1855. Died 15, 12 mo., 1857. 

Robert T. Whitten. 
Dorcas Wliitten (his wife). 
Child. 

Henry Clark Whitten, b. 22, 7 mo., 1835. 

William Campbell, Jr. 
Nabby T. Campbell (his wife). 
Children. 

Louisa Dudley Campbell, b. Vassalboro, 10, 11 mo., 1835. 

Abby Celia Campbell, " Sanger ville, 11, 3 mo., 1S40. 

[57] 
Wilham Taber. 
Mary C. Taber (liis wife), died 17, 6 mo., 1834. 



b. 2, 1 mo., 1830. 




'' 24, lOmo., 1S31. 




" 27, 10 mo., 1834. 


P. 0. Deer Lodge, Mon- 




tana. 


" 18, 6 mo., 1840. 




" 24, 7 mo., 1842. 




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Friends' Records at Vassalborough, Me. 



269 



Child. 

Charles Edwin Taber, b. Vassalboro, 12, 2 mo., 1830. 
Hannah R. Taber (2d wife of Wm Taber). 
Children of Wm. & Hannah R. Taber, 

James R. Taber, b. Vassalboro, 29, 5 mo., 1839. 

Clement R. Taber, " 9, 11 mo., 1843. 

Daniel Chittenden, died 7, 2 mo., 1836. 

Rebecca Chittenden (his wife), died 15, 7 mo., 1846. 

George Hussey. 

Susan Hussey (his wife), died Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1892. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Henry Francis Hussey, 

Gustavus Hussey, 

Benj. Franklin Hussey, 

George Howland Hussey, 

Susan Anna Hussey, 

Ebenezer Frye, died Vassalboro, 18, 2 mo., 1886. 
Lydia A. Frye (his wife), died 4, 7 mo., 1827. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Edward C. Frye, b. 12, 2 mo., 1824. Died 18, 7 mo., 1826. 

19, 7 mo., 1826. 
17, 3 mo., 1865. 



b. 15, 12 mo., 1827. 

12, 2 mo., 1833. 

13, 10 mo., 1834. 
9, 5 mo., 1837. 

29, 5 mo., 1842. 



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Almira A. Frye, '' 24, 7 mo., 1825. 
Edward A. Frye, " 11, 3 mo., 1827. 

[58] 
Nathan Pratt, born 12, 2 mo., 1772. 
IVlary Pratt (his wife), born 11, 5 mo., 1782. 
Children. 
Jane Moody Pratt, 






b. Portland, 



Daniel Taber Pratt, 

Mary Pratt, 

Nathan Pratt, 
John Taber Pratt, 
Wm, Taber Pratt, 

Eliza Wing Pratt, 

Joseph Howland Pratt, 

Sarah Whiting Pratt, 

Edward Little Pratt, 
Phebe Ann Pratt, 

Elisha Clark. 

EUza Ann Clark (his wife). 
Children [b. China]. 
Albert H. Clark, 
Henry Watson Clark, 
Mariet Clark, 
Eveline Clark, 
Malvina E. Clark, 

Moses Taber. 

Phebe P, Taber (his wife). 



27, 10 mo., 1802. Married 

Thomas Miller not a member. 

9, 4 mo., 1804. Married 

Marv Davis 

21, 4 mo., 1806. Married 

Nicholas Sanford. 
12, 12 mo., 1807. 
Vassalboro, 18, 1 mo., 1810. 



(f 



t( 



It 



11 


13, 4 mo., 1812. Died 23, 




9 mo., 1828. 


tt 


15, 5 mo., 1814. Died 27, 




8 mo., 1831. 


t( 


14, 5 mo., 1816. Married 




Martha E. Hanson. 


It 


6, 6 mo., 1818. Married 




Thomas Partridge, Noah Farr. 


tt 


2, 12 mo., 1819. 


tt 


6, 5 mo., 1825. Died 22, 



10 mo., 1828. 



b. 18, 10 mo., 1820. 

20, 6 mo., 1822. Died 11, 8 mo., 1826. 

4, 8 mo., 1825. 
27, 2 mo., 1829. 
27, 6 mo., 1832. 

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270 Friends' Records at Vassalboroughf Me. [July 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Charles Rogers Taber, b. 18, 11 mo., 1827. 

Jacob Oscar Taber, " 6, 7 mo., 1829. 

Lucy Ann Taber, " 17, 6 mo., 1831. 

Sarah Pm'mton Taber, " 19, 6 mo., 1836. 

Hezekiah Pope, married Rebecca S. Wing. Died Vassalboro, 12, 2 mo., 1889. 
Rebecca S. Pope (his wife), died Vassalboro, 25, 9 mo., 1878. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Daniel S. Pope, b. 29, 8 mo., 1830. Died Vassalboro, 6, 5 

mo., 1830. [sic] 
Mary Ehzabeth Pope, " 12, 8 mo., 1833. Married Stephen Taber. 
Charles Henry Pope, " 24, 8 mo., 1837. 
George H. Pope, " 17, 6 mo., 1843. 

Henry G. Wing, son Stephen & Rebecca Wing, b. Sidney, 22, 6 mo., 1828. 
Died 15, 3 mo., 1832. 

Elvm Worth, born 7, 6 mo., 1785. 

Lydia Worth (his wife), born 13, 10 mo., 1785. Died 27, 1 mo., 1816. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Jethro Worth, b. 3, 11 mo., 1810. 

Mary Ann Worth, '' 25, 5 mo., 1812. 

Lydia Worth, '' 24, 2 mo., 1815. Died 23, 10 mo., 1815. 

[60] 

Hannah Worth (2d wife of Elvin Worth), b. 7, 10 mo., 1785. Died 26, 6 mo., 

1856. 
Child of Elvin & Hannah Worth. 
Samuel Worth, b. Vassalboro, 19, 8 mo., 1820. 

Benjamin Worth. 

Phebe Worth (his wife), died 23, 6 mo., 1824. 

Samuel Beal, born 30, 1 mo., 1773. 

Phebe Beal (his wife), b. 21, 9 mo., 1776. Died 27, 8 mo., 1838. 

David Dudley, born 15, 4 mo., 1794. 

Eunice B. Dudley (his wife), born 8, 7 mo., 1796. '^ 

Children. 

Anstrus Dudley, b. 5, 2 mo., 1818. 

Sarah B. Dudley, '' 18, 3 mo., 1822. 

Chandler A. Dudley, '' 24, 5 mo., 1824. 

Daniel Dudley, '' 14, 8 mo., 1826. 

Edwin Dudley, " 12, 8 mo., 1828. 

Mary Dudlev, " 25, 10 mo., 1830. 

Dorcass A. Dudley, '' 27, 7 mo., 1833. 

Maria A. Dudley, b. St. Albans, 1, 10 mo., 1835. 

Josiah Magoon, born 8, 4 mo., 1792. 
Mary Magoon (his wife), born 14, 4 mo., 1789. 
Children. 

Benjamin Magoon, b. 14, 7 mo., 1817. 
Josiah Magoon, " 26, 7 mo., 1820. 

[61] 
Alfred Magoon, " 21, 1 mo., 1822. 

Ehzabeth Magoon, " 17, 6 mo., 1823 
Franklin Magoon, " 11, 4 mo., 1825. 
Mary W. Magoon. " 10, 6 mo., 1827. 
George H. Magoon, " 26, 8 mo., 1830. 

Daniel Magoon, born 11, 1 mo., 1783. 

Phebe Magoon (his wife), born 15, 1 mo., 1785. 



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Children. 

Woodman Magoon, b. 25, 12 mo., 1806. 

Charles N. Magoon, " 19, 8 mo., 1810. 

Phebe H. Magoon, " 11, 1 mo., 1814. 

EUzabeth W. Magoon, " 29, 2 mo., 1816. 

Moses Hawkes. 
Sarah Hawkes (his wife). 
Children. 
Cyrus Hawkes, b. Windham, 20, 8 mo., 1809. 

Mary Ann Hawkes, " " 13, 3 mo., 1811. 

Albert Hawkes, '' Litchfield, 16, 5 mo., 1813. Died 16, 12 

mo., 1829. 
Hannah Hawkes, " 

Nathaniel Hawkes, " 
Mercy Hawkes, '' 





9, 4 mo., 1815. 


*' 17, 11 
mo., 1835. 


t( 


29, 5 mo., 1817. 




(t 


27, 9 mo., 1819. 




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C( 


26, 5 mo., 1822. 





Joseph S. Hawkes, " 
Anna Hawkes (2d wife of Moses). 
Child of Moses & Anna Hawkes. 
Sarah Maria Hawkes, b. Litchfield, 4, 2 mo., 1826. 

Thomas Taber. 

Ann Taber (his wife). 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Henry Allen Taber, b. 6, 7 mo., 1826, 

Ellen EUzabeth Taber, " 4, 7 mo., 1828. 

George Derwin Taber, " 15, 6 mo., 1830. 

Benjamin Philips Taber, " 2, 5 mo., 1836. 

Benjamin W. Goddard (see page 40), son Israel & Lusanna Goddard, died 

E. Vassalboro, 27, 1 mo., 1888. 
Bethiah Goddard (his wife) (see page 35), dau. Ebenezer & Sarah Pope. 
Children. 

Sarah Pope Goddard, b. Unity, 18, 11 mo., 1832. Married 

Henry Hanson. 

Ebenezer Pope Goddard, " " 10, 1 mo., 1835. Married 

Emma R. Runnels. 

Charles Goddard, " Vassalboro, 6, 2 mo., 1837. Died Vas- 

salboro, 3, 3 mo., 1839. 

Mary Wing Goddard, " " 3, 1 mo., 1839. Married 

Charles Doe, not a mem- 
ber. 

James Pope Goddard, " " 1, 5 mo., 1842. Married 

Lavina Hanson, not a 
member. 

Lucy Wing Goddard, " " 10, 4 mo., 1844. Married 

Elmer Percival, not a 
member. 

Phebe Anna Goddard, " " 4, 7 mo., 1846. Married 

Howard J. Weeks. 

Charles Henry Goddard, '' " 1, 3 mo., 1849. Died 21, 

12 mo., 1851. 

Almira Eunice Goddard, '* " 29, 5 mo., 1851. Married 

James Conner, not a 
member. 



272 Friends' Records at Vassalborough, Me. [July 

[63] 

David P. Howland. 
Anna Howland (his wife). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Mary Homans Howland, b. 21, 12 mo., 1833. 

Joseph Wm. Howland, " 28, 4 mo., 1837. Died 8, 3 mo., 

1839. 
Joseph Wm. Howland, " 11, 9 mo., 1839. 

Edward Everett Howland, " 20, 9 mo., 1841. Died 9, 1 mo., 

1842. 
Anna ]\Iaria Howland, " 21, 10 mo., 1843. 

Isaac Buffum. 

Sarah Buffum (his wife), died 29, 12 mo., 1839. 

Moses Osborne, died 12, 3 mo., 1870. 
Phebe Osborne (his wife), died 6, 9 mo., 1843. 
[Child.] 
James S. Osborne, b. Winslow, 17, 3 mo., 1840. Died 19, 3 mo., 1840. 
Eliza Osborne (2d wife of Moses), died 1886. 
[Child of Moses and Eliza.] 
Mary B. Osborne, b. 3, 6 mo., 1841 [sic]. 

Alvin Worth, Mied 1, 2 mo., 1872, aged nearly 88 years. [Same as Elvin 

Worth, page 47 [sic].] 

[64] 
Robert Cook. 
Susanna Cook (his wife). 
Children. 
John W. Cook. 

Samuel Cook, b. 6, 2 mo., 1830. 
EHzabeth Cook. 

Zaccheus Goddard (see page 40), son Israel & Lusana, d. E. Vassalboro, 25, 

10 mo., 1897, aged 85 yrs. 6 ms. A minister. 
Miriam Goddard (his wife), d. Vassalboro, 15, 8 mo., 1859. 
Children. 

Elvira Goddard, b. China, 22, 2 mo., 1837. 

Lusana Goddard, " '' 23, 2 mo., 1839. Married 

James White not a member. 
Died Augusta, 5 mo., 1888. 
Stephen H. Goddard, *' 20, 3 mo., 1843. 

Olney T. Goddard, " 23, 5 mo., 1845. 

John Lang Goddard, " 10, 7 mo., 1847. Released by 

request. 
Harriet Ann Goddard, " 10, 7 mo., 1847. Died Vassal- 

boro, 30, 1 mo. 1870. 
Helen Elmira Goddard, " 10, 7 mo., 1847. Died Vassal- 

boro, 2, 9 mo., 1867. 
Sarah B. Goddard (2nd wife of Zaccheus), Died Vassalboro, 4, 3 mo., 1895. 

Buried at E. Vassalboro. 
Child of Zaccheus & Sarah B. Goddard. 
Caro Eva Goddard, b. 9, 11 mo., 1865. 

[65] 

William Weeks (see page 41), son Butler & Eliza Weeks, married 25, 9 mo., 

1839. Died 9, 9 mo., 1864. 
Mary G. Weeks (his wife), b. 7, 1 mo., 1814, died 26, 8 mo., 1841. 
Child. 
A Daughter, b. 17, 8 mo., 1841. Died 29, 8 mo., 1841. 





Goddard. 


" 10, 10 mo., 1851. 




" 3, 9 mo., 1853. 


Married Alfred H, 




Taber. 


" 25, 11 mo., 1855. 





1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalborough, Me, 273 

Lavinia J. Weeks (2nd wife of Wm.), married 31, 10 mo., 1844. 
Children of Wm. & Lavinia J. Weeks [b. Vassalboroj. 

Howard Jenkins Weeks, b. 12, 6 mo., 1846. Married Anna P. 

George Mahew Weeks, 
Abbie M. Weeks, 

Emily S. Weeks, 

Isaac Robinson. 

Ann Robinson (his wife), died 2 mo., 1880. 
Children [b. Chinal. 
Ann Howland Robinson, b. 29, 12 mo., 1839. 
Sarah Purinton Robinson, " 16, 6 mo., 1841. Died Augusta, 3 

mo., 1907. 
Albert Coffin. 

Anstrus Coffin (his wife), dau. Pelatiah & Sarah Varney (see page 34). 
Child. 
Abby May Coffin, b. Vassalboro, 19, 2 mo., 1841. 

[66] 

Remington H. Varney, son Pelatiah & Sarah (see page 34), died 24, 8 mo., 

1850. 
Avis P. Varney (his wife). Cert. Fr. Sidney Mo. M., 16, 2 mo., 1843. Died 

16, 7 mo., 1856. 
Children. 
Charles Remington Varney, b. 10, 9 mo., 1843. 
Edward Coffin Varney, " 8, 2 mo., 1846. 

Geo. Franklin Varney, '' 6, 12 mo., 1848. 

George Taber, son Daniel & Rebecca (see page 51), died Chestnut Hill, Mass., 

28, 10 mo., 1900. 

Esther B. Taber (his wife), dau. Ebenezer & Sarah Pope (see page 35), died 

Chestnut Hill, Mass., 29, 5 mo., 1894, aged 75 yr. 1 mo. 14 d. 

An Elder. 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Sarah Ann Taber, b. 1, 6 mo., 1844. Married Wm. Coffin, 

N. Y. not a member. 
Ellen Frances Taber, " 3, 3 mo., 1846. Died 7, 2 mo., 1866. 
Elma Maria Taber, '' 22, 9 mo., 1848. Married Edward Jones 

of Chicago. 
Phebe Rebecca Taber, '' 23, 4 mo., 1850. Died, 1883. 
George Lindly Taber, " 18, 10 mo., 1854. 

Arthur H. Taber, " 18, 3 mo., 1858. Removed Cert, to Bos- 

ton. 

Henry Dudley, died in Colorado, 8, 5 mo., 1891. 

Emily EHzabeth Dudley (his wife), dau. George & Deliverance Parker (see 

page 52), died in Caldwell, Idaho, 31, 8 mo., 1906. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

George Edwin Dudley, b. 29, 12 mo., 1846. 

Henry Wilson Dudley, '' 28, 1 mo., 1849. 

Howard Channing Dudley, " 3, 1 mo., 1858. 
Elwood E. Dudley, " 30, 4 mo., 1859. 

[67] 

Charles Osborne, died Vassalboro, 19, 4 mo., 1891. 

Louisa Osborne (his wife), dau. John D. & Ann E. Lang, Cert. fr. Berwick 

Mo. M., 27, 2 mo., 1846. Died 28, 2 mo., 1895, aged 75 ys. An 

Elder. 



274 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

Children 
Sarah Lang Osborne, b. 3, 6 mo., 1847. Died 21, 4 mo., 

1851. 
Eliza Allen Osborne, " 16, 7 mo., 1848. Died 5, 9 mo., 1849. 

Eliza Elmira Osborne, '* 25, 6 mo., 1851. 

John L. Osborne. 
Harriet Louisa Osborne, Disowned. 

Isaiah C. Worth. 
Abigail Worth (his vnie). 
Child. 
Noah F. Worth, b. Vassalboro, 27, 2 mo., 1848. 

EUas Pinkham, Cert, from Litchfield, 16, 5 mo., 1845. Died 

21, 6 mo., 1845. 



Fanny Pinkham (his \\ife), 


Cl 


(I 


« 


16, 5 mo., 1845, 


Children. 










John Warren Pinkham, 






tt 




Henry K. Pinkliam, 






u 




George S. Pinkham, 






tt 




Joseph G. Pinkham, 






tt 




Anna Maria Pinkham, 






tt 




Wm. S. Pinkham, 






tt 




Alden S. Pinkham, b. 


Winslow. 






[To 


be concluded] 







CONNECTICUT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS 

Copied by Joel N. End, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 

WILLINGTON 
Moose Meadow Cemetery 

[Continued from page 187] 

Roxse, wife of Gardner Lewis died April 7, 1869. Aged 86 y'rs. 

Little Ahce, daughter of B. D. & M. E. Lillibridge died May 30, 1861. Aged 

4 y'rs & 10 mo. 
In memory of BenjamJn Lilhbridge who died May 11, 1828. Aet. 72. 
Benjamin Lilhbridge died Nov. 6, 1876. Aged 79 Y'rs. 10 Mos. 
Caroline G. daughter of Horatio & Mary Lillibridge died April 30, 1845. 

AE. 16 Y's. 
Deborah, wife of Benjamin Lillibridge died Sept. 13, 1853. Aged 50. 
Hampton Lilhbridge died Feb. 1, 1859. AE. 69. 
Hampton R. son of Benjamin & Deborah Lillibridge died Dec. 16, 1838. 

AE. 13 Y'rs. 
Horatio LiUibridge Died Dec. 4, 1836. AE. 38 yrs. _ ^ 
In memory of Lydia Lillibridge, wife of Benjamin Lillibridge, who died 

Dec. 18, 1838. Aged 69. 
In memory of Ljnnan Lillibridge, son of Benjamin Lillibridge, who died 

June 25, 1822. Aet. 30. 
Mary, daughter of Benjamin & Deborah Lilhbridge died March 29, 1831. 

Aged 9 y'rs & 10 months. 
Mary W. Lilhbridge died Oct. 9, 1844. AE. 14. 
Wallace M. Lilhbridge died Sept. 15, 1882. Aged 29. 



1915] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 275 

Willie M. son of Lyman & Lucinda Lillibridge died April 1, 1854. Aged 

1 yr. & 3 mos. 
Sarah J. Mayo died Apr. 11, 1903. Aged 26. 
Wm. Merrill died Nov. 10, 1864. AE. 44. 
Abigail, wife of Jonathan Morse Died March 21, 1881. AE. 88. 
Amasa H. son of Amasa & Sarah A. Morse died Jan. 13, 1841. AE. 6 mo 
Clark R. Morse died Dec. 18, 1889. Aged 69. 
George Morse died Aug. 14, 1863. AE. 40. 

Henry, son of Amasa & Sarah A. Morse died April 25, 1847. Aged 6 mos. 
Hiram J. Morse Died April 23, 1863. AE. 29. 
Jonathan Morse died June 23, 1867. AE. 82. 
Mary J. wife of Nathan Morse, Jr. Died Oct. 9, 1839. Aged 18. 
Mary Lewis wife of Nathan Morse 1810-1899. 
Mary Marcy, wife of Nathan Morse 1821-1839. 
Nathan Morse, 1816-1892. 
Nathan G. son of Nathan, Jr. & Mary Morse died Mar. 6, 1846. Aged 3 

weeks. 
Zilpha, wife of George Morse died June 16, 1859. AE. 31. 
Mary A. wife of Rev. James Parker died Sept. 8, 1879. Aged 77. 
In memory of Alice, relict of Capt. Samuel Perry who died Dec. 20, 1841, 

AE. 72. 
John Perry died April 12, 1867. Aged 79. 
Mary, wife of John Perry died March 23, 1851. Aged 60. 
In memory of Capt. Samuel Perry who died Aug. 11, 1831 aged 68. 
Sally, wife of Perry Pierce died Feb. 25, 1875. Aged 73 years. 
Catherine, wife of Jonathan Poole died June 1, 1853. Aged 78. 
Jonathan Poole died July 31, 1844. Aged 77. 
Abigail, wife of Phihp Potter Died May 18, 1824. AE. 78. 
Capt. Bartholomew Potter died Nov. 24, 1864. AE. 86. 
Bartholomew Potter, Jr. natus April 15, 1806 mortuus Mar. 11, 1878. 
David Potter died May 13, 1871. Aged 87. 
David Potter died Apr. 2, 1881. Aged 68. 

Dorcas G. wife of Bartholomew Potter, Jr. Died March 28, 1863. AE. 58>^. 
Kezia, wife of Bartholomew Potter died Aug. 19, 1874. AE. 91. 
Children of David, Jr. & Rebecca Potter. 

Marie died Mar. 21, 1868, aged 19. 

Hellen A. died Mar. 7, 1843. Aged 4 y'rs 5 mo. 

Philena R. died Sept. 23, 1846. Aged 2 y'rs 10 mo. 

Hellen L. died May 4, 1846. Aged 9 mos. 
Mr. Philip Potter Died Oct. 14, 1824. AE. 71. 
Rebecca, wife of David Potter, Jr. died Sept. 8, 1868 aged 49. 
Ruth, wife of David Potter died June 4, 1868. Aged 80. 
Susan died Aug. 11, 1841. AE. 31. 

William B. died Apr. 8, 1817. AE. 5. 
Children of Capt. B. & K. Potter. 
WiUie H. Segee, born Apr. 21, 1856, died Jan. 22, 1873. 
In memory of Jonathan Sibley, Jr., Esq. who died Aug. 21, 1820. Aet. 40. 
In memory of Dea. Jonathan Sibley who died J\i\y 31, 1828, aged 78. 
In memory of Mrs. Polly, wife of Dea. Jonathan Sibley, who died Jan. 7, 

1820. Aet. 65. 
Caroline S. wife of Stephen Slocum died Aug. 15, 1885. Age 84. 
Stephen Slocum died Mar. 2, 1887. Age 84. 
Isabella, wife of Asa Smith died July 20, 1816. AE. 52. 
John Smith died March 30, 1818. AE. 58 y'rs. 
John Smith died Apr. 15, 1864. Aged 68. 
John Smith died Nov. 27, 1906. AE. 87 y'rs. 
Marcia, wife of John Smith died Aug. 7, 1881. Aged 86. 

VOL. LXIX. 18 



276 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

Mary, wife of John Smith died Nov. 1, 1842. AE. 86 y'rs. 

Orriil wife of John Smith died Nov. 25, 1889. AE. 72 y'rs. 

Mrs. Betsey, wife of Rufus Twiss died Feb. 23, 1874. AE. 72 y'rs. 

Mary Jane, wife of Edward N. Twiss died Sept. 10, 1863. Aet. 26 Y'rs. 

Daughter of Benjamin Lilhbridge. 
Rufus Twiss died June 15, 1857. Aged 64 years. 
Mrs. Ruth, wife of Mr. Seth Vinton died Dec. 25, 1783. AE. 24. 
In memory of WiUiam, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Ruth Vinton who died Dec. 

ye 11, 1783 in the 17th year of his age. 
William E. son of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. EHzabeth Whiting died April 5th, 1816. 

Aged 7 months. 
Erected in memory of Mrs. Abigail Whitmore, wife of Mr. John Whitmore 

who died Dec. ye 18th, A.D. 1810 aged 30 years 7 months & 8 days. 
Martha L. wife of Francis Whiton died May 10, 1853. Aged 25. 

ASHFORD 
Westford Hill Cemetery* 

Abigail Trufant, daughter of Rev. Charles S. & Mrs. Jane D. P. Adams Died 

Dec. 22, 1844. M. 7 yrs. 4 mos. & 20 days. 
Corneha W. wife of F. A. Adams died Mar. 23, 1875. M. 40 yrs. 
Francis A. Adams Co. D. 21 Reg. Conn. Vols. Died Mar. 1, 1906. M. 

62 yrs. 
Jennie B. wife of F. A. Adams died Mar. 28, 1887. JE. 31 yrs. 
Mabel G. daughter of F. A. & Jennie B. Adams died July 29, 1887. JE. 

8 yrs. 
Samuel Charles, son of Rev. Charles S. & Mrs. Jane D. P. Adams Died 

Oct. 12, 1845. M. 5 yrs. 6 mos. & 12 days. 
Experiance J. Amidon, born Apr. 10, 1779, died Aug. 24, 1850. Aged 71. 
EHzabeth Walker, his wife born Nov. 8, 1786 died Jan. 3, 1872. 
Aged 85. 
Experience J. Amidon born May 10, 1813 died Jan. 10, 1896. Aged 82. 

Prudence W. his wife born Oct. 14, 1811. Died Mar. 23, 1884. 
Aged 72. 
Hannah Amidon died June 25, 1904. Aged 89. 
Horatio Amidon died May 12, 1863 aged 69. 

Horatio L. son of Horatio & Marcia Amidon died March 1, 1845. Aged 10. 
In memory of Jedadiah Sanford, son of Horatio & Marcia Amidon who died 

Apr. 7, 1838. JE. 3 yrs. 7 mo. 
In memory of Dr. Jedediah Amidon who died July 3, 1836. Aged 36. 
Children of E. J. & E. W. Amidon. 

Louisa, born Oct. 3, 1809, died April 18, 1812. 
Dan, born Feb. 14, 1824, died Aug. 10, 1864 
Marcia L. daughter of Horatio & Marcia Amidon died Aug. 12, 1850. Aged 

20. 
Marcia Strong, wife of Horatio Amidon Died July 15, 1890, aged 89. 
In memory of Sophronia, daughter of Henry & Clarissa Amidon, who died 

March 26, 1838. M. 18. 
Sophia Ashley died Julv 6, 1870. M. 80. 
Enoch E. Baker died Dec. 2, 1876 aged 75. 

Mary E. his wife died Nov. 6, 1895 aged 90. 
John Baker died Sept. 9, 1867 aged 88. 

Lois his wife died March 31, 1857 aged 81. 
John W. Baker died March 12, 1890. Aged 60. 

Sarah H. his wife died March 3, 1863. Aged*31. 

* In the old Second Parish, Ashford. 



1915] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions Til 

Laura, daughter of John & Lois Baker died August 31, 1846 aged 33. 

VVillard H. Baker died Dec. 14, 1897. M. 24 yrs. 25 days. 

George G. Barrett Co. E. 10 Regt. Conn. Vols. Died Dec. 10, 1902. iE. 61. 

Mable J. Barrett July 17, 1873-Nov. 2, 1891. 

Marilla, \\Tfe of George G. Barrett June 22, 1853-Mar. 14, 1906. 

In memory of Mrs. Betsey Ann Bicknal, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Bicknal, Jr. 

who^'died October 22nd, A.D. 1815. M. 19. 
. . . Mr. William Bicknel who died Feb. 14, 1813 in the 78 year of his age. 
C. H. Bicknell Aug. 4, 1834-Apr. 17, 1906. 

Sarah Jane his wife Sept. 10, 1840-Apr. 16, 1898. 
Harold M. Bicknell born Apr. 28, 1893. Age 2 y's 9 m's. 
Nancy B. wife of William Bicknell died Sept. 23, 1863. M. 82. 
In memory of William Bicknell, who died Oct. 7, 1841. M. 64. 
William D. Bicknell died June 12, 1890. iE. 76. 
In memory of Clarissa Birchard, daughter of Mr. Phinehas & Mrs. Elizabeth 

Birchard who died August the 12th, 1799, aged 9 months & 19 days. 
In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Birchard, wife of Phinehas Birchard who died 

Jan'y ye 31st A.D. 1798 aged 47 years & 16 days. 
In memor}^ of Mrs. Lydia Birchard, wife of Mr. Phinehas Birchard who died 

December the 5th A.D. 1785, aged 41 years 1 month & 12 days. 
In memory of Mr. Phinehas Birchard; he died June the 8th, A.D. 1811, aged 

75 years 8 months & 7 days. 
. . . Emeline Saunders, widow of the late E. M. Blanding of Providence, 

R. I. who died May 15, 1828. tE. 26 y-s. 
Andrew J. Bosworth died Nov. 5, 1896. Aged 56. 

Marietta A. Whiton, his wife Died Mar. 20, 1902. Aged 58. 
. . . Mrs. Eunice Bosworth, consort of Mr. John Bosworth, who died July 

the 30th A.D. 1811 in ye 66th year of her age. 
Marcus, son of Mr. Leonard & Mrs. Polly Bosworth died August 8, 1816 

aged 6 years & 7 months. 
Arathusa White, wife of Joshua Bradley 1825-1868. 
Harriet T. T\-ife of Charles W. Brett 1847-1900. 
WiUiam Brett Died Nov. 15, 1861. M. 87 yrs. 

Zurviah his wife Buried in Amherst, Mass. Died Oct. 6, 1856. Mi. 
78 yrs. 
In memory of Polly, daughter of Mr. Abijah & Mrs. Lucy Brooks who died 

Nov. ye 9th 1779 in ye 10th month of her Age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Almira Broughton, daughter of Mr. John & 

Mrs. Hannah Broughton, who died Nov. ye 17th, 1815 in the 25th year 

of her age. 
. . . Asa K. Bruce died July 26, 1895. Aged 78 years. 
. . . Clara A. Bruce died Nov. 13, 1882. M. 21 yrs. 
. , . Dimmis S. Bruce died Sept. 8, 1889. M. 66 yrs. 
Lucy F. wife of James Buffington died Aug. 7, 1861. M. 60. 
Anna, Rehct of Caleb Carpenter died Oct. 19, 1857, aged 83. 
Caleb Carpenter died June 17, 1839. M. 65. 
Benjamin Chapman died Oct. 9, 1838. ^E. 87. 

Fidelia, his 2d wife died July 10, 1841. M. 79. 
In memory of Delia Chapman who died August ye 17th A.D. 1796 in ye 24th 

year of her age. 
In memory of Deliverence & Lois Chapman, Daughters of Benjamin Chap- 
man & Lois his wife. Deliverence Chapman died August the 17th 

A.D. 1796 in the 24th year of her age. Lois Chapman died March ye 

28th A.D. 1806 in the 36th year of her age. 
Ezekiel Chapman died May 16, 1873. M. 87 yrs. & 7 mos. 
. . . Lois Chapman, consort of Benjamin Chapman who died June ye 2nd 

A.D. 1804 aged 56 years 5 months & 22 days. 



278 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

In memory of Minerva, daughter of Mr. Ezekiel & Mrs. Sarah Chapman who 

died June 16th A.D. 1811 aged 2 years 6 months & 9 days. 
Sarah, wife of Ezekiel Chapman died Oct. 25, 1847. M. 61. 
In memory of Mr. Francis Green Chase who died July the 3d A.D. 1786. 

Aged 41 3'ears. 
Sarah Whiton, wife of Marvin Chism Died Mar. 7, 1895. Aged 39 Y'rs. & 

6 mos. 
Henry Cleworth born Mar. 7, 1820 died Apr. 6, 1897. 

Hannah his wife born May 6, 1826 died Jan. 29, 1908. 
April ye 19th 1796 departed this Life Mrs. Anna Cole, vAie of Mr. Isaac Cole 

in the 81st year of her age. 
EHzabeth Cole who died Feb. 16, 1833. Aged 82. 
In memory of Mr. Isaac Cole who died Jan. ye 7th A.D. 1792 in ye 78th year 

of his age. 
In memory of John Crane who died Dec. 18, 1835. Aet. 22 Y'rs. 
Thomas C. Curtis 1824-1909. 

Phebe J. his wife 1829-1908. 
Mrs. Betsy, wife of Mr. Denmion Cushman died July ye 1st, 1816. iE. 19 

years, 4 months & 22 days. 
Elvira, wife of Franklin Dawley died March 21, 1855. Aged 25. 
In memory of AureUa Daughter of Mr. Elias & Mrs. Lydia Dimick, who died 

July 12th, 1798 in ye 10th year of her age. 
In memory of Mr. Daniel Dimick who died Feb. 2, 1823. Aged 73 years. 
In memory of Mr. Ebenezer Dimick who died December ye 1st, A.D. 1802, 

aged 87 years & 8 days. 
April 27 A.D. 1802 departed this life Mrs. Mary Dunick, wife of Mr. Ebenezer 

Dimick aged 80 years 2 months & 28 days. 
Timothy, son of Daniel & Zilpha Dimick Died Jan. 27, 1857. Aged 71 jts. 

8 mo's. 
In memory of Mrs. Zilpah Dimick, wife of Mr. Daniel Dimick. She died 

May 15, 1791 in ye 39th year of her Age. 
In memory of Hannah Dimock, wife of Daniel Dimock who died Aug. 6, 

1828. Aet. 63. 
Charlotte Dorsett, ^dfe of Joseph Dorsett died Aug. 23, 1871. Aged 53 yrs. 
John Douglass born Oct. 28, 1789 died Jan. 20, 1857. 

Eunice, his wdfe, born July 7, 1783 died July 20, 1879. 
Lucas Douglass born Oct. 28, 1823 died Dec. 5, 1895, aged 72 years. 
Abigail, relict of George Dunworth died July 27, 1855. Aged 66. 
In memory of George Dunworth who died March 13, 1842. M. 83. 
, . . Mrs. Abigail, Consort of Mr. Roswell Eastman, & their daughter 

Elmina. Mrs. Eastman died Nov. the 12th, 1814 in ye 31st year of her 

age. Elmina Eastman died Oct. ye 13th, 1813, in ye 3d year of her age. 
Mrs. Abigail, wife of Capt. Peter Eastman died June 9th, 1816. M. 78 years. 
In memory of Otis Eastman, son of Mr. Julius & Mrs. Sally Eastman who 

died April ye 19th, 1803 aged 1 year & 9 months; and an infant Babe 

born July 14th, 1800; aged 2 days. 
Capt. Peter Eastman died May 22nd, ^818. M. 81 years. 
Roswell Eastman Born Dec. 20, 1780 Died Aug. 25, 1861 aged 80 years & 

8 mos. 
Rudolphus A. Eddy Jan. 7, 1817-Aug. 23, 1902. 

Christina B. his wife July 22, 1826-Jan. 20, 1905. 
In memory of Mrs. Abiel, daughter of Mr. Hezekiah Eldredge & Mrs. Abigail 

his wife who died Novr. ye 1st 1790 in ye 24th year of her age. 
In memory of Mrs. Abigail, wife of Mr. Hezekiah Eldredge who died July 

20th A.D. 1786. Aetat. 42. 
In memory of Persis, daughter of Mr. Hezekiah Eldredge & Mrs. Abigail his 

wife, who died June 9th 1792 in ye 8th year of her age. 



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. . . Mrs. Sally, consort of Mr. David Fairbank who died August the 19th 

A.D. 1811 in the 26th year of her age. 
. . . Mr. Asa Farnham, who died July the 11th, A.D. 1807 in ye 76th year 

of his age. 
Asa Farnham died Aug. 2, 1861, aged 60 yrs. 
EHzabeth, wife of Asa Farnham died May 6, 1838. Aged 37. 
Jonathan Farnham died Oct. 15, 1840, aged 73. 

Eunice, his wife died Aug. 30, 1841 aged 75. 
Lovina, wife of Rufus Farnham Died Nov. 17, 1868. M. 82 y'rs 
In memory of Mrs. Lydia Farnham, relict of Mr. Asa Farnham Deceased who 

died April the 16th, A.D. 1811. Aged 75 years. 
Rufus Farnham, Jr. died Oct. 2, 1824. Aged 21 years & 11 months. 
Aaron Flint, Jr. died March 3, 1843. Aged 43 yrs. 
Aaron Flint died Feb. 9, 1849. Aged 90. ' 
Abigail, wife of Aaron Flint died Feb. 15, 1835. M. 60. 
. . . Mr. Asher Flint who died Jan. ye 18th A.D, 1803 in the 79 year of his age. 
Charles Flint died June 29, 1848. M. 52. 

Joanna, wife of Aaron Flint, Jr. died Sept. 9, 1844, aged 36 years. 
. . . Mrs. Lucy Flint, consort to Mr. Asher Fhnt, who died October ye 22d, 

A.D. 1800 in ye 68th year of her age. 
In memory of Luther Flint, son of Mr. Aaron & Mrs. Mary Flint. He died 

October ye 15th A.D. 1800 in the 10th year of his age. 
Mary, daughter of Aaron & Mary Flint died Feb. 9, 1809. M. 20 years. 
. . . Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Aaron Flint who died March the 12th, A.D. 

1809. Aged 41 years. 
Rev. John R. Freeman born Sept. 25, 1812, died Dec. 6, 1876. 
Joseph, son of Eli & Emeline Giddings Died April 3, 1840 M. 10 mo's & 

20 days. 
. . . Mrs. Deborah, wife of Mr. David Hall, who died Sept. ye 20th A.D. 

1813 in the 51st year of her age. 
Abigail Hanks departed this L. October 15, A.D. 1776. Aged 25. 
Diadamia, D. to John Hanks D'd Jana. 28th A.D. 1777. M. 7 months. 
In memory of John Hanks who Departed this Life January ye 25th in the 

31 year of his Age, 1789. 
In memory of Martha, wife of John Hanks who departed this life A.D. 1801, 

October ye 1st. M. 60. 
In memory of Tabitha Hanks D'd Sept. 25, A.D. 1778. Ae. 24 years. 
In memory of Tabitha, wife of John Hanks who Departed this L. September 

16th A.D. 1788 aged 54. 
In memory of I'hankful, D. to John Hanks, Jr. D'd Oct. 15th A.D. 1809. 

M. 11 y. 
Eunice Preston, wife of Lucius Horton Died July 2d, 1886. M. 85 yrs. 
Huldah, wife of Lucius Horton Died June 16, 1852, aged 64. 
Lucius Horton died Sept. 14, 1884. M. 80 yrs. 
Andrew A. Hughes born Mar. 13, 1845 died Feb. 17, 1911 aged 66. 
Sylvania A. Hughes died Sept. 9, 1891. M. 71 yrs. 

Wilhe A. her son died Feb. 23, 1863. M. 6 yrs. 
Miss Ameha Huntington died June 10, 1847. Aged 36 years. 
. . . Andrew, son to Andrew & Zeruiah Huntington. He died the 18th day 

of August A.D. 1800. Aged 5 years & 18 days. 
In memory of Andrew, Jr. son of Andrew & Zeruiah Huntington who died 

Jan. 4, 1827. Aet. 13. 
Doct. Andrew Huntington died Feb. 1, 1837. M. 70. 
. . . Anna, Daughter to Andrew & Zeruiah Huntington. She died the 11th 

day of January 1795 aged 2 years 7 months & 7 days. 
. . . Horatio, son to Andrew & Zeruiah Huntington. He died the 15th day 

of August A.D. 1800 aged 2 years, 8 months & 19 days. 



280 Proceedings of the N, E. Hist. Gen. Society [July 

. . . Lucy, daughter to Andrew & Zeruiah Huntington, who died the 12th 
day of January A.D. 1804 aged 3 years 4 months & 12 days. 

Miles, son to Thomas & Molly Huntington who died May 1st, A.D. 1790 
aged 1 year & 2 days. 

. . . Zeruiah, daughter to Andrew & Zeruiah Huntmgton. She died the 
_ 23d of May A.D. 1804. Aged 1 year 1 month & 25 days. 

Zeruiah, relict of Doct. Andrew Huntington died May 13, 1837. M. 64. 

Edna L. E. Daughter of William R. & Lydia M. James died Jan. 27, 1880. 
Aged 12 Y'rs & 6 Mo. 

Fred E. son of William R. & Lydia James died Sept. 20, 1871. Aged 15 Yrs. 

3 Mo. 5 D's. 

Lydia M. Knowlton, wife of Wm. R. James Died June 18, 1905. Aged 72 yrs. 

William R. James died March 26, 1876. Aged 48. 

Harriet, wife of Benj. Johnson died Dec. 7, 1871. Aet. 44 y'rs. 

Deacon Amos Kendal was born Oct. A.D. 1746 . . . changed this world . . . 
for a better world August 6th A.D. 1812 . . . 

. . . Mrs. Kendal the w 11 beloved consort of Dea'n Amos Kendal who de- 
parted this life August 11, 180 [illegible] in ihe 59th year of her age. 

Abigail, widow of Daniel Kendall Died June 13, 1836. Aged 62. 

Elias Kendall died July 11, 1853. Aged 78. 

Erastus, son of Elias & Lois Kendall died Sept. 11, 1818 aged 2 years 3 mo's 
& 11 days. 

Lois, wife of Elias Kendall died July 8, 1852. Aged 68. 

Emma Jane E. daughter of Albert D. & Marcia W. Knight died April 7, 1856. 
Aet. 7 yrs. & 5 mos. 

Marcia W. wife of Albert D. Knight died March 24, 1856. Aet. 34. 

Calista, wife of Marvin Knowlton died May 25, 1845, aged 45. 

Lieut. Daniel Knowlton died May 31, 1825. Aged 86. A patriot of the 
Revolution. 

Elbridge H. son of Marvin & Calista Knowlton died March 11, 1831. Aged 

4 mo. 

In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Knowlton, widow to Mr. Daniel Knowlton 

died June ye 1st A.D. 1787 in ye 94th year of her age. 
Rebekah, wife of Daniel Knowlton died at Ashford June 28, 1833. Aged 82. 
Col. Thomas Knowlton, slain at the battle of Harlem Heights Sept. 16, 1776. 
Thomas, son of Thomas & Martha Knowlton 1808-1810. 
Thomas Knowlton 1766-1858. 

Martha Marcy his wife 1768-1853. 

[To be continued] 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

By John Albreb, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 7 April 1915. A stated meeting of the Society was held 
in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., Vice-President Rust presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Council, Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

Four resident members were elected by ballot. 

The paper of the afternoon was by George Parker Winship, A.M., Librarian 
of The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, R. I., the subject being Some 
Colonial Travellers. Mr. Winship mentioned many of those who from the time 
of Sir Humphrey Gilbert onward to the Revolution had made joumeyings in the 
New World and whose accounts were printed. He explained the impelling 



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motives for their travels, as far as they can now be ascertained, quoted freely from 
their writings, and called attention to the straightforward character of the narra- 
tives as supplying strong evidence of their credibility. 



NOTES 

It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection "with their o-wn enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its ow^n name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The C ommittee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in Eng- 
land the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her 
time as a searcher of records there along special lines for the 
benefit of the Register. 



Some Vital Records of Lebanon, Me. — Capt. John Hayes removed from 
Dover, N. H., to Lebanon, Me., 20 Jan. 1778 (Hasey's MS. Diary, 1778). He 
purchased his farm of Samuel Corson, 7 Oct. 1777, and of James Door, 16 Oct. 
1777 {lb., 1777). Capt. Hayes and his son Elihu Hayes, better known as "Squire" 
Hayes, were prominent in the town of Lebanon, "Squire" Hayes dying there 
1 May 1857, aged 93 years, and his wife Sally dying there 8 Apr. 1857. Nearly 
twenty years ago I copied the following records from "Squire" Hayes's Bible; 
and many of these entries cannot be found elsewhere, the Lebanon town record 
of deaths being especially incomplete. 

Married my first wife March 16, 1789. 
Married my second wife Jany 1, 1807. 
Betty [Hayes] married Sept. 14, 1811. 
Joanna [Hayes] married Dec. 3d, 1813 [? 1812]. 
Esther [Hayes] married Sept. 17, 1826. 
Andrew [Hayes] married July 4, 1836 
Sally J. [Hayes] married June 3d, 1838. 

Births 

My father born March 9, 1741. 
My mother born Feb. 8, 1745. 

My brothers and sisters births: 

Betty, born April 13, 1767. 

Richard, born Sept. 6, 1770. 

Charles, born March 31, 1773. 

Samuel, born Nov. 11, 1775. 

Hannah, born Dec. 12, 1777. 

Mary, born May 11, 1780 [in Lebanon]. 

John, born May 27, 1782. 

Tammy, born Sept. 18, 1784. 

James, born Jan. 31, 1787. 

Elisha, born Augt 17, 1793. 

Elihu Hayes, born Jan. 28, 1765 
Esther Hayes, born May 25, 1769. 
[Children] 

Betty born Jan. 20, 1791. 

Nabby born March 25, 1792. 

Joanna born Dec. 26, 1793. 
My second wife Sarah Clarke born Nov. 24, 1779. 
[Children] 

Esther, born Dec. 29, 1807. 

Elihu, bom May 3d, 1809. 



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John, born May 21, 1811. 
Andrew, born June 27, 1813. 
Sally, born Jany 11, 1816. 
John, bom Feb. 26, 1819. 
Cyrus [W.] born June 9, 1823. 

Deaths 

Nabby died Aug. 11, 1794. 

My first wife departed this life Feb. 26, 1805. 

John departed this life June 24, 1815. 

Betty died Oct. 24, 1839. 

Orin Quimby died Oct. 26, 1839. 

John died Nov. 9, 1839. 

Joanna died Sept. 12, 1848. 

My brother Samuel died Feb. 18, 1815. 

My father died Jan. 7, 1821. 

My sister Tammy died Feb. 10, 1823. 

My brother Richard died April 25, 1834. 

My brother Elisha died Jan. 15, 1836. 

My sister Hannah died July 26, 1834. 

My sister Betty died Sept. 27, 1839. 

My Mother died Dec. 29, 1842. 

My brother Charles died Feb. 8, 1844. 

The following records of marriages were copied by me from "Squire" Hayes's 
original book of records; and I well remember the day when his buildings were 
burned and the records were rescued from the flames. 

Persons joined in Marriage by Elihu Hayes, Justice of Peace. 

Dec 3, 1812, David Legro Jr. and Joanna Hayes. 

April 1, 1813. David Knox and Priscilla Cowell. 

Nov. 30, 1813. Daniel Goodwin and Mary Fall. 

Jan. 6, 1814. Ivory Fall and Lydia Lord. 

March 30, 1814. James Merrow and Abra Yeaton 

Sept. 24, 1814. Benjamin S. Blaisdell and Zubia Burrows. 

Dec. 8, 1814. Rufus Hamilton and Margrey Gerrish. 

Jan. 22, 1815. Elisha Hayes and Fanny B. Lord. 

Feb. 23, 1815. Reuben Frost and Lydia Austin 

Feb. 25, 1815. Daniel Goodwin Jr. and Kezia Hodgdon. 

July 21, 1816. James Brown and Huldah Copp. 

Dec 1, 1816. George Cook and Sarah Cottle 

Nov. 23, 1817. James K. Lord and Lucy Wentworth. 

Aug. 6, 1818. Thomas Young and Ann Furbish 

Sept. 6, 1818 Hiram Goodwin and Draxey Gowell. 

Dec. 3, 1818 Isaac Horsom and Sarah Horsom 

Aug 1, 1819. Isaac Pray and Patience Horn 

March 26, 1820 Wentworth Goodwin and Sally Gowell. 

July 20, 1820. James Clark Jr. and Betsey Hayes. 

Oct. 28, 1821. Jotham Winn and Mary Wentworth. 

Jan. 10, 1822. Urban Goodwin and Peazy Horn. 

Jaa. 30, 1822. Elisha Corson and Betsy Lord. 

March 12, 1822. John Mills Jr. and Sophia Horsom. 

Aug. 4, 1822. Daniel Legro and Lydia Plumer. 

Dec. 6, 1822. Samuel Shapleigh Jr. and Amy Horn. 

Sept. 11, 1823. Jonathan Knox and Lydia Kenney. 

Dec. 29, 1823. John Gould and Lydia Critchet. 

Sept. 17, 1826. Nicholas Shapleigh Jr. and Esther Hayes. 

Dec. 3, 1826. John Davis and Lucy Ricker 

Feb. 3, 1829. James Rankins and Ann Roberts 

March 29, 1829. Samuel Randall and Louisa Goodwin. 

Nov. 14, 1830, James Frye of Shapleigh and EHzabeth Burrows of Lebanon. 

Dec. 30, 1830, John Main and Susan Corson. 

Feb. 16, 1832. Janvrin [Fisher] Pinkham and Lozette Knox. 

The following records of Hayes marriages are taken from the records of the 
First Church of Lebanon, where they are in the handwriting of Rev. Isaac Hasey, 
for many years pastor of that church. 



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1785. Jany 19. David Legro & Betty Hayea. 
1789 March 16 Elihuu Hays & Ester Jones. 

1796 Septem: 23 Richard Hayes & Mary Jones were maried Friday. 
1798 Octor 28 Thomas Jones & Hannah Hayes, Sabbath morn. 
1802 May 23. Charles Hayes & Joanna Yeaton, Sabbath. 
1804 Novr 18 Ichabod Hayes of Farmington [N. H.] & Mrs. Mehitable Pray 
Sabbath. 

The following inscriptions are from the burial ground on the Capt. John Hayes 
farm: 

Here lies the body of Capt. John Hayes born March 6 1741 died January 7 1821 
Richard Hayes died April 25, 1834 aged 63 years 

Sewell son of Michael and Lydia Yeaton died Jan. 11, 1846 aged 25 years and 
2 months 

29 Hillside Avenue, Maiden, Mass. George Walter Chamberlain. 



Pembroke (Mass.) Records. — In an interleaved copy of "An Astronomical 
DIARY, OR, AN ALMANACK For the Year of our Lord CHRIST, 1742. 

ByNathanaelAmes BOSTON in NEW-ENGLAND: Printed 

by John Draper, for the Booksellers, 1742," a little book (unbound) measuring 
about 6 1 inches in height by 4j inches in width, are many brief entries written by 
a minister, probably Rev. Daniel Lewis, who was pastor of the First Church of 
Pembroke, Mass., from 1712 until his death on 29 June 1753, in his 68th year. 
The state of the weather and the various texts from which the writer preached 
his sermons are the chief subjects of record in this diary; but there are also some 
records of marriages and deaths, and these, together with a few other interesting 
entries, are given below. Several of these vital records do not appear in the 
printed Vital Records of Pembroke. 

January 1742. 

9 Baptized Jno Lincoln Ju^'a Child being Sick. 

11 Jno Lincoln's Child dyed. 

12 Jno Lincoln's Child Buried. 

17 Barnabas Ford's Chd dyed 

18 Joseph Josselyn's Child Buried. 

19 .... At the funal of Barnabas Ford's Child. 
20 at the funal of Josiah Foster's Wife 

Febrv/iry 1742 

18 .... Ruth Star dyed 

20 Ruth Star buried, aged 57. 

22 .... Between 3 and 4 a Clock this morning looking out of my Window 
towards the East just before I was going to bed, I saw a blazing Star, which 
seemed to be almost directly in the East, somewhat more than two hours 
high, as it then appeared to Me. 

25 .... In ye night about 5 [?] o'C[l]ock saw the blazing Star. 

May 1742. 
31 Wm. Page Married 

June 1742. 
3 . . . . Joshua Briggs Married. 

July 1742 
22 .... [At Hingham.] Went to see Aunt Lasell, who is Sick. 

Mr Daniel Lewis died February 18*^ 1829 Marshfield [This entry written in pencil 
in later handwriting.] 

Dec. ye 3l3t [1742] This day, when concluding the PubUck Worship of the Last 
day of the Year, I was taken, with an Apoplectik fit, which Laid the Founda- 
tion of a Sickness, that Lasted so long, that I preached no more, till the 
25th of March following. 

Death's This Year 1742. 

1. Thomas Lincoln, son of Jno Lincoln Jur Dyed about noon Jan. U^h Aged about 
2 or 3 Weeks. 



284 Notes [July 

2. A Child of Barnabas Fords, dyed just after it was born, a son, Jan. 17^-^ 

3. Tryphena Foster, Wife of Josiah Foster, dyed between 12 & 1 a Clock at noon, 

about 77. Years old. 

4. Ruth Star, Widdow, Dyed at Pembroke, Feb. IS^h Aged 57 Years this month. 

She was born at llingham, Married and Uved at Boston, where she lived till 
about 2 years ago. When she came to Pern, she was under decays as to her 
understanding and reason, which prevailed at last to such a degree, that for 
above a year before she dyed she kept her bed, and took no more notice of 
things, and seemed to be as help less, as a little Infant. 
6. Jenny, A Negro woman belonging to Capt. Nah. Gushing dyed of a Consump- 
tion, about 3 o'clock on a Sabbath day Morning April 11th 

6. Sylva Clark, Daughter of Jno Ckark, dyed suddenly, of a Cold accompanied 

with the Phthisich, May 26. Aged 5 Years 11 Month, and 18 days. 

7. John Chamberlain, Son of Freedom Chamberlain, dyed Sept. 3d 1742. The 

Means of his Death was a Scold he met with some time before; he was aged 
about 3 Years And 3 quarters. 

8. Beers heba Garnett, Wife of samuel Garnet, dyed after a short ill ness of about 

3 or 4 daj^s, Dec. 18. Day. Aged 
Capt. Jno Magoun dyed of a Consumption, Aug. lO^ii 1743. Aged 40 Years, and 
One week. 

6 Park Street, Boston, Mass. Charles Eliot Goodspeed. 



Howes. — The Rawlinson MS. A 128, in the Bodleian Library, comprising 
records of the proceedings of the Court of High Commission (Ecclesiastical 
Division), 1G32, gives an interesting account of the prosecution of Rev. John 
Lothrop and his flock of Dissenters who met at a conventicle in the Blackfriars, 
London. Among those arrested were Samuel Howes and his sister Penninah 
Piowes, who was a sister-in-law of Mr. Lothrop (see Register, vol. 67, p. 261); 
and their examination by the different members of the Court is recorded as 
follows : 

"Samuel Howes!" saith the Kings Advocate, "you are required by your oath 
to answere to the articles." Howe. "I have served the King both by sea and 
by land, and I had been at sea if this restraint had not been made upon me. My 
conversacon I thank God none can tax." Register. "Will you take j'our 
oath?" Howe. "I am a young man and doe not know what the oath is." 
Kings Advocate. "The King desires your service in obeying his lawes." 

Then P[enninah] Howes was called and required to take her oath, but she 
refused. London. "Will you trust Mr. Latropp and believe him rather than 
the Church of England?" Pennina. "I referre myself to the Word of God, 
whether 1 male take this oath or noe." 

Penninah Howes became the wife (probably the second wife) of Robert Linnell, 
the immigrant ancestor of that family of early residents of Barnstable on Cape 
Cod. 

Milwaukee, Wis. Charles Edward Banks. 



Sherman-Palmer. — In all the printed references to Grace, the mother of 
Capt. John^ Sherman of Watcrtown, Mass., it is stated that she was married four 
times: first to John Sherman, who died at Great Horkesley, co. Essex, Eng., 
24 Jan. 1615/16; secondly to Thomas Rogers, who died 12 Nov. 1638, by whom 
she had a daughter, Elizabeth, who is named in her will; thirdly to William 
Palmer, whose daughter, Martha, married Capt. John^ Sherman; and fourthly 
to Roger Porter, who died 3 Apr. 1654, and as whose widow she died at Water- 
town, Mass., 3 June 1662. 

I am quite certain that she was married only three times, and was the wife and 
widow successively of John Sherman, Thomas Rogers, and Roger Porter. That 
she was never the wife of William Palmer is evident from the fact that on 6 Oct. 
1647 an Ann Palmer, widow of Wilham Palmer of Hampton, was the wife of 
Francis Plumer, Christopher Palmer, in behalf of Ann Palmer, widow of William 
Palmer of Hampton, conveying on that date a house and land in Newbury to 
William Sawyer of Newbury, and Francis Plumer of Newbury giving his consent 
"to the bargin My wife An Plomer baue made." (Records and Files of the Quar- 



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terly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, vol. 2, p. 349.) This deed shows also 
that the widow Ann Palmer and Francis Plumer were already married a long time 
before the date for their marriage given in the town copy of the Newbury records. 

This William Palmer of Hampton was the father of Martha Palmer, who 
married Capt. John^ Sherman of Watertown; for in a deed, dated 10 Mar. 1645/6, 
William Palmer of Hampton, yeoman, in consideration of a release of a parcel 
of land in Great Ormsbye, in Old England, by his daughter Martha Palmer, now 
the wife of John Sherman of Watertown, in which his said daughter had an 
interest to the value of 105 li., sold to the said John Sherman and Martha, his wife, 
his dwelling and house lot and all other land at Newberry, about twenty acres, 
also all his houses and land in Hampton, about one hundred and ten acres of 
upground, meadow and marsh, most of it already laid out, as mentioned in the 
town book of Hampton, with all commonage, etc. This deed, witnessed by 
Timothie Dalton and W^illm. Howard, was acknowledged 12 Mar. 1645/6 before 
Samuel Symonds. (76.) 

Capt. John^ Sherman of Watertown was a son-in-law of William Palmer of 
Hampton, but not his stepson. 

601 West 110th Street, New York, N. Y. Frank Dempster Sherman. 



Byles: Additions and Corrections. — The following additions and correc- 
tions should be made in the article entitled "The Byles Family," which appears 
in the present volume of the Register (pp. 101-117, April 1915). 

Page 113, line 19. The father of William James Almon (husband of Rebecca 
Byles, 6, i) was James Almon. 

Page 114, line 35. Judge John William Ritchie's estate at Hahfax was called 
** Belmont," not "Winwick." The latter name was given to another Ritchie 
place at Halifax. 

Page 114, hne 41. Andrew Belcher Almon married Mary Walcott of Salem, 
Mass. 

Page 114, line 44. For "John" read "Lewis John." He was a lawyer, and 
married Mary Robertson (not Robinson), daughter of Hon. John Robertson, a 
senator of the Dominion of Canada. 

Page 115, lines 24-48. The four children of Rev. Mather^ Byles, D.D. (6), by 
bis second wife should undoubtly be arranged in the following order: 

X. Sarah Louisa, b. probably in 1778. 

xi. Belcher, b. 27 Sept. 1780. 

xii. Samuel, b. in 1782; d. 18 July 1782. 

xiii. Samuel, b. 30 Mar. 1784; d. not later than 10 Dec. 1784. 

Boston, Mass. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. 



Historical Intelligence 

Heraldry. — The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society desires to call special attention to the recommendation in its 
report of 5 May 1914 (see Register, vol. 69, Supplement, pp. xvi-xxiii), "that 
every person interested, by reason of descent or otherwise, in making it a matter 
of record that any original settler in this country inherited a coat of arms or that 
any inhabitant of this country received a grant of arms be invited to offer the 
arms for record with this Society," etc. 

The Committee believes that the importance of the results possible to be 
attained by such registration will be of great interest; and they earnestly request 
all members of the Society and all other persons who have coats of arms which they 
believe to be eligible to make application for recording them. The cost of paint- 
ing the arms and making up the record will have to be defrayed by the applicants, 
and the Committee has determined that $3.00 for each coat will barely suffice. 

This amount, by cheque payable to the order of the Society, must be forwarded 
with the application. If the application is rejected, the money will be returned 
unless the applicant wishes to have the arms recorded with those respited for proof. 
I'he Committee, however, reserves the right to reject any application altogether, 
and if this right is exercised, the money will, of course, be returned. 

It seems evident that, besides the growth in value of the collection as it increases 
in size, there will be many other things of extreme interest contributed with the 



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arms and directly related thereto, such as photographs of castles, armor, seals, 
manors, etc., and provision is contemplated for filing such contributions in supple- 
mentary volumes in connection with the registers of the arms. Applications in 
which the proofs do not sufficiently conform to the requirements indicated in the 
report of the Committee will be placed in a separate volume to await further 
proof. 

Printed directions for the making of appUcations may be obtained from the 
Committee; and all communications on this subject should be addressed to the 
Committee on Heraldry, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, Boston. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family liistory or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Mattoon. — Philip, bom probably at Glasgow, Scot., about 1620, died at Deer- 
field, Mass., 30 Dec. 1696, by Winford Lecky Mattoon, 104 West Lane Avenue, 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Tayler. — William, died at Concord, Mass., 6 Dec. 1696, by Fred E. Mclntyre, 
42 Frankhn Street, Keene, N. H. 



RECENT BOOKS 

[The Editor particularly requests persons sending books for listing in the Register 
to state, for the information of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to 
be added for postage when sent by mail, and from whom it may be ordered. For the 
January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; for April, by Feb. 1; for Jtdy, by 
May 1; and for October, by July 1.1 

GENEALOGICAL 

Bacon genealogy. Bacon genealogy. Michael Bacon of Dedham, 1640, and 
his descendants. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. Cambridge, 
Mass., 1915. 420 p. geneal. tab. pi. S"" 

In the genealogical table will be found the English ancestry of Michael Bacon of Dedham, Mass., 
compiled by Eliza Buckingham Bacon. 

Bates genealogy. The Bates Bulletin. Vol. 3, series 2, no. 2. April, 1915. 
p. 61-72, il. 4° 

Brooke genealogy. Pedigree chart of Robert Brooke who arrived in Mary- 
land, 30 June, 1G50, and Mary Baker, his first wife, who died in England, 1634. 
By Bennet Bernard Browne, M.D. London, Alexander Moring, Ltd., 1912. 
Printed for Douglas H. Thomas, Baltimore, Md. Chart. 

Broun genealogy. Chart of the descendants of William Broun [d. 17971 the 
immigrant to Virginia from Scotland. Constructed by Virginia M[ay] Broun for 
her uncle, Thomas L. Broun, from family records collected by him. Washington, 
D. C, The Norris Peters Co., cl914. Chart. Price 75 cts. Address Miss V. M. 
Broun, 3420-36th St., Washington, D. C. 

Chase genealogy. The Chase Chronicle. Vol. 6, no. 2. The Chase-Chace 
Family Association. James F. Chase, secretary, 159 Devonshire St., Boston. 
p. 13-28, il. 8° Published quarterly. Price $1.00 a year. 

Googins genealogy. The Googins family in America. By Charlotte H[annah] 
Googias. Portland, Me., Lefavor-Tower Co., 1914. 68 p. 8° Price $2.50. 
Address Mrs. Charlotte Googins Stevens, Scarborough, Me. 



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Gwatkin genealogy. Notes on families in Fownhope, Herefordshire, and other 
places, named Gwatkin. By E. M. G. n. p. 1914. 11 + 103 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Holmes genealogy. The American family of Rev. Obadiah Holmes. By Col. 
J[ames] T[aylor] Holmes. Columbus, Ohio, [Stoneham Press] 1915. 247 p. fcsm. 
pi. por. 8° 

Johnson genealogy. History and genealogy of one line of descent from Capt. 
Edward Johnson together with his English ancestry, 1500-1914. By Alfred 
Johnson. Published by the author. Boston, The Stanhope Press, 1914. 12 + 
219 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° Price $4.00. Address the author, 36 Monmouth St., 
Brookline, Mass. 

Johnson genealogy. Johnson genealogy [ancestors and descendants of Elisha 
of Freedom, Maine]. By George D[ana] Johnson. Leavenworth, Kansas, 1915. 
32 p. 8° Price $1.00. Address G. D. Johnson, National Military Home, Kansas. 

Lillibridge genealogy. The LiUibridge family and its branches in the United 
States. By Joel N[elson] Eno, A.M. Rutland, Vt., The Tuttle Co., 1915. 
50 p. por. S° 

MacFarlane genealogy. The clan MacFarlane; the division of the clan. 
Ancestry of David D. McNair. By Mary Wilson MacNair. Hartford, Conn., 
The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1914. 24 p. pi. S° 

Merriman genealogy. Merriman Bulletin. Mar., 1915. [4] p. 16° 

This Bulletin records facts regarding the ancestors and descendants of Nathaniel Merriman 
which have come to light since the publication of the book, Merriman Reunion and Genealogy, 
in April, 1',)14. Address M. Merriman, 432 Fourth Ave., New York. 

Moffat genealogy. Moffatana Bulletin, an occasional publication [containing 
genealogical notes on the Moffat family]. Vol. 1, no. 5. George West Maffet, 
editor. Lawrence, Kansas, 1915. p. 29-44, 4° 

More genealogy. The Historical Journal of the More family. Vol. 2, no. 2, 
whole number 21. Seattle, Washington, April, 1915. p. 13-35, il, 4° 

Page genealogy. Page descent, line of descent from Nicholas Page of Eng- 
land to Charles Lawrence Peirson of Boston. By Gen. Charles Lawrence Peirson, 
A.M. n. p. n. d. [8] p. il. 12° 

Patterson genealogy. Patterson genealogy, descendants of John Patterson 
of Argyleshire, Scotland. By Guy Scoby Rix. [Concord, N. H., Rumford 
Press] 1914. 9 + [1] p. 8'' 

Paul genealogy. The ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul, now Mrs. William 
J. Young, Jr. By Edward Joy Paul, A.M. Milwaukee, Burdick & Allen, 1914. 
386 p. fcsm. por. 4^* Price $3.50. Address Mrs. W. J. Young, Jr., 545 Fifth Ave., 
CUnton, Iowa, and W^ilder's Bookshop, 46 Cornhill, Boston, Mass. 

Penhallow genealogy. [Penhallow family.] Victoria and Albert Museum, 
department of woodwork. The panelled rooms. 2. The Clifford's Inn Room. 
London, printed under the authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914. 
16 + [12] p. pi. 8° 

Read genealogy. Read genealogies, supplement no. 1. By Henry Martyn 
Dodd. n. p. 1914. [4] p. 8° 

Shedd genealogy. Register of the Shedd Family Association, vol. 4. Fourth 
business meeting, August 29, 1914, Billerica, Mass. Boston, Mass., 1914. 
68 p. map pi. 8° Price $1.00. Address Frank Edson Shedd, secretary, 60 
Federal St., Boston. 

Sprague genealogy. Hon. Seth Sprague of Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Mass., 
his descendants down to the 6th generation and his reminiscences of the Old 
Colony Town. [By WiUiam Bradford Weston. Milton, Mass., 1915.] 8 -f 
8 -f 134 + 12 + 14 p. il. 4° 

Story genealogy. Elisha Story of Boston and some of his descendants. By 
Perley Derby and Frank A. Gardner, M.D. Salem, Mass., Essex Institute, 1915. 
28 p. por. 8° Reprinted from the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, 
vols. 50 and 51. 



288 Recent Books [July 

Washburn genealogy. Ebenezer Washburn, his ancestors and descendants 
with some connected families. A family story of 700 3^ears. By Rev. George 
T[homa3] Washburn, D.D. Pasumalai, South India, American Mission Lenox 
Press, 1913. 15 -f 209 p. pi. por. 8° 

White and Clarke genealogy. A brief account of the families White and 
Clarke. Prepared and privately printed by James Clarke White [M.D.j. Salem, 
Mass., Newcomb & Gauss, 1915. 37 p. geneal. tab. 8° 

An account will be found of the families of William White, b, 1687, lived in Londonderry, Ire- 
land, and John Clarke, b. 1731 in London, Eng. 

Wolcott genealogy. Report of proceedings of the tenth annual reunion of the 
Society of Descendants of Henrv Wolcott, held at Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 2 and 
3, 1914. [N. Y., Patteson Press, n. d.] 29 p. 8° 

New England genealogies. New England families, genealogical and memorial. 
A record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and 
the founding of a nation. Third series, vols. 1-4. Compiled under the editorial 
supervision of William Richard Cutter, A.M. New York, Lewis Historical 
Publishing Co., 1915. Vols. 1-4. 5 + 560 + 30; 561 - 1104 + 30; 1105 - 
1648 + 30; 1649a - 2366 + 30 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

BIOGRAPHICAL 

Hale, Nathan, 1776, biography. Nathan Hale, 1776, biography and memorials. 
Revised and enlarged edition. By Henry Phelps Johnston. New Haven, Yale 
University Press; London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1914. 
10 + 296 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 

Louis XVII, bibliography. Louis XVII, a bibliography. By William W[ardl 
Wight. Boston, T. R. Marvin & Son, 1915. 159 p. por. S" 

Morse, Major Abner, biography. Major Abner Morse, Esq., born October 11, 
1759; died March 11, 1821, great-great-great-great-grandson of Samuel Morse 
of Dedham, Mass. By his great-grandson, Capt. William Thornton Parker, 
M.D. Northampton, Mass., 1915. 32 p. fcsm. pi. por 8° Price 50 cts. Ad- 
dress the author, 65 Columbus Ave., Northampton, Mass. 

North, Simeon, memoir. Simeon North, first official pistol maker of the 
United States. A memoir. Bv S[imon] N[ewton] D[exter] North, LL.D. and 
Raloh H. North. Concord, N. H., The Rumford Press, 1913. 207 p. fcsm. pi. 
por. 8° 

Parker, Lieut. Col. Moses, biography. Lieut. Colonel Moses Parker, 27th 
Regiment of Foot of the Continental Army. By Capt. William Thornton 
Parker, M.D. Northampton, Mass., 1914. 20 p. pi. por. 8*" Price 50 cts. 
Address the author, 65 Columbus Ave., Northampton, Mass. 

Washington, George, manuscripts, calendar of. Library of Congress. Calen- 
dar of the correspondence of George Washington, commander in chief of the 
Continental Army, with the officers. In four volumes, 1775-1784, with index. 
Prepared from the original manuscripts in the Library of Congress, by John C. 
Fitzpatrick, Division of Manuscripts. Washington, Government Printing Office, 
1915. Vols. 1-4. 6 + 802; 803 - 1634; 1635 - 2460; 2461 - 2865 p. fcsm. 
4° Price $4.00 per set. 

Harvard College, Class of 1863. Class of 1863 of Harvard College. Memoirs 
June, 1914, to March, 1915. Cambridge, The University Press, 1915. 15 p. 
fcsm. por. 8° 

HISTORICAL 

(a) General 

Connecticut, Record Commissioner. State of Connecticut, Public Document, 
no. 41. Report of the examiner of public records for the 15 months ended 
September 30, 1912. Hartford, published by the State, 1913. 40 p. fcsm. 8° 

Connecticut, Record Commissioner. State of Connecticut, Public Document, 
no. 41. Report of the examiner of public records for the 2 years ended Sept. 30, 
1914. Hartford, published by the State, 1915. 19 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 



1915] Recent Books 289 

Japan, history. Japan to America, a symposium of papers by political leaders 
and representative citizens of Japan on conditions in Japan and on the relations 
between Japan and the United States. Edited by Naoichi Masaoka. With 
introduction by Lindsay Russell, president, Japan Society. Authorized Ameri- 
can edition, issued under the auspices of The Japan Society of America. New 
York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1915. 12 + 
235 p. 12° 

Rhode Island, historical sites. State of Rhode Island and Providence Planta- 
tions. Report of committee on marking historical sites in Rhode Island made to 
the general assembly at its January session, 1913. Providence, R. L, E. L. 
Freeman Co., 1914. 183 p. fcsm. pi. 8° 

(b) Local 

Cambridge, Mass., vital records. Vital records of Cambridge, Mass., to 1850. 
Vol. 2. Marriages and deaths. By Thomas W[illiams] Baldwin, A.B., S.B. 
Boston, Mass., 1915. 806 p. 8*" 

Greenwich, N. J., epitaphs. Tombstone inscriptions in the old Presbyterian 
burying ground at Greenwich, N. J. with a historical sketch. By Frank D[e 
Wettel Andrews. Privately printed, Vineland, N. J., 1915. 50 p. 8° Price 
$1.00. Address the author, Vineland, N. J. 

New Ipswich, N. H., history. The history of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 
1735-1914, with genealogical records of the principal families. By Charles 
Henry Chandler and Sarah Fiske Lee. Fitchburg, Mass., Sentinel Printing Co., 
1914. 14 + 782 p. il. map pi. por. 8° 

Quakertown, N. J., history. History of land titles in the vicinity of Quaker- 
town, N. J. By Mary C. Vail. Flemington, N. J., H. E. Deats, 1915. 15 p. 8° 
Price 15 cts. Address Hiram E. Deats, Flemington, N. J. 

Vineland, N. J., history. Religious forces and other activities in the history 
of Vineland, N. J. " I am a citizen of no mean city." An address delivered at 
the 50th anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Vineland, N. J. By 
Joseph A. Conwell. Published for the benefit of the New Church Building Fund. 
Vineland, N. J., The Smith Printing House, n. d. 35 p. 8° 

SOCIETIES AND MAGAZINES 

The Bostonian Society Publications. Vol. 11. Boston, Old State House, 
1914. 132 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. 
Charter, constitution, by-laws, officers, committees, members, etc. n. p. 1914. 
174 p. 8° 

Freemasonry, Massachusetts, Grand Lodge. Proceedings of the Most 
Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts for the year 1914. M. W. Melvin M. Johnson, Grand 
Master. R. W. Thomas W. Davis, Recording Grand Secretary. Boston, Poole 
Printing Co., 1915. 14 + 562 + 118 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Groton Historical Society. Groton Historical Society. The report of the 
historian for the year, 1914. Vol. 2, no. 6. Groton, Mass., published by vote 
of the Society, 1915. 15 p. 8° 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Transactions of the Huguenot Society 
of South Carolina. No. 20. Charleston, S. C, published by order of the Society, 
1914. Baltimore, The Waverly Press, 1915. 58 + [1] p. fcsm. pi. S° 

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Ninth series of historical docu- 
ments. Part 1, Lady Durham's Journal. Part 2, Memoires de M. le Chev. De 
Johnstone. Published by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec. Que- 
bec, The Telegraph Printing Co., 1915. 199 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

Lynn Historical Society. The bells of Lynn, a paper given before the Lynn 
Historical Society, December 10, 1914. By C[harles] J[opthal H[ill] Woodburv, 
A.M., Sc. D. Lynn, Mass., 1915. 60 p. 8^ Reprinted from the Register of the 
Society, vol. 18. 



290 Recent Books [July] 

The Mattatuck Historical Society. Handbook, no. 1, 1877-1913. Published 
by the Society, 1914. 72 p. 8° 

Minnesota History Bulletin. Minnesota History Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1, 
Februaiy, 1915. The relation of the State to historical work. By Clarence 
W[al worth] Alvord. Published quarterly by The Minnesota Historical Society, 
St. Paul, 1915. 34 p. 8° 

Newport Historical Society. Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society, 
no. 16. Some of our founders sixty years ago. A paper read before the Society, 
February 16, 1914. By Miss M. E. Powel. Newport, R. I., 1915. 31 + [2] 
p. 8" 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches, 
no. 41. Being the proceedings of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, held in 
their building, Water St., New Bedford, Mass., on Jan. 2, 1915. The mills of 
New Bedford and vicinity before the introduction of steam. By Henry B. 
Worth. 16 p. pi. 4° 

The Patriot. Vol. 1, nos. 1 and 2. Published Quarterly by the General 
Society Daughters of the Revolution, New York, N. Y. 1-42; 43-78 p. fcsm. 
11. por. 8° 

Society of Colonial Wars, California. Society of Colonial Wars in the State 
of California [officers, bj^-laws, members, &c.], 1915. [Los Angeles, Standard 
Printing Co.] 84 -f [1] p. 16° 

Society of Colonial Wars, District of Columbia. Twentieth anniversary of the 
organization of the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia. 24 p. 
por. 8° 

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York. Bulletin no. 4. 
Prepared under the authority of the Board of Assistants. New York, 1915. 
68 p. 8° 

Society Sons of the Revolution, California. The Liberty Bell. Society Sons 
of the Revolution in the State of California. Vol. 1, no. 1. Los Angeles, March, 
1915. [4] p. il. 4° 

Society Sons of the Revolution, California. The Liberty Bell. Society Sons 
of the Revolution in the State of California. Vol. 1, no. 2. Los Angeles, April, 
1915. [4] p. fcsm. 4° 

University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences. Vol. 3, no. 3. September, 
1914, The Scandinavian element in the United States. By Kendric Charles 
Babcock, Ph. D. Urbana, published by the University of Illinois, 1914. 223 p. 
8° Price $1.15. 

University of Illinois Studies in the Social Sciences. Vol. 3, no. 4. Church 
and State in Massachusetts, 1691-1740. By Susan Martha Reed, Ph.D. Pub- 
lished by the Universitv of Illinois, Urbana [lUinois, ci9i4]. 208 p. 8° Price 
$1.05. 

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society. Annual report for the year 
ending October 13, 1914. Proceedings at the 50th anniversary of the Society, 
1864-1914. Vineland, N. J., 1914. 36 + [1] p. 8° 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Chambers of Commerce, American. Williams College. David A. Wells 
Prize Essays. No. 4. American Chambers of Commerce. By Kenneth Stur- 
ges, M.A. New York, printed for the Department of Political Science of Wil- 
liams CoUege by Moffat, Yard & Co., N. Y., 1915. 13 + 278 p. 8° 

Continental Congress, journals. Library of Congress. Journals of the Con- 
tinental Congress, 1774-1789. Edited from the original records in the Library 
of Congress, by Gaillard Hunt. Vol. 23. 1782, August 12 — December 31. 
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1914. p. 461-917, 4° 

Pilgrim Fathers, the term. The term Pilgi-im Fathers. By Albert Matthews. 
Caml:»ridge, John Wilson & Son, 1915. p. 293-391, 8° Reprinted from the 
Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 17. 



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DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS 



THOMAS W. BALDWIN 

41 Hawthorn Street, Cambridge, Mass. 

Publisher of Patten Genealogy, Bacon Gen- 
ealogy, and Vital Records of Mass. Towns. 
Records searched and copied and genealogies 
prepared 


MRS. LUCY A. IVEY 

13 Marshall Street, VVatertown, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 


ALBERT EDW. BODWELL 

Room 1131, Kimball Bldg., Boston, Mass. 

Genealogical Research. London Corre- 
spondence. Bodwell and other family histories 
in preparation. Coats of Arms correctly drawn 
for engraving and in colors for framing 


MRS. WILLIAM S. KELSEY 

62 Allston Heights, Allston District, 
Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 


LAWRENCE BRAINERD 

Forest Hills, Boston, Mass. 

Genealogist Family Trees Prepared 
Research Work Terms on Application 


ORRA E. MONNETTE 
GENEALOGIST 

3101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Specialties: Early New Hampshire and New 
Jersey Families, Huguenot Immigration 


EDWIN M. CURRIER 

1638 Bridge Street, Dracut, Mass. 

Genealogical and Historical Research 

Family Histories prepared 

Duston Descendants a Specialty 


WILLIAM LINCOLN PALMER 

P. 0. Box 2388, Boston, Mass. 
Life Member N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 

Genealogical expert, English and American 

families traced. Correspondence invited 

Records examined anywhere 


MRS. WILLIAM ALLERTON DREW 

61 St. Botolpb Street, Boston 

Genealogical and Historical 
Research 


FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR 

Middletown, Conn. 

Connecticut Research a Specialty 

Has genealogical notes on the families of 

Ancient Middletown and copies of over 

11,000 gravestone inscriptions in 

Middlesex Co. 


FRANK A. GARDNER, M.D. 

23 North Street, Salem, Mass. 

Editor of " Essex County Families " in Essex 
Inst. Hist. Coll. Author of " Massachu- 
setts Regiments in the Revolutionary War." 
Specialist in Colonial and Revolutionary Mili- 
tary Service. Tel. Connection 


CHARLES M. THATCHER 

Middleborough, Mass. 

Town, County, or State Records. Wills and 
deeds searched for genealogy 

Have copied over 18,000 cemetery inscrip- 
tions in Plymouth Co. 


VIRGINIA HALL 

85 Upland Road, Cambridge, Mass. 


WILLIS PAGE TILTON 

64 Aspinwall Avenue, Brooklioe, Mass. 

Historical and Genealogical Research. 
Coats of Arms correctly drawn and painted in 
water colors. Armorial Bearings of Ameri- 
can Families a Specialty. 


MRS. MARY LOVERING HOLMAN 

4 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, Mass. 

Genealogist and Heraldist 

Coats of Arms painted 
15 years experience 


SUSAN COTTON TUFTS 

9 Asliburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

GENEALOGIST 

Former Genealogist of the Massachusetts 
Society of Colonial Dames 



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DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGISTS 



JOSEPH EDWIN WOODS 

Barre, Mass. 

Genealogical Researcher 

Family Trees or Histories prepared 

Telephone, 87-2 



FLORENCE E. YOUNGS 

1777 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 

Specialist in migrations from New England. 
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The New England Historic Genealogical Society is publishing, by a fund set apart 
from the bequest of Robert Henry Eddy to the Society, and known as the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund, the Vital Records (Births, Marriages, and Deaths) of towns in Massachusetts 
whose records are not already printed, from their beginning to the year 1850, in books of 
octavo size, in clear type, on durable paper made expressly for this work, and with cloth 
binding. The arrangement is alphabetical. 

Subscription to these Records, if made in advance of publication, will be taken at the 
rate of one cent per page, which includes binding. Expressage extra. 

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price. 

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Address all communications to The Treasurer, g Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 

Vital Records already Published: 





1902 






I( 


507 




Montgomery, 


66 pages, 


$1.50 


Middlefield, 


138 pages. 


«i.7S 


Pelham, 


177 pages, 


2.25 




1908 




Walpole, 


216 pages. 


2.75 


Billerica, . 


405 pages, 


5-25 


Peru, 

A 1 ^ 1 


112 pages. 


1-50 


Lincoln, 


179 pages, 


2. 25 


Alford, 


32 pages. 


.75 


Dover, 


107 pages, 


1 .50 


Hinsdale, 


98 pages. 


1.25 


Holliston, 


358 pages. 


4-50 


Medfield, 


1903 

243 pages. 


325 


1909 
Scituate, 2 vols., 909 pages, 


11.50 


Lee, 


239 pages. 


3-00 








Becket, 


98 pages. 


1.25 


Tisbury, 

XT T 1 1 


1910 




Sudbury, 


3S2 pages, 


4-25 


244 pages, 


3-25 


Tyringham, 
Bedford, 


108 pages, 
142 pages, 


1.50 
1.75 


Way land, 
Weymouth, 2 


160 pages, 
vols., 735 pages, 


2.25 
9.2s 


New Braintree, 


1904 
163 pages, 


2.25 


Hanson, 


1911 
no pages. 


1.50 


Washington, 


57 pages, 


.75 


Chester, 

T^ 1 1 


255 pages. 


3 25 ! 


Gr, Barrington, 


89 pages. 


1-25 


Pembroke, 


465 pages. 


6.00 i 


Gill, 


97 pages, 


1-25 


Foxborough, 


249 pages, 


3-25 


Arlington, 


162 pages. 


2.25 


Carver, 

J 


179 pages. 


3.25 


Waltham, 


298 pages. 


3-75 


Stow, 


270 pages. 


3.50 


Chilmark, 


96 pages, 


1.25 


Worthington, 


159 pages, 


2.00 


Bellingham, 


222 pages. 


2.75 


Hopkinton, 


462 pages. 


6.00 




T /^^\ ^ 




Duxbury, 


446 pages. 


S-7S 


Palmer, 

Medway, 

Newton, 


1905 

242 pages, 
345 pages, 
521 pages. 


3.00 

4-So 
6.50 


Kingston, 396 pages, 
Brockton, 371 pages, 
W. Bridge water, 222 pages, 


5.00 

4-75 
3.00 


Edgartown, 


1906 
276 pages. 


3.50 


1912 
Abington, 2 vols., 632 pages. 


8.00 


Norton, 
Dalton, 


405 pages, 
82 pages. 


5-25 
1.25 


Richmond, 


1913 
113 pages, 


1.50 


Sturbridge, 


393 pages, 


S-oo 




1914 






1907 




Granville, 


236 pages, 


3.00 


Medford, 


469 pages, 


6.00 


Rochester, 2 vols., 768 pages, 


9-75 


Dracut, 


302 pages. 


4.00 




191S 




W. Stockbridge 


,115 pages. 


1.50 


Heath, 


142 pages, 


1-75 


Williamstown, 


173 pages. 


2.25 


Greenfield, 


299 pages, 


3-75 




Vital Records 


in Preparation: 






Bridge water 




Ashfield 






Townsend 




E. Bridge water 




New Bee 


ford 




Dighton 




Plympton 




Westport 






Otis 




Shirley 




Brimfield 






Prescott 




Nantucket 




Acton 






Swansea 




Taunton 




Brooklim 


» 




Somerset 




Dartmouth 




Conway 






Freetown 




New Ashford 




Hancock 






Pepperell 




Charlemont 




W, Sprin 


gfield 




Fairhaven 




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[xxxv] 
PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



PRICE LIST, 1915 



THE REGISTER 

The New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, established in 1847 and 
published quarterly, in January, April, 
July, and October. Each number con- 
tains on an average ninety-six octavo pages 
of valuable and interesting matter concern- 
ing the History, Antiquities, Genealogy, 
and Biography of America, printed on dura- 
ble paper made especially for the Society, 
with an engraved portrait in each number. 
A complete index to each volume in the 
October number. Subscription, §4.00 per 
year in advance, commencing January. 
Current single numbers, $1.00. Prices of 
complete sets, of odd volumes, and of single 
numbers quoted on appHcation. Unobjec- 
tionable advertisements accepted at rea- 
sonable rates. 

Consolidated Index of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. 
1-50. Index of Persons A to Z, Index of 
Subjects, and Index of Places. Price for 
the complete work, bound in cloth, 4 vols., 
SIOO. 

The Register with its Consolidated 
Index is indispensable to family historians, 
genealogists, and all persons seeking in- 
formation about American families. The 
number of complete sets in existence is 
limited, and their value is constantly 
increasing. 

ENGLISH RESEARCH 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, by 
Henry FitzGilbert Waters, A.M. These 
Gleanings abound in clues, which, if prop- 
erly followed up, will enable the geneal- 
ogist to pursue in the mother country 
investigations which without such aid 
would be practically impossible. 2 vols., 
1643 pages. Cloth. 810.00 

Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury at Somerset House, 
London, England. Register Soame, 1620. 
The volume contains, in 007 pages, 13G6 
wills, comprising about 40,000 names of 
persons and over 10,000 names of places. 

$6.00 
Emigrants. Emigrants from England, 

1773-1776. 1913. 206 pages. $4.00 
Emigrants. List of Emigrants to America 

from Liverpool, 1697-1707. 1913. 

55 pages. $1.00 

Research in England. An essay to aid 

the student. Lea. 1905. 36 pages. 

$1.00 



VITAL RECORDS 

Massachusetts Vital Records. The 

Births, Marriages, and Deaths recorded in 
towns in Massachusetts, from their found- 
ing to the year 1850, taken from the 
original records of the town, arranged in 
alphabetical order, printed on paper made 
especially for the Society, and bound in 
cloth. These books are most useful to 
those seeking genealogical information 
about ancestors who lived in these towns, 

$8.00 
.75 
2.25 
1.25 
1.75 
2.75 
5.25 
4.75 
2.25 
3.25 
1.25 
1.25 
1.50 
4.00 
5.75 



about ancestors who lived in these 

Abington, 1912. 2 vols., 632 pages. 
Alford, 1902. 32 pages. 
Arlington, 1904. 162 pages. 
Becket, 1903. 98 pages. 
Bedford, 1903. 142 pages. 
Bellingham, 1904. 222 pages. 
Billerica, 1908. 405 pages. 
Brockton, 1911. 371 pages. 
Carver, 1911. 179 pages. 
Chester, 1911. 255 pages. 
Chilmark, 1904. 96 pages. 
Dalton, 1906. 82 pages. 
Dover, 1908. 107 pages. 
Dracut, 1907. 302 pages. 
Duxbury, 1911. 446 pages. 
Edgartown, 1906. 276 pages. 
Foxborough, 1911. 249 pages. 
Gill, 1904. 97 pages. 
Granville, 1914. 236 pages. 
Gr. Barrington, 1904. 80 pages. 
Greenfield, 1915. 299 pages. 
Hanson, 1911. 110 pages. 
Heath, 1915. 142 pages. 
Hinsdale, 1902. 98 pages. 
Holliston, 1908. 358 pages. 
Hopkinton, 1911. 462 pages. 
Kingston, 1911. 396 pages. 
Lee, 1903. 239 pages. 
Lincoln, 1908. 179 pages. 
Medfield, 1903. 243 pages. 
Medford, 1907. 469 pages. 
Medway, 1905. 345 pages. 
Middleficld, 1907. 138 pages. 
Montgomery, 1902. 66 pages. 
New Braintree, 1904. 163 pages. 
Newton, 1905. 521 pages. 
Norton, 1906. 405 pages. 
Palmer, 1905. 242 pages. 
Pelham, 1902. 177 pages. 
Pembroke, 1911. 465 pages. 
Peru, 1902. 112 pages. 
Richmond, 1913. 113 pages. 
Rochester, 1914. 2 vols., 768 pages. 
Scituate, 1909. 2 voIh., 909 pages. 
Stow, 1911. 270 pages. 
Sturbridge, 1906. 393 pages. 



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25 
.75 
1.50 
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4.50 
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2.25 
3.25 
6.00 
4.50 
1.75 
1.50 
2.25 
6.50 
5.25 
3.00 
2.25 
6.00 
1.50 
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9.75 
11.50 
3.50 
5.00 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Sudbury, 1903. 332 pages. $4.25 

TLsburv, 1910. 244 pages. 3.25 

Tyringham, 1903. 108 pages. 1.50 

Walpole, 1902. 216 pages. 2.75 

Waltham, 1904. 298 pages. 3.75 

WashingtoUj 1904. 57 pages, .75 

Way land, 1910. 160 pages. 2.25 

W. Bridgewater, 1911. 222 pages. 3.00 

W. Stockbridge, 1907. 115 pages. 1.50 
Weymouth, 1910. 2 vols., 735 pages. 9.25 

Williamstown, 1907. 173 pages. 2.25 

Worthington, 1911. 159 pages. 2.00 

BIOGRAPHIES 

Memorial Biographies of Deceased 
Members of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Vols. 1-9, con- 
taining memoirs of members who died 
previous to 1890. This series of volumes 
IS replete with historic and biographic lore, 
of constantly increasing value — great 
pains having been taken to make the 
memoirs complete and accurate. Only a 
small edition is printed. Vols. 1-3, $3.00 
each; vols. 4 and 5, S2.00 each; vols. G-9, 
$1.00 each. Complete set, $15.00 

Tucker. Life of Commodore Samuel 
Tucker. Shepard. 1868. 384 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Waters. Memoir of Henry FitzGilbert 
Waters, A.M. Hosmer. 1914. 17 pages, 
with portrait and autograph. $0.50 

GENEALOGIES 

Ainsworth. Ainsworth families in Amer- 
ica. Parker. 1894. 212 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Bates. Genealogy of the descendants of 
Edward Bates of Weymouth, Mass. 
Bates. 143 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Belcher. The Belcher families in New 
England. Bartlett. 1906. 32 pages. 

$1.50 

Belknap. The English ancestry of Abra- 
ham Belknap. Belloiap. 1914. 20 
pages. $0.75 

Benton. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop, 
their ancestors and their descend- 
ants. Benton. 1906. 92 pages. 
Cloth. $3.00 

Brooks. The Brooks family of Woburn, 
Mass. Cutter and Loring. 1904. 
20 pages. $1.00 

Cotton. The Cotton family of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Cotton. 1905. 26 
pages. $1.25 

Curtis. The familj^ of Henry Curtis of 
Sudbury, Mass. W^oods. 1907. 
10 pages. $0.50 



Cushman. Genealogy of the descendants 
of Robert Cushman, the Puritan. 
Cushman. 1855. 665 pages. Half 
mor. $10.00 

Cutter. Supplement to the history of the 
Cutter family of New England. Cutter. 

1875. 67 pages. $1.50 
Dam. Some descendants of Deacon John 

Dam of Dover, N. H., 1633. Scales. 

1911. 14 pages. $0.75 

Darby-Derby. John Darby of Marble- 
head, Mass., and his descendants. 

Five generations. Derby. 7 pages. 

$0.50 
Davis. Dolor Davis. A sketch of hia 

life with a record of his earher de- 
scendants. With supplement. Davis. 

1881. 46 pages. $3.00 

De Blois. De Blois family of Boston. 

Eaton. 1913. 15 pages. $0.75 

Dewing. Descendants of Andrew Dewing 

of Dedham, Mass. Dewing. 1904. 

165 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Dows (Dowse). The Dows or Dowse 

family in America. Dows. 1890. 

348 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Eames. Robert Eaines of Woburn, Mass., 

and some of his descendants. Loring. 

1908. 17 pages. $0.75 

Eastman. History and genealogy of 

Deacon Joseph Eastman of Hadley, ^ 

Mass. Eastman. 1908. 262 pages. 

Cloth. $3.00 

Felton. A genealogical history of the 

Felton family; descendants of Lieut. 

Nathaniel Felton of Salem. Felton. 

1886. 260 pages. ^ $3.00 

Finney. The Finnev family of Bristol, 

R. I. Clark. 1906. 13 pages. $0.75 
Floyd. The Floyd family of Rumncy 

Marsh, Mass. Floyd. 1909. 15 

pages. $0.75 

Gage. Some descendants of John Gage 

of Ipswich, Mass. Gage. 1908. 

12 pages. $0.75 

Gerrish. The Gcrrish family of Boston 

(Family of Capt. John Gerrish), 

Eaton. 1913. 11 pages. $0.75 

Getchell. The family of Samuel Getchell 

of Sahsbury, Mass. Getchell. 1909. 

10 pages. -^0.50 

Gillson or Jillson. Genealogy of the 

Gillson and Jillson familv. Jillson. 

1876. 266 pages. Cloth." $2.50 
Hale. The Hale family of Connecticut. 

Morris. 1907. 13 pages. $0.75 

Harris. Robert Harris and his descend- 
ants, with notices of the Morey and 
Metcalf famihes. Harris. 1861, 56 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 



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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE 

By the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society 

9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Haynes and Noyes. Descendants of 
Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes 
of Sudbury, Mass. Newell. 1893. 
5 pages. $0.50 

Hill. John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1904. 22 pages. SI. 00 

Hills. Ancestry and descendants of Wil- 
liam Hills, emigrant in 1632, and of 
Joseph Hills, emigrant in 1638. Hills. 
148 pages. $3.00 

Holmes. The descendants of George 
Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and John 
Holmes of Woodstock, Conn. Gray. 
432 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Huntoon. Philip Hunton and hia de- 
scendants. Huntoon. 1881. 113 
pages. $1.00 

Jones. Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Bart- 
lett. 1908. 33 pages. $1.50 

Kimber. Descendants of Richard Kimber 
of Grove, near Wantage, Berkshire, 
Eng. Kimber. 1894. 76 pages. $2.00 

Knapp. Descendants of William Knapp 
of Watertown, Mass. Knapp. 1909. 
76 pages. ^ $2.00 

Lakin. The Lakin family of Groton, 
Mass. Manning. 1909. 11 pages. 

$0.75 

Lay. The descendants of Robert Lay of 
Saybrook, Conn. HiU. 1908. 13 
pages. $0 . 75 

Levet. Thomas Levet of Exeter and 
Hampton, N. H., with notes on the 
English and American famiUes of 
Levett and Leavitt. Sanborn. 1913. 
21 pages. $1.00 

Lillibridge. Thomas LilUbridge of New- 
port, R. I., and his descendants. 
Eno. 1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

Lirermore. The Livermore family of 
America. Thwing. 1902. 479 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Luddington. William Luddington of Mai- 
den, Mass., and East Haven, Conn., 
and his descendants. Shepard. 1904. 
13 pages. $0.75 

Manning and Whitfield. Notes on the 
Manning family of co. Kent, Eng., with 
additional notes on the Waters, Proc- 
tor, and Whitfield families. Waters. 
1897. 35 pages. $1.00 

Moore. Some descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury. Bolton. 1904. 22 
pages. $1.00 

Page. Table showing ancestors and de- 
scendants of Nathaniel Page (1742- 
1819) of Bedford, Mass. Chart. 
1899. $1.00 



Palmer. Some descendants of William 
Palmer of Watertown, Mass., and 
Hampton, N. H. Palmer. 1914. 
4 pages. $0.50 

Parish. John Parish of Groton, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Parish. 
1909. 12 pages. $0.75 

Partridge. William Partridge of Med- 
field, Mass., and his descendants. 
Partridge. 1909. 8 pages. $0.50 

Pomeroy. Eltweed Pomeroy of Dor- 
chester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., 
and four generations of his descend- 
ants. Rodman. 1903. 16 pages. $0.75 

Remington. Thomas Remington of Suf- 
field. Conn., and some of his descend- 
ants. Dewey. 1909. 9 pages. $0.50 

Rising. James Rising of Suffield, Conn., 
and some of his descendants. Dewey. 
1909. 11 pages. $0.75 

Russell. The descendants of John Rus- 
sell of Dartmouth, Mass. Russell. 
1904. 20 pages. $1.00 

Sargent. Some descendants of Digory 
Sargent of Massachusetts and Ver- 
mont. Woods. 1904. 12 pages. 

$0.75 

Savage. Major Thomas Savage of Boston 
and his descendants. Park. 1914. 
78 pages. Portraits. $2.25 

Sherburne. Some descendants of Henry 
and John Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
N. H. Sherburne. 1904. 22 pages. 

$1.00 

Sprague. The brothers Ralph and Wil- 
ham Sprague and some of their de- 
scendants. Sprague. 1909. 14 pages. 

$0.75 

Standish. Some recent investigations con- 
cerning the ancestry of Capt. Myles 
Standish. Porteus. 1914. 34 pages. 

$1.25 

Stanwood. A history of the Stanwood 
family in America. Bolton. 1899, 
317 pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Stebbins. A genealogy of the Stebbins 
family (Reprint of Edition of 1771). 
Watson. 31 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Sumner. Record of the descendants 
of William Sumner of Dorchester, 
Mass., 1636. (With supplement.) 
Appleton. 1879. 207 pages. Cloth. 

$5.00 

Tarbell. Thomas Tarbell of Watertown, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Wight. 1907. 18 pages. $0.75 

Thwing. Thwing: A genealogical bio- 
graphical and historical account of 
the family. Thwing. 1883 216 
pages. Cloth. $10.00 



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9 Ashburton Place, Boston, Mass. 



Travers (Travis). Descendants of Henry 
Travers of London, Eng., and New- 
bury, Mass. Daniels. 1903. 147 
pages. Cloth. $3 . 50 

Treadwell. Thomas Treadwell of Ips- 
wich, Mass., and some of his de- 
scendants. Robbins. 1906. 26 pages. 

$1.25 

Trowbridge. The Trowbridge genealogy. 
History of the Trowbridge family in 
America. Trowbridge. 1908. 848 
pages. Cloth. $10.00 

Tucker. The Tucker genealogy. A rec- 
ord of Gilbert Ruggles and Evehna 
Christina (Snyder) Tucker, their 
ancestors and descendants. Morris. 
1901. 305 pages. Half mor. $6.00 

Vinton, The Vinton Memorial. Geneal- 
ogy of the descendants of John Vin- 
ton of Lynn, and allied families of 
Alden, Adams, Allen, Boylston, Faxon, 
French, Hayden, Holbrook, Mills, 
Niles, Penniman, Thayer, White, 
Richardson, Baldwin, Carpenter, Saf- 
ford, Putnam, and Green. Vinton. 
1858. 534 pages. Cloth. $7.50 

Walker. Samuel Walker of Woburn, 
Mass., and some of his descendants. 
Loring and Cutter. 1903. 9 pages. 

$0.50 

Ward, Ward family; descendants of Wil- 
liam Ward, who settled in Sudbury, 
Mass., in 1639. Ward. 1851. 265 
pages. Cloth. $2.00 

Ware. W^are genealogy: Robert Ware 
of Dedham, Mass., 1642-1699, and 
his lineal descendants. Ware. 1901. 
335 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

West. Francis West of Duxbury, Mass., 
and some of his descendants. Corn- 
wall. 1906. 14 pages. $0.75 

Whittier and Rolfe. Notes on the Eng- 
lish ancestry of the Whittier and 
Rolfe families of N. E. 1912. 14 
pages. $0.75 

Williams. The family of John Williams 
of Newbury and Haverhill, Mass. 
Wilhams. 1908. 10 pages. $0.50 

Wilmot. The Wilmot family of New 
Haven, Conn. Jacobus. 1904. 9 
pages. $0 . 50 

Wilson. Ancestry and descendants of 
Rev. John Wilson of Boston, Mass. 
Bartlett. 1907. 16 pages. $0.75 

Woodman. The Woodmans of Buxton, 
Me. Woodman. 1874. 125 pages. 
Cloth. $5.00 

Woods. The Woods family of Groton, 
Mass., a record of six generations. 
Woods. 1910. 39 pages. $1.00 



LOCAL HISTORY 

Braintree, Mass. Braintree, Mass., Pv,ec- 
ords, 1640-1793. Bates. 1886. 
940 pages. Cloth. $5.00 

Concord, Mass, Concord, Mass., Births, 
Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850. 
496 pages. Cloth. ^ S5.00 

Exeter, N. H. The Lincolnshire origin 
of some Exeter settlers, and the 
daughters of Balthazar Willix. San- 
born and Hall. 1914. 19 pages. 

$0.75 

Hampstead, N, H, Memorial History of 
Hampstead, N. H. Noyes. 1899. 

2 vols. Cloth. $10.00 
Marlborough, Mass. Colonial Records 

of Marlborough, Mass. Spalding. 
1909. 47 pages. $1.50 

Massachusetts. The Pioneers of Massa- 
chusetts. By Rev. Charles Henry 
Pope. An alphabetical compilation of 
genealogical data, gleaned from public 
and private records and other sources, 
both in England and New England, re- 
lating to the first settlers and founders 
of what is now the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, between the years 
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THE 
NEW ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL 

REGISTER 



OCTOBER, 1915 



WILLIAM ENDICOTT, A.M. 

By Julius Herbert Tuttle, Esq., of Dedham, Mass. 

William Endicott, the eldest child of William and Joanna Lovett 
(Rantoul) Endicott, was born at Beverly, Mass., 4 January 1828, and 
died in Boston 7 November 1914. He was seventh in descent from 
Governor John^ Endecott and his second wife, Elizabeth Gibson, 
through Zerubbabel,^ the younger son of the Governor, and his wife 
Mary, SamueP and Hannah (Felton), Samuel'* and Anna (Endecott), 
John^and Elizabeth M. (Jacobs), Robert^ and Mary (Holt), daughter 
of Rev. Nathan Holt of Dan vers, and William,^ his father. His 
mother was of Huguenot descent. Mr. Endicott inherited the sturdy 
traits of his ancestors, and lived to a good old age, eighty-eight years, 
which in the direct ancestral line was exceeded only by the age of his 
father, who died in February 1899, within two weeks of completing 
his hundredth year. 

Mr. Endicott's boyhood days were passed in his native town; and 
the strong ties of his youth and early manhood with that place were 
never broken, for he always supported loyally all matters of public 
interest and service there. He kept his summer home at Beverly; 
but from the late fifties he made his winter home in Boston, first at 
13 Pemberton Square in 1858 and 1859, then at 10 Mt. Vernon Street 
in 1860, and later at 32 Beacon Street. His life began at a time when 
the idea of an early apprenticeship was still dominant, and it was not 
unnatural that the boy of fourteen years should leave the schoolroom 
for the counter. It is said, too, that he was not rugged enough to 
undertake a college course. Therefore in January 1840, after gradu- 
ation at Beverly Academy, then under the principalship of Thomas 
Barnard West of Salem, young Endicott became a clerk with his 
father in Beverly in what was a typical general country store. His 
remarkable career in the dry-goods business and in the larger service 
to humanity began here with zealous interest and became his life 
work, only to be dropped in August 1910, in his eighty-fifth year, 
when he retired from the firm of C. F. Hovey and Company. 

Mr. Hovey, on his way from his home in Gloucester to Boston and 
back, had occasion often to have business dealings with the senior 
Endicott, and, being attracted to the alert and promising son of 
twenty years, took him in September 1846 as a clerk into his Boston 

TOL. LXIX, 19 



292 William Endicott [Oct. 

store at 15 Federal Street, the firm name being then Hovey, Williams 
& Company. Mr. Endicott's name first appeared in the Boston 
Directory of 1849 as at 13 Winter Street, then a residential section, 
whither the firm had moved when R. C. Greenleaf and John Chandler 
had become members. On 1 January 1851 Mr. Endicott was first 
advertised as a member, and later served with unusual skill and ability 
as the treasurer of the firm and manager of its finances, guiding it 
safely through the panics of 1857 and 1873. In 1854 its abode was 
changed to 33 Summer Street, where it has since remained. From 
his early experience in this connection he became identified with large 
moneyed interests and developed a natural ability for financial con- 
trol. His honesty, ability, remarkable foresight, and wise judgment, 
with his winning personality, gained the confidence of capital and of 
charitable and philanthropic interests. 

The Suffolk Savings Bank for Seamen and Others, recognizing Mr. 
Endicott's financial ability and his influence in the community, 
elected him a member of its corporation in 1859, a trustee in 1863, 
and one of the Board of Investment in 1875. He was raised to the 
office of vice-president in 1883, and promoted from that position to 
the presidency in 1885. From all these positions he resigned in 1900. 
He was also for many years a trustee of the Provident Institution for 
Savings. In the New England Trust Company he was a director for 
forty-one years, from 8 December 1870 until his resignation on 17 
January 1912, serving as chairman of the Board of Directors from 29 
June 1905 until he withdrew from the directorate. He was also 
president of the Company for twenty-six years, from 1 March 1879 
to 29 June 1905. 

He was sought for often as a candidate for public office, which he 
steadily declined, and also for membership in many organizations. 
During his seventy years of business life, he says in his '' Reminis- 
cences," more than half the time was given to other concerns. In his 
early life he took a quiet yet active part in political campaigns; but 
he had no liking for public life. He gave generously of his time and 
means to the great causes which enlisted his support. Through his 
interest in the larger freedom of commerce he became in 1855 an 
honorary member of the Cobden Club. In June 1856 he went as an 
alternate delegate to the first Republican convention in Philadelphia, 
which nominated Frem^ont for the Presidency. He was one of the 
group of men who gave their ardent support to the cause of freedom 
in Kansas. During the Civil War he gave much time and strength 
to the support of the Union cause, and responded promptly to the 
call of all emergencies. It was through the urgent insistence of such 
men as he that the credit of the Nation was saved by holding to 
its agreement to redeem its paper and bonds in gold. Governor 
Andrew turned to him often as a valued adviser. He was a founder 
and the treasurer of the New England Loyal Publication Society, the 
purpose of which was to influence public opinion in all loyal efl'orts to 
suppress the Rebellion, to strengthen the Government, and to abolish 
slavery. Its work was mainly in the North and West; and its in- 
fluence was exerted through the newspaper press by the publication 
each week of a broadside which was sent to several hundred news- 



1915] William Endicott 293 

papers, with permission to use the matter freely without giving its 
source. Here he gave a gratuitous service, with John M. Forbes as 
president, James B. Thayer as secretary, and Charles Eliot Norton 
as editor. In 1889 he departed from his former resolution not to hold 
public office, and accepted the appointment of the Governor to be a 
member of the Commission on State House Extension. The work, 
which lasted until 1906 before its completion, was highly creditable 
alike to the Commonwealth and to Mr. Endicott. 

After the close of the War Mr. Endicott foresaw the need of such 
an institution as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was 
deeply interested in the inception of the movement to establish it. 
He was one of the number named in the act of incorporation in 1866, 
served as its treasurer from 1866 to 1871, and stood firmly back of the 
Institute during its early struggle for existence. He not only gave 
largely of his own means, but he used his influence in leading others 
to give the needed financial help. The Institute is indebted to him 
for the increase of its funds by more than half a million of dollars; 
and the last evidence of his interest in it was a bequest of $25,000. 

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts counts Mr. Endicott among its 
greatest benefactors. His earnest support of its important work 
began with the initial steps in its organization, and continued with 
unabated interest until his resignation on 16 March 1907 from the 
Board of Trustees, on account of his advancing years. He was one 
of its incorporators on 4 February 1870, with Martin Brimmer and 
ten others; its treasurer, pro tempore, in 1888, 1894, and 1895; a 
member of its Finance Committee, 1889-1897; its president, 1896- 
1901; and chairman of the Committee on Land and Buildings, 1899- 
1902. His untiring efforts were a great factor in securing from time 
to time the needed financial support for the institution and in giving 
to the Museum the conditions which have led to its high standing, 
influence, and usefulness in the community. 

Mr. Endicott was warmly interested in the Perkins Institution and 
Massachusetts School for the Blind, of which he was a trustee from 
October 1888 to October 1911. He was a member of its Committee 
on Finance for nearly the same period, and was elected chairman of 
the Board of Trustees on 20 December 1909. 

On 2 May 1888 Mr. Endicott 's great services during the Civil War 
were recognized by his election as a member of the Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion, Massachusetts Commandery, in the Third Class 
(Civilian). Of this honored number, who were elected before 15 
April 1890, he was the last survivor. In this election he is recorded 
as ''a gentleman, who, in civil life, during the Rebelhon, was espe- 
cially distinguished for conspicuous and consistent loyalty, an earnest 
supporter by influence and means of all measures for the maintenance 
of the war and the preservation of the Union; a generous friend to 
the soldier; a most loyal citizen.'' 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society elected him a 
resident member on 1 June 1870, and he became a life member the same 
year. While he could not spare much time, he kept in touch with the 
Society's interests, and served as vice-president, 1887-1892, and as 
councillor, 1889-1892. He was one of the founders of The Massachu- 



294 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

setts Society, now The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, incorpo- 
rated 29 December 1892, and he took an interested part in its work. 
On 8 March 1906 he became a resident member of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society. The two valuable communications which 
he made to its Proceedings are his tribute to Charles Eliot Norton, in 
which he gives an account of the New England Loyal Publication 
Society and of Mr. Norton's service as editor, and his ''Reminiscences 
of Seventy-Five Years,'' a paper which gives a vivid and most inter- 
esting story of the affairs and the times of v/hich he was an intimate 
witness and a large part, carr^^ing the reader back to the thirties and 
over the span of a lifetime which saw most remarkable changes. 

In 1888 Harvard University conferred on Mr. Endicott the honorary 
degree of Master of Arts, as Williams College had done many years 
before, in 1868. 

Mr. Endicott was a Unitarian, and from hLs early Boston days and 
for more than fifty years was a member of King's Chapel. He was 
for a long time also treasurer of the permanent funds of the Boston 
Young Men's Christian Union. 

Mr. Endicott married, 31 March 1857, Mrs. Annie Thorndike 
(Rand) Nourse, daughter of Rev. Asa and Clarissa (Thorndike) Rand 
and widow of John Frederick Nourse. Her father was a graduate of 
Dartmouth, in the Class of 1806, and her motiier was a daughter of 
Capt. Nicholas Thorndike. Her first husband, John Frederick 
Nourse, who belonged to a Beverty family, was graduated at Yale in 
1843, and was principal of the Chapman School in Boston at the time 
of his sudden death from overwork, 17 January 1854. Mrs. Endicott 
died 29 February 1876. Mr. Endicott is survived by a son, William 
Endicott, A. B. (Harvard, 1887), whose rare devotion to his father 
made happy his declining years. 

Mr. Endicott 's memory will be cherished by all who knew him, by 
the institutions of which he was an inspiring member, and by the 
community which has benefited so largely by his devoted service to 
high ideals. 



EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF JAMES PARKER 

OF SHIRLEY, MASS. 

Transcribed by Mrs. Ethel Stanwood Bolton, A. B., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Continued from page 224] 

[1783, January] 

2 in ye afternoon I went to Town meeting Town Voted to Raise 300£ in 
Cash to Defray Charges Esq'* Erving others &c. at evening I went to 
Egertons, he had a fine Set Down 10 Copies Stayed Until 12 at Night 

28 the wddow or Hatha Reed went away from my house some Women at my 
house this Daj^ 

30 m3^ wife & Sally went to father Willards to Heare Preaching I took away 
Martha Reed's Child to Mr Pratts She came & took it away in y® after- 
noon. 

31 Ned M^^Lane came to git out my flax I Carried Ep™ Warrens wife some 
Necessaries of life. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 295 

[February] 

2 Mr Chaplin Preached here. 

8 Burkmar sent me a summons by Ab^ Prescott. 

20 Mr Whiteney & Mrs Whiteney at my House at Dinner in ye afternoon I 
went to John Davises & Spoke for a Bed Ticker & sheet for Warren's wife 
at night to Lem Pattersons & Drink tee. 

23 M'^ Livermore Preached here; News of Peace. 

26 in ye afternoon I went to Fletchers to Settle with him about the De- 
hougherty Farm 

27 the Price of things fell in Boston, salt & rum &c 

28 Ned and Ephraim Munjoy Came to Brake & Swingle flax for me. 

[March] 

19 I Run Some Spoons at Holdens. 

20 I sold a stack of Hay to Francis, J. Chaplin & Thos Wasson 

24 Peter Whealor at my House & his Brother. 

28 I Begun to Warn in my Town Rate which I Rcc^ yesterday Corneilus 
Davis had my Horse Down to Boston this week I took him from there 
this morning went to Walkers. 

29 I took two Horses to keep of Ch Perrins. 

[April] 

7 it was Training this Day Joshua Longley Called the Company together 
Gave them some flip, a Vendue at Sawtells of some Oxen & cows for 
Rates of Amos Atherton, the Dougherty farm Let. 

9 I sold Some Hay to James Campbell. 

14 I went to Joshua Longley s after his Rate from thence to Sawtells with 
his Cow there Sd Longley Paid me he moved off out of Shirley. 

15 I moved & Burnt a old Logue fence. Jonathan Davis & Lemuel Patter- 
son Moved off out of Shirley 

18 Elhs Bartlett went off to the Easterd ye 17 Day. 

19 Great movements this week in Shirley with Peoples moving out of Town 
& into Town. 

21 Lemuel Parker & Frost Came here & Got 500 of Hay for S^ Frost* & 
Kiliicutt 

22 Mf Pratt Hung a New Gate on ye hill. 

26 in ye Afternoon I went to Wildes to a funeral of J. Frost. 

[May] 

9 I layed some wall Killed some Cattlipilars in my Orchard sot out some 
Hops &c. 

10 I sot up a Piece of rail fence at my old Dam. 

16 Jam and my Oxen Helped Morris Galley J Plough. 
19 Jam & my Oxen helped the widow Jepp Plough. 

22 I went to Perrins after a Bull for Egerton, Perrin had a Cort with widow 
Davis this Day. 

29 I was Blooded in ye foot by Doc*'^ Hartwell I went to Sawtells in y® 
afternoon I had a Bad Headach. 

30 I took some Pills I worked all ye hill mending wall with Randall. Bick- 
nall & his son Begun to Clear for me on ye hill Longley's Side 

[June] 

3 I sent Hene§ & Rhoda to School to M'' Ivorys ye first of their going. 

• f^criptiire Frost. 

t Thomas Killicut, from Dunstable, N. H. 

t Morris Kelly married Relief Haskell and lived in Shirley Village. 

§ Henrietta Parker. 



296 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

17 Sam^i Dickenson came with Peter Stickney & Sam^i Patterson and 
Cleared 1 acre. 

[July] 

11 Ephraim Warren's wife Dyed^ 

12 In ye afternoon I went to y^ funeral of M^^ Warren 

14 in ye afternoon I Reaped Joseph Frost Helped me and Abra^ham Moors. 

15 I Reaped with 9 Hands viz M"^ Francis, Sam'i, J^ Campbell & his 2 Boys, 
Morris Kalley, Joseph Frost, & Abraham Moors; Abijah Frost § ye Day. 

[August] 

7 in ye afternoon I fired my Longley hill & a fine Burn & a fine Day for it. 

8 I cut Some Grass for seed went to Co^i Haskells I bought some things of 
a Pedlar. 

27 Sam^i Richardson Brought me a Writ for Sprague. 

[September] 

8 in ye afternoon Cap* Egerton Called his Company together M^ Solomon 
James came to my House to bye a Lot of Land of me in Templeton 

20 I went to Mitchel Retchards after eight — I went to Killicut Carried 
Some Shoes to be made &c. 

22 went to Training in ye afternoon Part of it we went to J Dickinson at 
evening. 

27 I Bought a Lot of Land of Israel Willard. 

29 at Night I helped Col^ Haskell Raise a Piece of a Potash 

30 I wrote a Deed of a Piece of Land I Bought of Israel Willard in Town- 
send. I went Round after Rates, I went to Sawtells & Paid him Ten 
Dollars which Capt Asa Holden sent for Isaac Williams; Col" Haskell 
Cap<^ Smith & Egerton & I took a Drink, Thos Kilhcut Made me a Pair of 
Shoes for my own foot I found Leather. 

[October] 

7 I went to Groton Muster, my wife went; a Great Number of People; 
Shirley Officers Dined at Lieut Lawrences I & others at Night we went to 
S^ Lawrences then Egerton Jonas & I & my wife went to Mothers & 
Stayed Until y^ next Day 

[November] 

16 Rebecah Little* was Published 
20 I Roled up Tobacco. 

24 Jam went to School to Cap* M^Leod at Night. 

[December] 

16 in ye afternoon was Town meeting Voted to raise some money 3 months 
Schooling, Letting out Mr Whitnej^s wood to Kalley, I went to Sawtells 
at Night Vendue the Widow Williams. 

18 Rebecah Little w^as married this Night. 

23 I went to Luneninburgh to Bathricks 

29 I went & Carried my Children to y^ School to C&p^ M^Leods the Town 
School Begun in ye afternoon 

[1784, January] 

3 went to Sawtells at Night I took a Warrant to warn Mr Chaplin & family 
out of Town 

8 I went to Francises at evening James Mills f 

9 Capt Job Shattuck Came to my House and Stayed all night 
26 I warned Mr Chaphn & his family out of Town 

28 I hear John Bolden went off Doct Longley Mare saddle. 

* She married Ephraim Jackson of Newton, Mass. Vide infra. 
t He married Ruth, the widow of Silas Davis. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 297 

30 I went to Sawtells at Evening & stoped Walkers sending me an Execu- 
tion, David Wilson Came Whome with me stayed all Night 

[February] 

1 I Carryed my wife to Jonas Parkers I went after M^^ Francis & M^^ Wliite- 
ney Jonas had a son* Born about Eleven Clock this Morning I stayed ye 
Greater Part of y® Day. 

4 Tho^ Peabodys wife was Buried. 

5 M^ Chase lay Dead at this time 

6 I went to the Funeral of M"* George Chase. 

8 I went to Meeting M^ Why preached a funeral sermon 

12 I went to Town Meeting Chose John Kallcy to meet the Convention at 

Cond.t 
14 I went to mill fetched 2| Bushels of Beans from John Pattersons John 

Solindine Left for me. 

[March] 

14 It rained some, a thin Meeting. 

15 I went to Israel Willards Shabeykin Bridge went off this Day. 
23 I cut & Drawed Ridors. 

31 A Frohc at Edgartons this night 

[April] 

5 at evening I went to Dick^ t Vendue Dehorty Farm. 

27 I went to Widow Chases Vendue I Bought a Dung fork 

28 Elizabeth Messer Spinning at my House 

[May] 

19 I went to Groton Cort my wife sent after me I came back at 4 OC^ my 
wife was Delivered of a Son about half after Ten in y^ Evening all things 
went well 

20 I went after Hitty Bathrick to Nurse &c I sold a Cow to Phippses wife 

23 I Carried out my boy & Called his Name David, Jonas Parkers wife 
helped. 

24 I ridored my wall Round my orchard. 

[June] 

10 Emme Cummings & Sibil Parker Came to my house 

21 Elizabeth Messer Came to work at my house last night 

23 I got some spike Poles to Raise the Bridge at Shabbykin. 

24 I went to help S^ Bridge. 

28 Mitchel Richards Jr helped me mow rake &c 

29 Old Mitchel helped me. 

[July] 

6 went to y^ Bridge Raising. 

14 Egerton's wife was Delivered this Night of a fine Girl§ 

20 James Mills reaped for me. 

24 My wife went to See Mother Willard sick. 

[August] 

1 No Preaching M"" Whitney had the CoUick. I went to see him 

2 Mr Pratt mowed for me 

[September] 

9 I went to Lecture & to Wallace Littles approbation Day. 

30 Sally was keeping School. 

* Phinehas Parker. 

t I.e., Concord. 

t James Dickinson's tavern. 

§ Abigail Egerton. 



298 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

[October] 

3 I went to Meeting J.[?] Fiske & Ezekiel Longley was published. 

12 I went to Rasing of Kallcey Bridge. 

13 I went to the Rasing of Kallcey Bridge I got John Kallcy a Gallon of 
Rum towards it 

14 Lemi Bicknell helped me Dige a Spring. 

[November] 

8 Jam was Sick Doc*'^ Hartwell gave him a Vomit Thos KilUcut came to 
make shoes at my house 

18 I took a Releas of M^ Pratts farm & Paid him about £18:2:2 Down 
27 I Paid Pratt 20 Dollars in Cash. 

[December] 

2 I carted Stone into ye Road Before Pratts Door 

4 I worked some at the Road by Pratt Door in ye afternoon I carried him a 
Load of Corn & Potatoes to his New Hooss 

7 I moved a load of goods for M^ Pratt Sam^ Parker Carried 2 loads they ail 
moved off this Day from this House to his Shop. I am 40 years old this 
Day. 

9 I worked round Pratts house fixing things. 
18 I Laved a Back in Pratt House. 

20 I Layed a Harth in Pratt House. 

25 I sleaded some wood at my Pratt House. 

[1785, January] 

4 I worked in Pratt Sellar all day. 

6 at night Egerton & I & our wives went to Jonas Parkers to supper had a 

Roste Goose. 
Ill worked Pratt Sellar I moved some things into S^ Pratt House. 
12 I moved into Pratts House with all my Family & the Greatest Part of 

our things 

15 I put up some shelves in my Pratt house. 
24 Mary Wallvcr married.* 

31 School Begun my Children to John Long kept at thee meeting house, 
Cap<^ M<^Leod at his 0"vvn House. 

[February] 

11 My Children went to School 

12 at night a Stranger, Wilder, Called at my house and Stayed all night 
Left his slead & Load a bad Storm. 

16 Jam went to School. 

18 I sleaded Wood for W^ Longley out of Tophet Swamp. 
24 I carried a Load of wood to the School. 

[March] 

13 Old Charles Ames was Buried, a Quaker. 
23 I went to Pratts and Paid him all off 

[April] 

9 no passing by my House with a Horse this monthf 

11 one Farr came to my house to hire. 

12 John Longley Moved to De^^ Ivorys. 
16 the Snow 2 feet Deep in some Places. 

20 I went to Vendue of Chase Farm at James Dickinsons it was bid off to 
Doc^^ Hartwell. 

* She married Jonathan King of Alstead, N. H. 
t On account of snow. 



1915] Diary 0/ James Parker 299 

25 W^ Longley Acknowledged a Deed to me Before Israel Hubart of Catte- 
conng 

27 A good Deal of snow on y^ ground. 

28 Asa Longley was Married this Day, Sal* went. 

[May] 

3 W^ Farr came and planted some Beans. 

11 Farr and family Came to my house. 

23 I went to the Funeral of Sam" Gould People not half Dun Planting some 
not Begun to Plough 

[June] 

17 we was in Boston Butter very Cheep, stayed all Night in Boston I 
Bought a Gold Necklace for my mother, a Patch for my wife, & a great 
number of other articles 

27 my Children Begun there school to Mrs Nuttingf 

[July] 

14 Ebenezer Pratt Jr came to work for me. 
22 Peter Stickney mowed on the hill 

[August] 

1 Killicut & Ritter mowed for me. 

29 I went to Groton Carried my Mother a gold Necklace 
31 Daniel Had the Cancar in y^ Mouth 

[September] 

15 [Boston.] I saw Johnson standing in y^ Pillory House I saw 6 men 
w^hiped & 2 women whiped 3 sot on y^ Gallos. 

20 Ant Hobbard & Ant Farwell at my House. 

24 the trees Blew Down in ye Road, Longleys Dam Brook. 

[October] 

14 in ye afternoon I went to y® funeral of Sam" Dickinson Child 

16 John Livermore was Buried. 

[November] 

5 I bought a shote of Thomas Smith. 

18 I put Some Glass into my Pratt House Layd Door Stone Farr wife & 
family went to Littleton 

[December] 

4 I lost my Kneebuckles. 

15 was thanksgiving Farr wife & Children at my House to Supper. 

16 a frolic at Doctr Hartwells of the young folks. 

29 Doc^'" Hartwell Brook a tooth for me at Evening Mr Whitney Doc*^^ 
Hartwell Dec^ Brown Jonas Parker & I and our wives went Egertons at 
Eveing 

[1786, January] 

10 Egerton & I went Down to Boston with a slay I carried some Butter & 

Beans we layd at Roxy 
111 was in Boston all Day 

12 I was in Boston untill Night Came to Rox^ 

13 we came whome. a Very Cold Day 

14 Henrietta went to Father Willard to sec Lovy 

19 I & Egerton & our wives went to Dunstable to Joseph Spaldings, stayed 
all Night the Next Day we Came whome by Levi & Phinehas & Mothers 
and so up through the Town whome. 

* Sally Parker. 

t "Dame Nutting," a huge woman, who taught school many years. 



300 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

21 Edmund Longley and wife at my house. 

24 in y^ afternoon I went to James Dickinson for Select"^^ 

25 At Night I went to James Dickinsons & Jonas Parkers to see about my 
keeping school 

26 I Began to keep school at the House by the Meeting House fine fair 
Pleasant Weather, Not well Doct^ Hartwell & wife at my House at evening 
Samuel Dickinson at my House. 

27 I at School. 

28 I Kept school all this Sattarday. 

30 I was keeping school. 

31 I was at School — Robbins at my House & Dn^i Francis & Nehemiah 
Esterbrook & Abel Phelps 

[February] 

I I at school Daniel Livermore Brook Flax for me. Farr Swingled. 

II I at school all this week every Day. 

13 I at school, I had a Great School 

18 I at school all this week 

22 Mr Whitney & Deacon Ivory, Egerton, John Longley at my house at 
evening ^ 

23 I rode to school Carried Naby & Daniel on my horse to School. 

24 I Changed a ^ Johannes for John Conn. 

25 I at school all Day 

28 I at school; Prescott Brought me a sommons Jonathan Farwell on an 
indorsed note of Sil^ Smith a fine fair Day and so the Month ended I at 
M^ Whiteneys & Egerton & our wives at evening had a rosted TURKEY 
for sup. 

[March] 
1 I at school 

3 I at school Jane Carried the child^ in the Slead. 
8 I at school 

10 I at school 40 or 50 scholars. 

14 I went to school, after school I went to Groton & Got Francis Champney, 
to fill me a writ against Silvanus Smith. 

15 I at school &c I gave Jonas Parker the WTit to serve on sd Smith. 
17 I at school, a Great many 

22 I finished my school 

23 John Parker came to my house stayed all night Pratt & his w^ife at my 
house this Night. 

[April] 

1 Pratt at my house & J. Dickinson Bought a Tee Table. I split rails. 
13 I went to John Patterson Jr raising of a house in y^ afternoon. 

29 I mended fence Farr helped me in y^ afternoon I went to help Egertons 
raise their forge Beam. 

[May] 

4 Jam ploughed west of my Old House. 
10 Mother WiUard at my House. 

III planted a piece of Corn west of my Old House. 

16 I went to Town Meeting I was Mod''. 

19 Jam & Farr Ploughed for Mr John Parker with my Team. 

24 Farr was Burning his Cole pit this Day. 

31 Jam went to Holdens & had his frolic; as fine a growing season as ever 
I saw in my life, all things well Blessed be God. 

[June] 

8 I & Little Harris Blooded 17 of my Cattle I Drove them to Pasture to 
Little Harrises I Paid him 2 B^ of Rye to keep them 16 Days in y^ after- 
noon I went to Sawtells Selectmens meeting 



1915] Diary of James Parker 301 

12 Lemii Bicknell came to work for me he howed Farrs Corn 
15 this Day John Parker moved to Shirley 

22 I had four hands mov/ing for me Josh^ Pierce Jam Cambell &c John 
Cambell & Farr I raked some 

[July] 

1 I took a Deed of 8 acres of Land of Pratt & Settled an Ex^^i I gave a B^*, 
Jonathan Hartwell Brought me a New Clock I let him have a Cow & Calf. 

8 I went to Little Harrises after my young Cattle 

10 I had 5 hands mowing this foorenoon in y^ afternoon they raked viz. 

Benja Priest Hez^ Patterson J^ Josh^ Pierce & Peter Atherton 
12 I went to James Clerks and so round. 

22 Little Harris Blooded my Colt and 2 fat Cows 

[August] 

3 I ploughed by y^ Old pound a New Piece &c 

9 Sally Begun her School. 

12 Lemuel Bicknells time was out with me this Day 

17 Ned & Ebenezer Pratt Came to Clear Brush. 

18 I Begun to sow west of my Old House. 

24 I Begun to sow a Piece of wheat at y® Pound 

28 Nicholas Patterson wife at my house I went to George Conn. 

[September] 

2 I fetched my Cattle from A^ Frostsf whome. 

6 a sturj among the people in regards of Inferior Corts &c. 

7 Mr Chaplin Begun to make wall for me on y^ hill Between Patterson & I. 
Ill went to Sawtells Nathan Smith marched some men to Concord In order 

to stop the Court Seting it rained hard this Night & 
12 Chief of ye Day I did but Little Work a number went to Concord. 

23 I put Joice & Layd a Chamber floor Pratts. 

26 I made a Bargain with Pratt for siths Town meeting this Day 

[October] 

3 Samii Davis Came to Lay up the Chimney in the old west rum of Pratts 

4 S^ Samii at work on y^ Chimney. 

7 Samii Davis finished the Chimney I tended & whitewashed the room 
21 I mended my Dam. 

25 One Conant preached some. 

[November] 

3 I went to Simon Holdins to see Pratts oxen in y^ Afternoon I went to Ned 
Richardses 

6 I worked at the fraim of the New School House by Simpson & others. 

7 I worked at S<^ School House & others 

8 we Raised S^ Fraim & had a Dispute. 

9 a fine training in y^ afternoon. 
Ill Dug some persnipes 

14 I helped Board the School house 

15 I carried 4 Bunches of shingle to the Schoolhouse Stimson put a fellow 
in my wheele 

16 I v/orked at the School house | Day. 

this 6 Day of Nov^ 1786 1 Sent 185 feet of slit work for the 

Use of the New School house £0:6:2 

I worked at fraiming 2\ Day 0:6:3 

14 I Boarded the Ruff of Sd Hoose 0:2:6 

* I.e., a'bond. 

t Abijah Frost. 

i The beginning of Shays's Rebellion. 



302 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

16 I worked ^ Day Cuting in Joice, lath^ 0:6:3 

for 4 Bunches of Shingle. 0:6:3 

25 Lem* Choaped wood at the Door his time out So he went home he worked 
for me 2 months wanting 6 Days paid him a pair of Britches 

27 A Stur in this place about Going to Cambridge Cort Kallcy & others 

28 a Very Cold Day Still a movement &c 

30 a Great Movement among the people Capt Job Shattuck Benja Page 
& Oliver Parker f took Last Night and Carried off to Boston Goal the 
people in arms & under arms Tremendous times in Deed. A Bloodey 
Day with Poor Job. 

[December] 

I I went to old M"" Joseph Priest after a weather & a ram. 
3 I at meeting Cold & Icy Old A^ Woods t Pub^ 

II Philemon Holden & Page Came along wee brook Down to ye Mills. 

20 About One o Clock in ye morning my wife sent out for the women and 
half an hour after six in the Morning she was Delivered of a Noble Daughter 
all things went on well Blessed be God for the same Jonas & Egerton 
assisted in Bringing the women. 

22 I worked at the school House Shirley. 

24 I carried out my Daughter I Called her Name Lydia Bowes &c. 

26 I worked 3| Days at the School hose. 

27 I worked | Day at the School house. 

[1787, January] 

1 I at the town Meeting to hear the Adress Red by Mr Whiteney. 

2 I at work att the School House. 

3 I went to Groton to see my Mother. 

6 I went to M^ Pratts & got 60 siths Left a Note I had against him for y® 

same I Let John Egerton have 15 lb of Steel to work I Bought a Tub of 

Mitchel Richards. 
14 I at Meeting \ ye Day Orders Came to Cap^ Egerton to Draugh 1 Ser* 

1 Corpi and Nine privates to go to Worcester to Defend the Cort. 
16 was a Meeting to Draught men. Dra^^ Nine viz Cori Davis, John Walker, 

\Vm Williams, W"i Conant, Ed Longley, Jon^ Davis, Moses Chaplin, R» 

Kindall, Ed Holdin &c 

22 I went to Nathan Willards & Carried Leather the Singing Master Came 
my Children went A Great Number of Men went to join Shays Army at 
Worcester. 

23 a Cold Day but Little News this Day. 

24 Jam Egerton at my house stories flying every way back & forth 

25 the Cort Seting at Worcester the people in Confusion 

27 I here Bad news from Camp this Day. 

28 I at Meeting -| Day James Dickinson from Shays army brought some 
letters 

30 I sent 9 Caggs Down by Egerton Newes Every way 

31 News flying every way these Days and the whole State in an Uproar 
Shays & Gen^i Lincoln & their men on the Move Back & forth it seems as 
if the people ware mad as they realy are Strange Times in Deed. 

[February] 

1 I went to the funeral of Betsey Bowes. 

2 I Carried 59 syths to Nathan Willards for him to Carry Up Country 

5 I went to Town meeting in Order to send a Pertition to the General Cort. 

6 News from every Quarter but not to be Depend^ on. 

* Lemuel Bicknell. ^ 1 . . 

t All were Groton men, and they were the leaders of Shays's Rebellion in this district. 
X Aaron Woods and Elizabeth Gates of Lancaster were published. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 303 

7 the men returning from Geni Shays army & he gone into ye New State 

8 I at the funeral of J. Pages Children. 

17 I Drawed a Great to the school. 

18 I at meeting \ ye Day fine singing this 18 Day of Feby 9 men taken out 
of Shirley of Shays party to Fitchburg viz. Phinehas Page, Jer^i Chaplin Jr, 
John & Jam Campbell, M^ Clerk, Ned Pratt, S^ Longley, Asa Smith, & all 
sworn & Gave Up their arms. 

20 Mr Whiteney & M^ Redfield & I went to Egertons to Dine & to Deacon 
Ivorys & Back to Egertons & spent the evening &c. 

23 I went to Jonas Parkers Egerton & Phelps & our wives & to the singing 
school. 

26 the school Begun in the New School House my Children went Govern- 
ment men Coming home Co^i Woods & others Mr Whiteney & Wallis 
Little at my house in y^ evening. 

27 Jam at school this week Shirley men Going Dayly to take the Oath of 
Alegiance & resigning Up their arms Men Enlisting for four Months for 
the soport of Government. 

[March] 

6 I went to Boston. Cold & good Sleading a great many Going to Swear 
to be true to Government from Shirley & other places. 

9 Jam at the singing school. 

13 I went to Francises & Paid the Messers Raits. 

14 I went to the funeral of Mrs Chase.* 

15 was a singing Lecture a great Number. 

21 it was the last Day of Shays party swearing. # 
26 mended some fence Between John Longley & my Pratt farm. 

28 M^ Redfield at my house we went to John Pattersons several of us. 

30 I went to Groton to hear Joshua Longley tryd by Wallace Little & Hart- 
wxU a Great Number of people & others &c the DoC Cleared, & Joshua 
not, the Justices suspended their Judgment for 3 weeks. 

[April] 

2 Moses Chaplin Came to live with me this Day. the Master Dismissed 
his singing School at James Dickinsons at eving Frank Champney & others 
from Groton & took a Number with a warrant for abusing Mr Little &c. 
I had 4 frames of chairs from N°. Smith 

20 Jam went to Town send with my team to move W™ Farr and Family 

23 I Let my house to Levi Farnsworth & garden. 

26 Levi Farnsworth & Family moved into my House. 

[May] 

2 John Longley taken with a warrant. 

7 I sold some hay to Todd, Longley & Davis. 

11 at night John Longley Jr at Cort for making money. 

19 I washed my sheep I went to Mr Pratts Joshua Longley took Mr Little 
with a warrant. 

29 I sold a cow to J. Henry.f 

[June] 

24 I at meeting a New Preacher. 

[July] 
7 I layed flax in my Pratt Barn hay. 
15 I at meeting McLeod joined the Chur^ 

[August] 
1 I finished mowing on the Pratt farm 

* Lucy (Wood) Chase, second wife of George Chase. 
t John Henry of Lunenburg, Mass. 






304 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

8 Daniel Francis went whome. 

9 Farnsworth helped his Farther. 
29 Capt Holden at my house to Dinner & Pratt it was Lecture I went to 

John Pattersons they run Horses & Drunk Flip 

[September] 
20 I went to George Henrys 
30' at evening I went to hear the Quakers and a number of others. 

[October] 

4 I went and helped Jonas Parker raise a Back Kitchen to his house. 

18 Jonathan Messer sent me 2 Barrels of Sider. 
29 I went to Warners & to Abel Phelps. 

[November] 

20 I went to Groton to Prize of some Cattle with Esq^ Ivory & Capt Brown. 

21 I went to Groton & to Prize off some fat Cattle Gen^i Henry Woods, 
Nathi Day & I stayed all night at my Mothers. 

23 We Prized 3 oxen more Came whome in y^ Rain, Thousands of wild 
Geese flying these Days. 

28 I went to Look of John Davises farm. 

[December] 

3 was ToTSTi meeting to see about the new Constitution & School House a 
great Difficulty about s^ School. 

10 this Day they Begun on John Parker took his Hogs & fouls &c. 

[1789,* January] 

1 at Evening M^ Whitney & others Came to my House Benj°i Egerton was 
Married to Sally Parker Deacon Ivory John Egerton Jonas Parker John 
Patterson John Walker & their wives at my house I 

8 my wife poorly this evening I fetched Mrs Holden to my house 

9 my wife was delivered of a son at the hour of ten o'clock in y^ Morning 
111 Carried out mj^ son I Called his Name L Moodyf 
16 I went to Groton to my Mothers Bancrofts &c 

19 Francis Dickinson at my house 

29 was Town meeting .... also we had a Vote to have more schooling. 

30 I agreed to keep the school. 

[February] 

2 I Begun to keep school at ye South End. 
7 all ye week at School. 

9 attending the School 

10 Jam Came home from the New Ipswich Academy 
12 Mj^ Daughter Egerton Moved away from my house Into a house Joseph 

Longley Built 
14 Keeping School all this week. 
21 I at School all this week. 
23 I at School Hen>' & my Children poorly bad Colds 

[March] 

3 I at School 

4 I went to Groton as an Evidence for John Parker or Syrus Marble against 
Wm Bancroft or Jephthah Richardson ni}^ wife went & Egerton and his 
wife & Henrietta & others. 

5 I at School. Wilson moved away to Mitchel House. 
9 I at School. 

* The almanac containing Parker's diary for 1788 has not been found, 
t Leonard Moody Parker. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 305 

10 I went to Cambridge Cort this Day to get a Bill of Cost against H. 
Coolidge. 

12 I got my action entered & came home in ye afternoon. 

16 I at School. 

18 I went to Mr Whiteneys after School Egerton Patterson Docf^ Hart well 
Deacon Brown Jonas Parker & Jennersons & our wives to eat rost Tur- 
key &c. 

20 Moody Emerson at my house. 

21 I at School all this week. N. Keazer* Paid me some. 

24 Levi Farnsworth & Family moved into my house 

25 I keeping School all this week. 

31 I finished my school I kept it Eight weeks I lost no more Time then 2 
Days in the Whole. 

[April] 

3 I went to James Dickinsons & round my Wilson [farm] with Dickinson. 

8 John Falls Came to live at mv house .... I went to David Bennetts 

12 No Preaching all Stayed at home, Elizabeth Messer Came to my house. 
21 I sowed & harrowed in some grass seed on my Wilson Farm Wm Bicknell 

marrcid. 

[May] 
110^ Sawtell Came to my 

27 I went to John Pattersons Daniel got his arm hurt 

[June] 

3 M"" Marshall Came to work on my barn Shead I worked with him 

5 Samuel Marshall & Charles Nichols Came to work on my Barn & Shead we 
worked &c Jenerson helped me 2 Days this week. 

6 We worked on y^ fraim I got Some Slit work from Longley mill Marshall 
vrent home. 

9 Mr Marchall & his boys went to raise David Ritters house I went Jest at 
night. 

13 we raised the end of my barn & my shead 

15 I went to John Pattersons raising 

16 Mills helped me. 

20 John Henry brought me some boards. 

23 in ye afternoon I went to Dea"^ Ivorys to hear a Lawsuit between John 
Patterson & John Holden, a Number to hear. 

24 I worked at the highways by y® clay pits 

25 I worked at the highways by McLeod hill, Hazen & others 

30 Marshall & I fraimed me a Little house & raised it 

[July] 

3 Marshall and Charles Begun to Shingle 

6 Marshall Sam^i & Charles went to John Patterson to Shingle his Barn. 

I went to Warners after a piece of Green Cloth. 
9 Marshall Sam'i ^ Charles Nichols Came to work for me Boarding & 

Shingling my barn & Shead. I worked with them. 

11 Sam'i made a Cheese room Charles worked on my Little house. 

[August] 

3 I building a Stone bridge by my barn. 

4 I undorpined my Shead 

13 the Children went to School to Molly Harkness 
24 I took my Stcars from Bicknell or Hildrcth 

28 John went to Lancaster with Forture wife. 

31 I let 12 sheep to Benj"^ Bailey. 

* Nathaniel Kezar of North Shirley. 



306 Diary of James Parker [Oct. 

[September] 

5 I had a new wheal of Nathan Smith. 

24 I worked turning the rod* by Pratts pound piece & others 

[October] 

5 I worked at the rode between my house and the uper Gate & round my 
Door 

12 I layd some wall Boose Whiteneyf at my house 

13 Jam & Lovey Sot off' for New Ipswich to the Exhibition 

23 Pratts Doge killed a sheep for me. 

30 At night my Daughter Egerton sent after the women <Src 

31 She poorly I went their &c. Capt M^'LeodJ Dyed this Morning. 

[November] 

1 I was at Benjamin Egertons his wife Poorly all Day Delivered of a Son 
half past 8 o clock in y^ evening by Docf^ Haskell all returned home. 

2 I went to the funeral of M^Leod then To^vn meeting. 

11 I shingled my Little house. 

12 I layd the Sleepers in my Leantor Davis Cleaned my Clock. 

21 Deacon Ivory Dyed this Day. 

22 at Night I watched at Deacon Ivory's John Egerton with me. 

24 I went to the funeral of S^ Ivory the bearers Pierce, Patterson, Holden, 
Hazen, I, & Brown, Longley, & Egerton. 

26 Was Thanksgiving throgh the Union I at meeting Benj Egerton, Booze 
Whiteney & Edmund Longley at Sup. 

29 I at meeting I was purpounded to Own the Covt & j° ye Ch^. John Falls 
very poorly & Sick 

30 I went to John Campbells Carried a Web. Mr Whiteney & wife at my 
house & Esqr§ & wife. Jolm Falls went away. 

[December] 

1 Little Harris Brought me a Hat. 

7 John Falls Came back. My Little Shote run away. 
10 Lydia & Betsy Whitney at my house. 

13 I at meeting I & my wife Joined 3^e Church. 

14 John Falls sot off for Dublin I settled all off. 

15 I went to Pattersons to hear the Court betwen M^ Little & Ritter 
21 I went to Col° Haskells to y^ Potash meeting a number there. 

29 Mr John Parker Came to make shoes at my house. 

[1790, January] 

13 I went to ye North End of Shu-ley 

18 I went to See Isaac SoUindoyne at J Ly|| 

21 Bows Whitney & others Scholars at my house 

23 I went to Look of C. Perrins Ministeral Land and then to S<^ Perrins & 
Bathricks & round &c 

[February] 

2 I at Longleys at an arbatration between Groton & Shirley Consirning 
James Hartwell. 

7 I at meeting Lydia Walker PublishedlF 

8 I went to see Jonas Parker sick \ni\\ the measles. 

* The road. 

t Nicholas Bowes Whitney. 

j David McLeod. 

§ "Esquire" Thomas Whitney, son of Rev. Phinehas. 

II Probably Joshua Longley. 

^ She was married to Caleb Hunt of Stoddard, N. H. 



1915] Diary of James Parker 307 

9 I settled with Nathan Adams Jam & Lovey Hen^ & others went to Cap* 
Hazens 

26 I went to Jonas Parkers sick Child, 

27 I went to Jonas Parkers his Child better. 

[March] 

1 A young Company at my house this evening 

5 Rhoda sick with the Measles. 

9 Benj" Egerton sick with the Measles 

15 I was at Pattersons I wrote a Deed for Perrin & Patterson of Land 

At Evening I went to Bathricks and setteled an Execution for Doct^ Phine- 

has Longley all off. 
19 I went to the funeral of Israel Willards Child. My Children five of them 

sick with the measles 

[April] 

2 Jam at School 

6 I Carried timber to Gowing for Cart & wheals. 

18 A Considerable snow this night. 

19 I worked about the loom, Mills Came to weave 

20 I went to the funeral of David Bicknell 

28 a great snow & Cold. Marble* at my house. 

29 I went to Lecture and to the funeral of Deacon Joseph Brown's wife. 

[May] 

2 I at Meeting it was Sacrament Day I went to the funeral of Abijah Frost, 

I attended as a Barreror 
15 I let a Cow to E^" Gowing.f 
19 I let a Cow to Daniel Woodbury. 

[June] 

1 I layd wall in y® Lain. 

9 I went to the funeral of Edmund Longley 

18 I Begun to plough my old Field Lovey at Hazens 

19 1 Bought a Dozen of scythes of E^ Pratt J^ I sold them to Aron Woodbury 
& took his Note. 

[July] 
29 I reaped with 4 hands at home, Jam & John Mills & John Parker. 

[August] 

23 I fetched my oxen from Wilson Farm. I Begun to Cross plough my 
orchard David helped | Day. 

[September] 

2 I at Trooping & Training at Pratts 

3 was Lecture in Order to Chuse a Deacon we made Choice of M'' John Hale.J 
22 I went to the funeral of Old M'" Hazen. § 

[October] 

1 I went to Muster at Lancaster a great number of people there. 

2 I went round with Jonas to see his land 

4 it was our fall meeting I bought £2008 of Old Continental Money that 
belonged to y® Town M^ Whiteney & John Patterson Jr bought about £150 

18 I at meeting Mother Came to Shirley meeting & Releaf Parker with her, 
Benj^ Carried out his Boy his Name Benj'^ 

• Cyrus Marble of Westford. 

t Ebenezer Gowing. 

X John Hcald. 

§ Samuel Hazen, the first of the name in Shirley. He came from Rowley. 

VOL. LXIX. 20 



308 Friends' Records at Vassalhorough, Me. [Oct. 

28 I went to the Funeral of old Mr John Page 

29 Sally Gaffell* at my house & others 

[November] 

10 I went to mUls I settled with Israel W^j I took a Deed of S^ Willard. 
19 I plastered my Sellar. 

[December] 

1 I fetched 7 sheep from Jacob Swears 

7 I went to Fitchburgh with M^ Whiteney to Prize Cattle. 

10 Francis helped me kill my fat Cow I went to y® Mills. 

Ill went to Aaron Woodbrees. 

25 Benj^ Egerton made my tongs 

29 I went to Woodbury, & so round by Westons & Adamses & Eb'^ Smiths. 

[To be continued] 



RECORDS OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 
AT VASSALBOROUGH, ME. 

Communicated by Hon. Henry Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

[Concluded from page 274] 
[Names of Members, Concluded] 

[68] 

Thomas B. Nichols. 

Rachel B. Nichols (his wife), Cert. fr. Bolton Mo. M. 29, 11 mo., 1841. Died 
Vassalboro, 11, 1 mo., 1901. A Minister aged 88 years. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

David H. Nichols, b. 21, 7 mo., 1842. Died Vassalboro, 16, 

11 mo., 1865. 
Ruthanna H. Nichols, " 31, 12 mo., 1848. Married Franli Wash- 
burn, not a member. 

Moses S. Varney, died 15, 8 mo., 1855. 
Mary W. Varney (his wife), died 5, 9 mo., 1849. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

John Henry Varney, b. 

David Gurney Varney, " 25, 1 mo., 1841. 

Charles Nichols Varney, " 1, 2 mo., 1843. Died Vassalboro, 3, 

5 mo., 1847. 
Greenleaf Weld Varney, " 8, 7 mo., 1844. Died Vassalboro, 23, 

4 mo., 1847. 
Moses Alden Varney, '' 31, 1 mo., 1846. 

Mary Margaret Varney, " 2, 3 mo., 1849. Died Vassalboro, 8, 

8 m.o., 1851. 

George R. Buffum, married Lydia Taber. 

Lydia Buffum (his wife), dau. Barnabas & Lydia Taber (see page 15). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Mary T. Buffum, b. 7, 7 mo., 1837. 

William T. Buffum, " 3, 11 mo., 1838. 

John Buffum, " 28, 12 mo., 1840. 

* Garfield. 

t Israel Willard. 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughj Me, 309 

[69] 

Daniel T. Pratt. 

Mary V. Pratt (his wife). Rec'd by request. Died Vassalboro, 17, 5 mo., 
1895. 
Children. 
Nathan Pratt, b. Fairfield, 7, 9 mo., 1837. Died 

8, 9 mo., 1839. 
Phebe Gary Pratt, " St. Albans, 24, 6 mo., 1840. 

Isaac Gary Pratt, " Vassalboro, 22, 10 mo., 1841. 

Anna Maria Bailey Pratt, '' " 14, 10 mo., 1843. Died 

29, 12 mo., 1847. 
John Taber Pratt, " " 22, 12 mo., 1844. 

Alonzo Rufus Pratt, " " 14, 5 mo., 1847. 

Abby Anna Pratt, " - " 11, 3 mo., 1851. 

Charles 0. Pinkham, married Anstress Hobby. Died 23, 1 mo., 1872, aged 

52 yrs. 4 mos. 
Anstress G. Pinkham (his wife), dau. John & Phebe Hobby (see page 45), 
died 12, 10 mo., 1862. 
Children [b. Winslow]. 
Allen Gardner Pinkham, b. 28, 7 mo., 1848. Died 11, 10 mo., 

1848. 
Edward Everett Pinkham la 30 8 mo 1850 
Charles Sumner Pinkham j ' '' 

John Howard Pinkham, " 15, 2 mo., 1853. 
Alfred Tennyson Pinkham, " 11, 4 mo., 1855. 
Henry Wilson Pinkham, '' 7, 8 mo., 1857. Died 8 mo., 1857. 

[70] 
Franklin B. Dunham » 

Anna Dunham (his wife). Cert. fr. Dover Mo. M., 26, 9 mo., 1838. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Charles H. Dunham, b. 17, 5 mo., 1839. 

Olive T. Dunham, '' 18, 2 mo., 1841. 

Edgar M. Dunham, " 30, 4 mo., 1843. 

Anna E. Dunham, " 18, 4 mo., 1845. Married Edmund 

Prescott not a member. 
George F. Dunham, " 3, 3 mo., 1847. Died 7 mo., 1872. 

Walter Scott Dunham, " 8, 11 mo., 1849. 
Mary R. Dunham, " 29, 1 mo., 1852. 

Ellen M. Dunham, 

Joseph Maxfield, Cert. fr. Windham Mo. M., 24, 1 mo., 1851. 
Mary A. Maxfield (his wife), do. 

Children. 

Cyrus E. Maxfield, Cert. fr. Windham Mo. M., 24, 1 mo., 1851. Died 

3, 9 mo., 1855. 
Sybil D. Maxfield, b. Vassalboro, 3, 1 mo., 1853. 
Cyrus E. Maxfield, " '' 4, 7 mo., 1855. 

Charles A. Maxfield, " " 11, 2 mo., 1858. 

Herbert N. Maxfield, " " 29, 7 mo., 1860. 

Two children received by Cert, from Windham with parents not recorded 
on opposite page, viz: — Jesse S. and Louisa R. 

[71] 
Nathan C. Bailey, died Winslow, 5, 2 mo., 1898. Buried at E. Vassalboro. 
Lydia D. Bailey (his wife). 

Children [b. Winslow]. , 

Ebenezer C. Bailey, b. 17, 3 mo., 1850. 



310 Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, [Oct. 

Phebe Anna D. Bailey, '' 13, 12 mo., 1852. 
Lydia Jane Bailey, " 8, 6 mo., 1855. 
John Herbert Bailey, " 30, 11 mo., 1857. 

Charles B. Gates, son Edmund & Anna (see page 47). 
Margaret B. Gates (his wife), Cert. fr. R. I. Mo. M., 24, 6 mo., 1847. 
Children [b. Vassalboroj. 

Charles E. Gates, b. 2, 4 mo., 1848. Married Anna Livermore. 

David B. Gates, '' 30, 6 mo., 1850. 

Abraham B. Gates, " 12, 5 mo., 1854. Cert, to MiimeapoHs, 

Minn. 

Edward E. Gates, " 12, 9 mo., 1860. 

Horace G. Gates, " 22, 5 mo., 1863. 

Alton M. Gates. 

Levi Varney, Cert, from Sidney Mo. M., 18, 3 mo., 1847. 
Sarah Varney (his wife), dau. John & Tabitha Cartland (see page 34), died 
Winslow, 22, 12 mo., 1853. 
Allen Varney, son of Levi Varney & a former wife, d. Winslow, 22, 1 

mo., 1886. 
Charles Cartland Varney, son Levi & Sarah, Cert, to Limington, 20, 

1 mo., 1868. 
Wm. Bowman Varney, " " ** " Died in Winslow. 
AU of the above five were cert, from Sidney Monthly Meeting, 18, 3 mo., 
1847. 

[72] 
Jonathan Estes, Jr. 

Eunice W. Estes (his wife), died 13, 7 mo., 1852. 
Child. ^ 

Eunice W. Estes, b. 4, 5 mo., 1852. 
Julia A. W. Estes, 2nd wife of Jonathan. 

Children of Jonathan & Julia Estes [b. Vassaiboro]. 
Mahlon D. Estes, b. 10, 6 mo., 1858. 

Melvin W. Estes, " 27, 11 mo., 1859. Died 13, 5 mo., 1860. 

Joseph Stanley Estes, *' 13, 5 mo., 1861. 
Frances H. Estes, *' 9, 4 mo., 1864. 

Wilbur A. Estes, '' 22, 2 mo., 1869. Ret. by Cert. fr. Maple 

Grove 19, 4 mo., 1898. Married Julia Brown. Cert, to R. I. Mo. 
M., 14, 11 mo., 1899. Returned to us from R. I. Mo. M. by cer- 
ficate. 

Joseph Estes, Cert, from China, 14, 9 mo., 1847. Died Vassaiboro, 9, 3 mo., 
1868. 

Sybil D. Estes (his wife). Cert, from China, 14, 9 mo., 1847. Died Vassai- 
boro, 4, 4 mo., 1895. 

Henry Goddard, died E. Vassaiboro, 2, 10 mo., 1875. 
Sarah W. Goddard (his wife). Cert, from China Mo. M., 16, 11 mo., 1847. 
Children [b. Vassaiboro]. 
Ann Maria Goddard, b. 3, 10 mo., 1848. Died 3, 6 mo., 1849. 
Lucy Maria Goddard, '' 16, 11 mo., 1850. 
Mary Ellen Goddard, '* 1, 11 mo., 1851. 
Phebe Etta Goddard, 21, 1 mo., 1858. Died 1, 5 mo., 1859. 
Herbert Henry W. Goddard, b. 14, 8 mo., 1866. Married Emma F. 
Rollins. Released by Cert, to Uxbridge, Mass., 15, 2 mo., 1898, 
with his wife (see page 82). 

[73] 

James Pope. 

Phebe W. Pope (his wife), died 12, 9 mo., 1854. 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughj Me, 811 

Content W. Pope (2nd wife), died & buried E. Vassalboro, 25, 3 mo., 1888. 
Edward W. Pope, b. Vassalboro, 11, 9 mo., 1858. 

Gilbert Aldrich, died Vassalboro, 13, 12 mo., 1889. 

Eliza T. Aldrich (his wife), dau. Paul & Elizabeth Taber (see page 49), died 
Vassalboro, 6, 4 mo., 1857. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Ehzabeth T. Aldrich, b. 30, 7 mo., 1855. Died Vassalboro, 29, 9 

mo., 1856. 
EHza J. Aldrich, " 15, 3 mo., 1857. Married Chas. Robbins, 

Gard[iner], not a member. 
Syrene B. Aldrich (2nd wife of Gilbert), died Vassalboro, 18, 6 mo., 1886. 

Charles Dudley. 
Adeline Dudley (his wife). 
Child. 

Florence Maria Dudley, b. Vassalboro, 23, 6 mo., 1855. Died, 1873. 

Also Eldana died 24, 11 mo., 1878. 

Stephen Nichols, 2nd, Cert. fr. Berwick Mo. M., 27, 12 mo., 1838. Cert to 

Litchfield, 7 mo., 1870. 
Hannah Nichols (his wife). Cert. fr. Berwick Mo. M. 
Children [b. Berwick, except Harriet Maria]. 
Samuel Nichols, b. 23, 3 mo., 1826. Cert. fr. Berwick Mo. M. 

Died 13, 10 mo., 1829. 
Phebe Nichols, " 23, 8 mo., 1827. Cert. fr. Berwick Mo. M. 

Died 8, 1 mo., 1854. 
Joseph B. Nichols, " 9, 4 mo., 1829. Cert. fr. Berwick Mo. M. 
Mary C. Nichols, " 2, 2 mo., 1831. '' " " " " 
Samuel B. Nichols, " 7, 12 mo., 1832. ^ " " " " '' 

Died Winslow, 11, 6 mo., 1856. 

[74] 

Hannah Elizabeth Nichols, b. 11, 12 mo., 1835. Cert. fr. Berwick 

Mo. M., 27, 12 mo., 1838. 
Ann Elmira Nichols, ", 4, 1 mo., 1838. Cert. fr. Berwick 

Mo. M., 27, 12 mo., 1838. Married 
Charles W. Goddard. 
Harriet Maria Nichols, " Winslow, 29, 3 mo., 1846. Died 

Winslow, 9, 8 mo., 1847. 

Stephen N. Taber, son Daniel & Rebecca (see page 51). 
Mary E. Taber (his wife), dau. Hezekiak & Rebecca Pope (see page 59). 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 
Alfred H. Taber, b. 29, 10 mo., 1856. Married Abbie M. Weeks, 

4, 8 mo., 1881. 
Alice R. Taber, " 20, 2 mo., 1859. Married Lindsey S. Jones, 

China. Cert, to China Mo. Meet. 
, Maria W. Taber, " 14, 10 mo., 1861. Married Samuel Taber, 

N. Y. Cert, to 1888. 

FrankHn D. Taber, '* 19, 2 mo., 1865. Married Lizzie Hutton not 

a member. 
Charles W. Goddard. 

Elmira A. Goddard (his wife), dau. Stephen & Hannah Nichols (see same page). 
ChHd. ^ 
Calvin Alvano Goddard, b. Winslow, 23, 9 mo., 1863. 

Samuel Foster, died 28, 10 mo., 1866. 
Mary C. Foster (his wife). Cert, to Salem. 

Charles C. Winslow. 

Lusanna C. Winslow (his wife), dau. Isaiah and Mary Frye (see page 54). 



312 Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, [Oct. 

Child. 
Edith Lenora Winslow, b. 7, 4 mo., 1862. 

Samuel S. Taber, Received by request, 1 mo., 1886. (See above in Stephen 
N.'s family). 2nd wife Maria W. Taber, Cert, to 1888. 

Leon Irving Taber, son Samuel & Maria W., Cert, to 1888. 

[75] 
Stephen Nichols. 
Louisa J. Nichols (his wife). 
Children [b. Winslow]. 
John Edward Nichols, b. 6, 7 mo., 1854. 
Sarah Louise Nichols, " 29, 2 mo., 1856. 
Annie May Nichols, " 29, 1 mo., 1871. 

Wm. H. Nichols, " 14, 8 mo., 1872. 

Henry Taber (see page 51), son Daniel and Rebecca Taber. Cert. fr. Unity 
Mo. M., 17, 1 mo., 1850. Married Eunice S. Wing, 22, 5 mo., 
1845; Lavinia J. Weeks, 14, 3 mo., 1871. Cert, to Unity Mo. 
M., 16, 12 mo., 1846. Returned again, see opposite page. Died 
Vassalboro, 24, 2 mo., 1907. 
Eunice S. Taber (his wife), dau. Stephen & Rebecca Wing. Cert. fr. Unity 
Mo. M., 17, 1 mo., 1850. Died Vassalboro, 17, 7 mo., 1869. 
Children. 

Horace M. Taber, b. Albion, 23, 7 mo., 1847. Married Emily 

Atwood. Released to join another church. 
Annie M. Taber, '* Manchester, 12, 8 mo., 1851. 
Chas. S. Taber, " Vassalboro, 8, 7 mo., 1854. 

Joseph H. Cole (see page 15). Died Vassalboro, 25, 5 mo., 1875, aged 71 yr. 

8 mo. 15 days. 
Fanny Cole (his wife), died Vassalboro, 10, 8 mo., 1873, aged 66 yr., 11 mos. 

26 days. 

Charles H. Pope. Two eldest children not birthright members. 
Angelia Pope (his wife), Rec'd by request. Died Vassalboro, 1, 1 mo., 1889. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Ella Rebecca Pope, b. 12, 5 mo., 1872. 

Samuel Marden Pope, " 12, 12 mo., 1874. Died Vassalboro, 1893. 
Letitia Pope (2nd wife of Chas. H.), Cert. fr. China Mo. M. 

[76] 

George H. Pope, son Hezekiah and Rebecca Pope (see page 59). Married 

Lizzie Sibley, Clara Towle 2nd wife, 17, 3 mo., 1897. Eldest son not 

birthright member. 

Lizzie F. Pope (his wife), Rec'd by request. Died Vassalboro, 9, 8 mo., 1895. 

Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Walter Henry Pope, b. 11, 3 mo., 1873. Died Vassalboro, 11, 1 

mo., 1897. Buried at E. Vassalboro. 
Arthur Wilson Pope, '' 12, 2 mo., 1875. 

Edward J. Weeks, son Wm. and Lavinia J. (see page 65). 
Anna P. Weeks (his wife), dau. Benjamin and Bethiah Goddard (see page 62). 
Children. 

Wilham B. Weeks, 

Edward H. Weeks, 

Laura L. Weeks, 

Russell H. Weeks, 

Carl Goddard Weeks, 

Charles E. Estes, son Thomas and Phebe (see page 55). Released by request 
(Asked for letter to M. E. Church, Waterville, with wife and eldest 
daughter Ada Ella). 



b. 


Vassalboro, 29, 


1 mo., 1870. 


(( 


8, 


6 mo., 1871. 


11 


Providence, R. L, 28, 


6 m.o., 1875. 


11 


27, 


8 mo., 1882. 


it 


'' 12, 


11 mo., 1885. 



1915] Friends' Records at Vassalhorough^ Me, 313 

H. Melvina C. Estes (his wife), dau. Henry and Melvina Gary. Released by 
request. 
Children. 
Elwyn Albert Estes, b. Vassalboro, 21, 9 mo., 1860. Died 

Waterville, 17, 9 mo., 1877. 
Ada Ella Estes, " " 7, 7 mo., 1862. Released 

by request. 
Winnona Hannah Estes, '^ " 5, 5 mo., 1864. Died 

Waterville, 16, 2 mo., 1881. 
Iva LHlian Estes, " 28, 6 mo., 1866. 

Charles Edwin Estes, " 13, 1 mo., 1873. 

[77] 

Daniel Smiley, Jr., son Daniel and Dorcas, (see page 48). 
Effie F. Smiley (his wife), b. Rockland, 11, 7 mo., 1858. Cert, from Salem 
Mo. M., 5 mo., 1882. 
Children. ♦ 

Albert K. Smiley, 2nd, b. 8, 8 mo., 1883. 
Hugh Smiley, _ '' 3, 2 mo., 1886. 

Francis Gerow Smiley. 
Daniel Smiley, Jr. Died 23, 3 mo., 1891. 

Timothy Robinson, Cert. fr. Dover Mo. M., 26, 3 mo., 1845. Died Vassal- 
boro, 11, 7 mo., 1859. 
Elizabeth Robinson (his wife), dau. Bartholomew and Elizabeth Taber (see 
page 1), Cert. fr. Dover Mo. M.. 26, 3 mo., 1845. Died Vassal- 
^ boro, 2, 8 mo., 1870. 
Children of Timothy and Elizabeth Robinson. 

Mary Robinson, Cert. fr. Dover Mo. M., 23, 7 mo., 1845. Died 

Vassalboro, 30, 1 mo., 1848. 
Stephen Robinson, Died Vassalboro, 12, 10 mo., 1876. 
Lydia T. Robinson, Cert. fr. Dover Mo. M., 15, 4 mo., 1846. 

[78] 

John A. Frye, Released by his own request 14, 11 mo., 1899. 
Anna Frye (his wife), died Vassalboro, 27, 11 mo., 1890. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

Gertrude E. Frye, b. 15, 4 mo., 1873. Cert, to Winthrop Mo. 

M., 19, 11 mo., 1895. 
Mary Elma Frye, '' 24, 12 mo., 1870. 
Lizzie Alice Frye, '' 6, 12 mo., 1880. 

Alfred H. Taber, son Stephen and Mary E. (see page 74). Cert, to Prov. 

Mo. Meet., 17, 11 mo., 1896. 
Abbie M. Taber (his wife), dau. Wm. & Lavinia J. Weeks (see page 65), Cert. 
to Prov. Mo. Meet., 17, 11 mo., 1896. 
Children [b. Providence, R. I.] 

Mabel Taber, b. 4, 8 mo., 1885. Died Prov., 10, 8 mo., 

1885. 
Jessie Maud Taber, '' 13, 10 mo., 1886. Cert, to Prov. Mo. M., 

17, 11 mo., 1896. 
Howard Alfred Taber, " 9, 6 mo., 1889. do. 
Norman Stephen Taber, *' 3, 9 mo., 1891. do. 

[79] 

James M. Estes, son John and Mary A. By Cert, to Newport Mo. M., 17, 

11 mo., 1896. 
Exalina Estes (his wife), Cert. fr. 1886. do. 

Children. 
Louisa Estes, do. 



314 Friends' Records at Vassalboroughj Me, [Oct. 

Ralph C. Estes, b. Vassalboro, 1, 8 mo., 1887. Died 5 mo., 

1891. 
Cyrus Albert Estes, " Hallowell, 8, 9 mo., 1895. By Cert, to 

Newport Mo. M., 17, 11 mo., 1896. 

Edward W. Pope (see page 73), son James and Content. 
Edith J. Pope, Cert from China Mo. M. 

Children [b. East Vassalboro]. 

Fred Pope, b. 28, 5 mo., 1890. 

Marion Dora Pope, " 10, 4 mo., 1894. 

[80] 

Jedediah Jepson, Cert. fr. Unity Mo. M., 13, 7 mo., 1840. Died North 

Vassalboro, 1883. 
Rebecca Jepson (his wife). Cert. fr. Unity as above. Died North Vassalboro, 
^ 1890. 
Children. 
George Jepson, Cert. fr. Unity as above. Released by request be- 
cause of uniting with another church. 
Charles Henry Jepson, Cert. fr. Unity as above. Died Vassalboro, 

15, 1 mo., 1899. 
Lydia Austin, dau. Ebenezer & Phebe Austin, died 

Daniel Ayer, Rec'd by request, 1876. Died Vassalboro, 4, 7 mo., 1890. 
Emily G. Ayer (his wife), dau. Wm. & Rachel Gilford. Died Vassalboro, 
31, 4 mo., 1885. 

Elijah Cook. ^ ^ 1 Rec'd by Cert, from St. Albans Mo. M., 23, 12 mo., 
Judith Cook (his wife). J 1845, also their eight children named below. 
Children. 
Albert Cook. 
Almira P. Cook, married Henry Jepson. Cert, to China Mo. M., 16, 

1 mo., 1850. 
Sarah Jane Cook, ** Silas F. Jepson. Cert, to China Mo. M., 

17, 10 mo., 1849. 
Rachel Cook. 
John M. Cook. 
Elijah Cook, Jr. Cert, to Scipio Mo. M., N. Y., 29, 12 mo., 1899. 

Returned and died in Vas., 29, 12 mo., 1899 [sic], see p. 89. 
Ebenezer, changed to George D. Cook. 
Edward Hanson Cook. 

Etta S. Gates, wife of Wm. H., Rec'd by request. 

[81] 
J. Martin Kitchen, Requested & rec'd. Died E. Vassalboro, 1, 4 mo., 1892. 
Harriet Kitchen, " " '' 

George H. Gates, Rec'd by request, 15, 3 mo., 1892, 

F. Louise Gates (his wife), " " '' 

Charles E. Gates, died E. Vassalboro, 2 mo., 1905. 

Annie Gates, his wife, dau. of George Livermore, Rec'd by request, 17, 5 mo., 
1892. 

Wm. D. Dole, Rec'd by request. Cert, to Falmouth, 4 mo., 1905. 
L. Maria Dole (his wife), Rec'd by request. 

John Estes, 3d, died 

Mary A. Estes (his wife), died Mass., 17, 5 mo., 1905. Interred in Vas. 
Children. 

Cyrus Estes, died 

Simeon A. Estes, 

Louisa J. Estes, married Califf not a member. 



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Emma R. Estes, Removed 
James M. Estes, 

[82] 

Amy A. Foster, died Vassalboro, 1878. 

Mary 0. Foster, died 1889. 

Samuel Foster, died 

Mary Foster (iiis wife), died 

Harris Foster, died 

John Frye, died Vassalboro, 15, 4 mo., 1885. 

Sarah Frye (his wife), died Vassalboro, 1875. 

John F. Frye, son John and Sarah, Released 

Sarah Frye (Waterville)j Cert, to 

Levi Gardner, died N. Vassalboro, 16, 12 mo., 1880. 

Eliza P. Gardner (his wife), d. E. Vassalboro, 1, 3 mo., 1890. 

Hannah Goddard (2nd wife of Benj. Vv^.) 

Jane Grant 

Ebenezer P. Goddard, received by request. 

Emma R. Goddard (his wife), dau. Daniel & Mary Runnells, 2nd husband 
Thompson, died Canton, Me., 1898. 
Children. 
Ella F. Goddard, Rec'd by request of parents. Married Arthur Blish, 

Henry Marden, not 
members. 

Mary R. Goddard " " " " " Married Luke Spencer 

not a member. 
Emma R. Goddard (wife of Herbert H.), Rec'd by request. By Cert, to 
Uxbridge, Mass., with her husband, see p. 72, 

[83] 

Hepsibeth Homans, rec'd by request. Died Vass. 

J. Albert Jenkins, son Jabez and Sarah (see page 50). 
Abbie P. Jenkins (his wife). 
Children. 
S. Lizzie Jenkins, b. Winslow, 7, 10 mo., 1871. Married Edward W. 

Towle, 17, 3 mo., 1893. 
Alma Campbell Jenkins, adopted, rec'd by request, 15, 5 mo., 1894. 

John D. Lang, Cert. fr. Berwick Mo. M., 25, 12 mo., 1846. Died Vass., 24, 

5 mo., 1879. 
Ann Elmira Lang (his wife), Cert. fr. Berwick as above. Died Vass., 17, 

3 mo., 1879. 

Thomas S. Lang, Cert. fr. Berwick as above. 

John A. Lang, " '' " '' '' 

Thcodate Lang, '' " " '' " Married Joshua L. Bailey. 

Abbie B. Lawson, Rec'd by request. 

Ida L. Lawson, *' " " Released. 

Preston Lancaster, " '' " 

Nellie Lancaster, '' " '! 

Eliza Osborne, died E. Vassalboro, 1886. 

[84] 
James C. Pierce, rec'd by request. 

Eliza P. Pierce (his wife), dau. Edmund and Annie Gates. 
Annie M. Priest, dau. James and Eliza Pierce, rec'd by request. 
Henry Priest, son Allen and Priest, '' '^ '' 

Ernest Priest, E. Vass., son Henry and Annie M. Priest, rec'd by request, 
19, 12 mo., 1905. 



316 Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroughj Me, [Oct. 

Phebe W. Prescott, New York (State), died 17, 2 mo., 1891. 

Josiah A. Prescott, Request, 13, 9 mo., 1870; Cert, to Durham, 25, 6 mo., 

1872; Cert, from Durham, 13, 10 mo., 1896. Died, Vass., 5, 3 mo., 

1907. 
Sylvena Prescott. Married Albert A. Bailey, Kan., 1906. 
Joseph H. Pratt, Cert, from Dover Mo. M. 
Martha E. Pratt, " '' " " " 

Hannah T. Pratt. " '' '' " '' 

Allen W. Pinkham, Cert, from Winthrop. Cert, back to Winthrop again. 
Phebe A. Pinkham (his wife), Cert, from Winthrop. 
Children. 

Edith Pinkham, Cert, from Winthrop. 

Charles Melvin Pinkham, b. Vassalboro. 

[85] 

Wm. P. Roberts, Released. 

Deborah Rowe, Died E. Vassalboro. 

Sadie Robinson, Rec'd by request, 10 mo., 1892. 

Edwin F. Taber, '' '' " 15, 3 mo., 1892. 

Addie Taber (his wife), do. " " 

Clara H. Towle (wife of John Towle deceased), Cert, from St. Albans, 17, 

10 mo., 1893. Married Geo. H. Pope, 2nd husband, 17, 3 mo., 1897. 
Edward W. Towle, son John and Clara, Cert, from St. Albans, 17, 3 mo., 

1893; married S. Lizzie Jenkins, 17, 3 mo., 1893. 
Lizzie S. J. Towle (his wife), see page 83. 
Ralph E. Towle, adopted by Edward W. and L. S. J. Towle. Rec'd upon 

request of adopted parents. An Associate member. 
John A. Towle, b. Vassalboro, 20, 11 mo., 1881, son John and Clara Towle. 

Cert, from St. Albans, 17, 10 mo., 1893. 

[86] 

Lucy G. Whitehouse, Rec'd by request. Married Wm. Whitehouse not a 
member. Released. 
Children of Wm. and Lucy G. Whitehouse. 

Lucy L. Whitehouse, Rec'd by request of mother. Died Vass., 29, 

12 mo., 1888. 
Louisa O. Whitehouse, " " " '' " Died Vass., 

12 mo., 1888. Married Frank Ward, not a member. 
George H. Whitehouse, Rec'd by request of mother. Disowned. 

Joseph S. Whitney, Rec'd by request. Cert, to 

Esther S. Whitney (his wife), " " " '' " 

Isaac E. Wentworth, " " " " '' 

Susan Wentworth (his wife), " " " " " 

Orrin Webber, Rec'd by request, 1892. Died Vassalboro, 14, 5 mo., 1893. 
Robina W. Webber (his wife), Rec'd by request, 17, 5 mo., 1892. 
Children [b. Vassalboro]. 

George E. Webber, b. 18, 2 mo., 1876. Rec'd by request, 17, 

5 mo., 1892. 
Maud V. Webber, " 4, 10 mo., 1877. Rec'd by request, 17, 

5 mo., 1892. 
Benjamin W. Webber, " 7, 4 mo., 1879. Rec'd bv request, 17, 

5 mo., 1892. 
Merton 0. Webber, *^ 13, 4 mo., 1881. Rec'd by request, 17, 

5 mo., 1892. 
Robert R. Webber, " 15, 1 mo., 1888. Rec'd by request, 17, 

5 mo., 1892. 
The last three were received by request of mother. 



1915] Friends^ Records at Vassalhorough, Me, 317 

Nettie Gertrude Washburn, dau. J. F. and Lillian H. Washburn, b. Worces- 
ter Mass., 21, 6 mo., 1884; rec'd by request of J. F. and Ruthanna 
Washburn, 2nd wife, 4 mo., 1893, Married Butler not a member. 

[87] 

Edward H. Cook (see page 80), son Elijah and Judith Cook. 
Annie L. Cook (his wife), dau. Zenas Hamlin, rec'd by request and Letter 

from Cong. C, 16, 11 mo., 1897. d. Vass., 15, 12 mo., 1899. 
Edward Chase Cook, son Edward and Anna, by request of father, 2 mo., 

1870. 
Hattie Cook, dau. Edward and Annie, by request, 9 mo., 1892. 

Edith M. Cook, by request and letter from Cong. C, Vass., 16, 11 mo., 1897. 
Annie E. Cook, b. Vass., 1886; rec'd by request 16, 11 mo., 1897. 
George D. Cook, son Elijah and Judith Cook. 
Harold E. Cook, son George D. and Helen M., rec'd by request of father, 

6 mo., 1870. Released by request to join another church. 
Helen M. Cook (wdfe of John Cook), rec'd by request. 
Stephen Lawton, rec'd by request and letter from M. E, Church, Cross Hill, 

Vass., 17, 4 mo., 1894. Died Vass.,* 2, — mo., 1905. 
Althea W. Hedge, b. Vass., dau. Beriah and Eliza Weeks, by request 17, 7, 

1894. 
EHza F. Butterfield. b. Vass., dau. Beriah and Eliza Weeks, by request, 17, 

7, 1894. 

[88] 

Minnie M. Purinton, Rec'd by request, 19, 3 mo., 1895. Released by req. 
Jessie M. Purinton, b. 12, 3 mo., 1882. Adopted dau. Minnie M. 
Purinton. Rec'd by req., 19, 3 mo., 1895. Married Edward 0. 
Brown, 3, 5 mo., 1898. 

David B. Gates, son Charle B. and Margaret (see page 71). 
Annabel Gates (his wife), dau. Samuel Clark & wife of China, not members. 
By request, 19, 1 mo., 1897. 
Children. 
Baker G. Gates, b. 26, 8 mo., 1890. By request of parents, 19, 1 

mo., 1897. Died E. Vass. 
S. Clark Gates, " " " " By request of parents. 

Hannah P. Jepson. By Cert, from China. Released by Cert, to Whittier, 
Gal., 18, 8 mo., 1896. 

John W. Clark, By request, 18, 5 mo., 1897. Died E. Vass., 13, 12 

mo., 1900. 
Ida F. Clark (his wife), " " *' ^ u 

Annie E. Crawford, by request, 18, 1 mo., 1898. 
Walter E. Crawford, " " 19, 10 mo., 1897. 

[89] 
Elijah Cook, Jr. (see page 80). 

Sarah F. Cook (his wife), rec'd by request and letter, 16, 11 mo., 1897. 
Child. 
Cora L. Cook, rec'd by request and letter, 16, 11 mo., 1897. 

Robert B. Snow, By request, 15, 3 mo., 1898. Disowned 13, 5 mo., 1902. 
Edward O. Brown, rec'd by request, 15, 3 mo., 1898. Married Jessie M. 

Purinton, 3, 5 mo., 1898. 
Jessie M. Brown (his wife), see page 88. 

[90] 

Evellyn J. Prescott, son of Josiah A. Rec'd by request, 18, 7 mo., 1899. 
Removed by Cert, to Glen Falls, N. Y., 15, 1 mo., 1907. Ac- 
knowledged his gift in the Ministry, 15, 8 mo., 1899. 



> Benton 
Friends. 



318 Friends^ Records at Vassalhoroiigh, Me. [Oct. 

Ella Grace Prescott (his wife), rec'd by request, 1905. Cert, to Glen Falls, 

N. Y., 15, 1 mo., 1907. 
Wilbur A, Bates, son Jonathan & Julia A., b. Vass., 22, 2 mo., 1869. Rec'd 

by Cert, from Maple Grove, 19, 4 mo., 1898. Cert, to R. I. Mo. 

M., 14, 11 mo., 1899. Returned to us from R. I. Mo. M. 
Julia Brown Estes (his wife), rec'd by request, 13, 9 mo., 1898. See page 72. 

Died in Oriental China, a Missionary. 

[91] 

Joseph L. Buzzell, Rec'd by request, 16, 1 mo., 1900. ^ ^^^* 

Celestia BuzzeU (his wife), " " " 

Noah S. Paul, Rec'd by request 16, 1 mo., 1900. 

Margaret C. Paul (his wife), " " '' 

Hiram B. Robinson, rec'd by req., 16, 1 mo., 1900. Released at his request, 

13, 10 mo., 1903. 
Emily Robinson (his wife), rec'd and released same as husband. 
Timothy A. Leighton, rec'd by req., 16, 1 mo., 1900. Rel. at his req., 15, 

1 mo., 1901. 
A. E. Leighton (his ^vife), rec'd and rel. same as husband. 
Eleanor Rowe, age 82 years, rec'd by request, 15, 1 mo., 1901. 
John Witham, Rec'd by request, 16, 1 mo., 1900. Rel. on request, 13, 10 mo. 

1903. 
Marcia Witham (his wife), rec'd and rel. same as husband. 

[92] 

IVIarcia A. Spaulding, orphan 16 years, rec'd by request, 16, 1 mo., 1900. 

Sophronia Brown, rec'd by request, 16, 1 mo., 1900. 
John A. Rollins, do. 

Sarah E. Rollins (his wife), do. 

Amos Richards, do. 

Hannah Richards (his \^^fe), do. 

MiLford Wejnnouth, do. 

I. Josie We^Txiouth (his wife), do. 

[93] 
Eugene S. Robinson, do. 

Released on own request, 13, 10, 1903. 
Flora E. Robinson (his wife), rec'd by request, 15, 1 mo., 1901. 
Ada Gilley, rec'd by request, 16, 1 mo., 1900. 



Anna Monk, 


do. 


17,4 


mo., 1900. 


Leon A. Monk, 


do. 


16, 1 


mo., 1900. 


Grace IM. Monk, 


do. 


[94] 


do. 


Abigail Richards, 
Phebe Richards, 


do. 
do. 




do. 

do. 


Flotte Richards, 


do. 


17,4 


mo., 1900. 


George F. Morrill, 


do. 




do. 


Emily Morrill, 
Harriet Brown, 


do. 




do. 


Henry I. Keswick, 
Apphia Preston, 
Charles Runnells, 


ft 
t( 

K 






Blanche Runnells, 


ft 







[95] 

Marquis L. Thomas, rec'd by Cert, from Durham. 17, 3 mo., 1903. A 
Recorded Minister. 



1915] Descendants of Robert Huckins 319 

George L. Jones, son Charles H. & H. Elizabeth, rec'd by Cert. fr. Boston, 
13, 12 mo., 1904. Recorded a Minister, 11 mo., 1906. 

Lydia T. Jones, dau. Charles & Jennie Jenkins (his wife), rec'd by Cert, 
from Boston, 13, 12, 1904. 

Homer J. Coppuck, rec'd by Cert, from Winona, 0., 17, 1 mo., 1905. Re- 
leased by Cert, to Greenfield, 0., 1906. Recorded a Minister, 1906. 

Lizzie May Rolliias, b. Benton. Rec'd by request, 17, 1 mo., 1905. 

[96] 

Mary W. Preston, rec'd by request 6 mo., 1903. 

Mary W. Bragg, do. 

Chas. F. Bragg, 

Daniel W. Richards, 

Mary L. Richards, 

Susie L. Hurd, 

Mary W. Richardson, 

John Green, 

Chas S. Richards, 

Edith E. Eliath, rec'd by request 13, 10 mo., 1903. 

[97] 



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It 
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tt 
(f 



Clinton Bragen, 

Leora F. Bragen (his wife), dau. Hiram Coleman, 



Rec'd by Cert, from 
• Falmouth Mo. Meet. 
19, 12 mo., 1905. 



ROBERT HUCKINS OF THE DOVER COMBINATION 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS 

By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 

[Concluded from page 267] 

163. SiMON^ HucKiNS (Miles,'^ Simon^, Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ 

James^ Robert^), of Freedom, mechanic, born at North 

Effingham (Freedom) 8 Aug. 1824, died 8 Jan. 1892. He 

married, 19 Sept. 1848, Cordelia D. Noble, daughter of 

Nathan and Mary (Jordan), who was born at Norway, Me., 

16 Mar. 1825 and died 26 Apr. 1890. 

Children, the first one born at Norway, Me., the others at 

Freedom : 

i. Mehitable A.,9 b. 18 Aug. 1849; d. 10 Nov. 1856. 

ii. Gilbert N., of Freedom, farmer, b. 23 Apr. 1851; living (1910); 

m. 16 Nov. 1876 Sarah Adelaide Blaisdell, dau. of Mark P. 

and Dorcas (Harmon), b. at Madison 2 Apr. 1855, living (1910). 

Four children. 
iii. Ada Evelyn, b. 23 Jan. 1853; living (1910); m. 9 Nov. 1873 

Edwin Augustus Thurston, s. of Harvey and Jane (Towle), 

of Freedom, farmer, b. at Freedom 8 Sept. 1851, living (1910). 

Five children. 
iv. Simon Osgood, of Mountainview, lumber merchant, b, 16 Nov. 

1855; living (1910); m. 6 Mar. 1881 Nellie J. Harmon, dau. of 

Charles P. and Annette (Moulton), b. at Freedom 14 June l^sSO, 

d. 17 June 1899. Two children. 
V. Charles Sumner, of Maiden, Mass., master drayman, b. 8 Feb. 

1861; living (1910); m. (1) in Boston, Mass., 2 Jan. 1886, his 



320 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Oct. 

fifth cousin, Emma F. Hurd, dau. of David T. and Nancy Hill 
(Jenness) (32, i, 11); m. (2) 28 Nov. 1910 Annie Sweatt, dau. of 
Horace and Laura (Putnam), b. at Peabody, Mass., 21 Aug. 1869, 
living (1910). One child, by second wife. 

vi. Edwin Lincoln, b. 12 July 1863; d. 1 July 1865. 

vii. Edwin Lincoln, of Freedom, farmer, b. 26 Nov. 1870; living (1910); 
m. 11 Mar. 1891 Mary L. Harmon, dau. of Ransom and Eliza- 
beth (Durgin), b. at Freedom 2 Mar. 1871, living (1910). Two 
children. 

164. Miles Randall^ Huckins {Miles,'^ Simon,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ 

Robert,^ James, ^ Robert^), of Lawrence, Mass., carpenter, 

soldier in the Civil War (59th Mass. Volunteers), born at 

North Effingham (Freedom) 27 May 1827, died at Dracut, 

Mass., 18 June 1894. He married at Lawrence, Mass., 

8 Apr. 1852, Nancy Jane Row^e, daughter of Jesse and 

Sarah, who was born at Embden, Me., 6 June 1827 and died 

at Lawrence, Mass., 27 Jan. 1899. 

Only child: 

i. Sarah Elizabeth,^ b. at Freedom 29 May 1853; living (1910); m. 
at Lawrence, Mass., 13 Oct. 1887, her second cousin, Edward B. 
BussEY, s. of Jaazaniah F. and Abigail H. (Mills) (29, i, 6), of 
Medford, Mass., merchant, b. in Boston, Mass., 3 July 1858, 
Uving (1910). One child. 

165. Joseph^ Huckins (Miles, "^ Simon,^ Thomas,^ Thojnas,^ Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Freedom, farmer, draj^man, born at North 

Effingham (Freedom) 13 Apr. 1829, died 23 Oct. 1902. He 

married in Boston, Mass., 17 Jan. 1855, Mary Pease Lord, 

daughter of John N. and Nancy (Gushing), who was born at 

North Effingham (Freedom) 27 Jan. 1830 and died 12 Nov. 

1879. 

Only child: 

i. George Frank,^ of Freedom, lumber merchant, b. at Freedom 
9 Jan. 1859; living (1910); m. 27 Dec. 1880 his second cousin, 
Annie Etta Harmon (87, v, 3), q.v., dau. of Bion E. and Caroline 
G. (Huckuis). One child. 

166. Israel Randall^ Huckins {Daniel,'^ Simon,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,* 

Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Freedom, stonemason, born at 
North Effingham (Freedom) in 1822, died 25 Nov. 1887, 
He married at Lawrence, Mass., 5 Nov. 1842, Elizabeth 
Ann Meder, who was born at Tamworth in 1823 and died 
10 Mar. 1873. 
Children, born at Freedom: 

i. Daniel G.,^ b. 1843; d. 18 Feb. 1845. 

ii. Cordelia A., b. 1845; d. 1845. 

iii. Sarah Ann, b. 30 July 1850; d. at Clarence, Mo., 24 Sept. 1912; 
m. 12 Jan. 1867 James Davis, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Buz- 
zell), of Conwav, N. H., and of Clarence, Mo., 1885, farmer, b. at 
Effingham 24 Jan. 1845, d. 27 Jan. 1908. Ten children. 

iv. John, of Freedom, railroad employee, d. unm. at Freedom 1890 (?). 

V. Theodore, of Charlestown, Mass., leather worker, d. abt. 1885; m. 
at Charlestown, Mass., 18 Mar. 1871, Ella A. Savage, dau. of Seth 
and Sarah A. (Frye), b. at Charlestown, Mass., 1849. One child. 

vi. Millard Fillmore, of Conway, and of Chicago, 111., b. 21 Nov. 
1856; d. before 1910; m. 29 Mar. 1877 Lydia A. Cole, dau. of 



1915] Descendants of Robert Huckins 321 

Alonzo and Mary A., b. at Fryeburg, Me., 1861, d. at Conway, 

1884 (?). One child. 

vii-xiii. Children, d. in infancy. 

167. Capt. Israel^ Huckins (Thomas,'^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas* 

Robert,^ James,^ Robert^), of Lexington, Mich., farmer, officer 
in the Civil War (10th Mich. Infantry), chairman of the 
Board of War Claims at Nashville, supervisor, county treas- 
urer, member of the Legislature, born at London, Ont., 
11 July 1822, died 24 Mar. 1895. He married, 12 Sept. 1843, 
Melinda Pierce, daughter of Ephraim and Louisa (Vinopp), 
who was born at London, Ont., 15 June 1824 and died 2 Apr. 
1887. 
Children, born at Lexington, Mich. : 

i. Melissa,^ d. unm. 

ii. Marshall, d. unm. 

iii. Frances, b. 19 Sept. 1848; d. 20 Apr. 1901; m. 9 Sept. 1868 John 
W. Norman, s. of Robert and Elizabeth (Wells), of Lexington, 
Mich., treasurer of the Lexington Mills, member of the Legisla- 
ture, b. at King, Ont., 31 July 1844, d. 3 Nov. 1909. Three 
children. 

168. Thomas^ Huckins (Abijah,'^ Josiah,^ Thomas ^^ Thomas^* Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Eaton Rapids, Mich., carriage maker, 

born at London, Ont., in 1822, died 14 May 1900. He 

married, about 1845, Orilla Snider, daughter of John. 

Children, born at Eaton Rapids, Mich. : 

i. Andrew,^ b. 30 July 1846; d. 14 Jan. 1847. 

ii. Caroline, b. 28 Sept. 1849; d, 28 Apr. 1870; m. Mills- 

PAUGH of Charlotte, Mich, 
iii. Sarah, b. 30 Apr. 1854; d. 26 Jan. 1868. 
iv. Eva, b. 22 May 1863; d. 19 Jan. 1879. 

169. David^ Huckins (Abijah,'^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,"^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Eaton Rapids, Mich., farmer, soldier in 

the Civil War, born at London, Ont., 13 May 1829, died 

2 Aug. 1865. He married Lucy A. Ducette. 

Children, born at Eaton Rapids, Mich. : 

i. Ella,^ b. 7 Mar. 1854; living unm. (1910) at Eaton Rapids, Mich, 
ii. Elmer, b. 5 Dec. 1858; d. 2 Dec. 1860. 

170. Daniel^ Huckins {Miles, '^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Lexington, Mich., 1841, Nebraska City, 

Nebr., 1869, shoemaker, born at London, Ont., 6 May 1822, 

died 6 Mar. 1897. He married in Canada, 17 Aug. 1841, 

Mary Banghart, who was born 2 Apr. 1819 and died 5 June 

1894. 

Children, born at Lexington, Mich. : 

i. Sarah,^ b. 28 July 1842; d. in infancy. 

ii. Royal, b. 1 Jan. 1844; d. in infancy. 

iii. Andrew B., of Nebraska City, Nebr., salesman, b. 4 Jan. 1846; 

d. at Venice, 111., 6 May 1912; m. at Lexington, Mich., 23 Aug. 

1864, Jane McIlreevy, dau. of James and Winifred (Hawley), 

b. at Kingston, Ont., 30 Nov. 1846, living (1915) at St. Catherine's, 

Ont. Four children, 
iv. Pembroke, b. 8 Oct. 1849; d. in infancy. 



322 Descendants of Robert Huckins [Oct. 

T. Milton S., of Seattle, Wash., horseman, b. 28 Mav 1852; living 
(1910); m. at Nebraska City, Nebr., 7 May 1872, Flora Welch, 
dau. of Joseph F. and Rachel (Gettes), b. at Hillsdale, Mich., 
18 Oct. 1852, living (1910). Three children. 

vi. Henry, of Lincohi, Nebr., pubhsher of the Lincoln Herald, b. 26 
Dec. 1858; hving (1910); m. 1 Feb. 1877 Vina Rutherford, 
dau. of Benjamin Franklin and Marv Ann (Few), b. in Licking 
Co., Ohio, 29 Jan. 1858, d. at Brooklyn, N. Y., 30 Apr. 1895. 
One child. 

171. JosiAH^ Huckins (Miles,'^ Josiah,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^ Robert,^ 

James,^ Robert^), of Lexington, Mich., farmer, born at Lon- 
don, Ont., 4 July 1834, died at Swartz Creek, Mich., 24 Feb. 
1892. He married at Lexington, Mich., 25 May 1858, Mary 
Ann Lawrence, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Abbott), 
who was born at Whitby, Ont., 13 July 1835 and died 15 May 
1909. 

Children, born at Lexington, Mich. : 

i. Lawrence,^ of Lennon, Mich., farmer, b. 4 Mar. 1859; d. 5 Maj^ 
1911; m. at Burt, Mich., 17 Mar. 1886, Eva Miller, dau. of 
Benjamin and Mary E. (Brown), b. at Oxford, Mich., 8 Aug. 
1858, hving (1912) at Lennon, Mich. Three children. 

ii. Osgood, of Lennon, Mich., farmer, b. 17 Mar. 1862; living (1910); 
m. at Lexington, Mich., 3 Oct. 1889, Mary Wier, dau. of William 
and Mary J. (Wallace), b. at Lexington, Mich., 11 Feb. 1870, 
living (1910). Two children. 

iii. Oscar, of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., poUceman, b. 26 Mar. 1834; 
living unm. (1910). 

iv. Armina, b. 17 Jan. 1867; living (1910); m. at Croswell, Mich., 
4 Apr. 1885, Benjamin Hilliker, s. of Benjamin and Almira 
(Smith), of Swartz Creek, Mich., 1890, farmer, b. at Clyde, Mich., 
15 Aug. 1861, living (1910). Two chHdren. 

172. Joseph^ Huckins (Noah,"^ Josiah,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas,'^ Robert,^ 

James, ^ Robert^), of Brooklin, Ont., Toronto, Ont., 1875, 
Victoria, B. C, 1902, merchant, born at Oshawa, Whitby 
Township, Ont., 24 Sept. 1827, died 9 Apr. 1903. He married 
at Ashburn, Whitby Township, Ont., 30 Oct. 1849, Mary 
Jane Reid McLane, daughter of John and ]\Iary (Reid), 
who was born at Richmond Hill, Ont., 30 Oct. 1831 and died 
at Stratford, Ont., 15 Feb. 1895. 
Children, born at Brooklin, Ont. : 

i. John McLane,^ b. 1854; d. 1858. 

ii. Mary E., b. 1857; d. 1858. 

iii. Mary Helen, b. 4 Oct. 1859; hving (1910); m. 8 Apr. 1879 Rev. 
Joseph McCoy, s. of John and Elizabeth J. (Scottj, of Victoria, 
B. C, Presbyterian clergyman, B.A. (Univ. of Toronto, 1875), 
M.A. (Univ. of Toronto, 1876), b. at Hamilton, Ont., 23 Sept. 
1848, hvmg (1910). Five children. 

173. James Marshall^ Huckins (Noah,"^ Josiah,^ Th